Originally set for a US theatrical release in 2004. Then two massive waves of layoffs were sustained at Miramax and Dimension, and the infamous Disney and Miramax split reached it's height. This film thus remained in the Miramax vaults unreleased during this time of uncertainty. When the Disney and Miramax divorce was finally completed, numerous films under the Miramax and Dimension label were finally released theatrically. See more »
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Action,suspense and comedy with a young beginner cop
The movie starts when a rookie young detective(Nick Cannon)is assigned by his chief(Cheech Marin)for a dangerous mission.With he help of local officers(Kelli Hu,Ian Gomez)begins the assignment,as he goes undercover at an elite high school where a murder erupts and a student is mysteriously found dead,besides a smuggling cars and a drug ring also are happening into private college.He investigates suspects ,especially another student is considered prime suspect.Meanwhile he knows a beautiful teacher(Roselyn Sanchez).
It's an OK entertainment juvenile with noisy action,thriller,humor,tongue in check and is quite bemusing.It's predictable but with lots of fun and the production values is nicely,being produced by famed producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein.The foul-mouthed Nick Cannon(also producer) imitate to detective Axel Foley formerly played by Eddie Murphy .Similar plot about undercover cop into school is previously adapted in films like are ¨Undercover¨(1987,John Stockwell) and ¨Plain clothes¨(Arliss Howard and Seymour Cassel)and taking parts from ¨Beverly Hills cop¨ and another pictures.It's a Nick Cannon(Drumline,Love don't cost a thing) humorous recital,he runs,jokes,jumps and plays an action hero.Besides a gorgeous Roselyn Sanchez(Basic,Rush hour 2),an explosive Latin beauty and known secondaries as the veteran Cheech Marin(Grindhouse,Spy kids),Kelli Hu(X2,The Scorpion king)and Ian Gomez(Lost and Chasing Papi).The motion picture is regularly directed but at least you'll get some laughs.The picture isn't great,but for some,there may be reason to watch it but contain giggles and amusement.Rating : Mediocre but entertaining.
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