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I thought this movie was great! Peter Hyams proves again that he is both a talented director and cinematographer, and this movie is a perfect showcase for his talents.
Sure this movie is basically a rip off of the LETHAL WEAPON formula, but wasn't THAT movie a rip off of 48 HRS. as well? You can't complain about the movie being poorly written, because I've seen movies worse then this get Academy Awards!
I probably like the movie because of Sean Connery and Mark Harmon's chemistry, as well as all the cool chase scenes (the opening chase through the streets of San Francisco is one of the best ever filmed!) True, Meg Ryan is virtually wasted in this movie, but what did you expect? This movie was from 1988, years before SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE made her famous, so she was lucky she even got a role in it!
All in all, I recommend it to anyone who likes the 80's buddy cop genre (BLACK RAIN, TANGO AND CASH, LETHAL WEAPON, etc). And for those of you before me who bad talked it, lighten up! It's not like this movie was boring or anything. If you don't like, don't ruin it for those of us who do!
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