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Bulletproof (1996)

Two criminals, Keats and Moses, end their friendship, when Keats turns out to be an undercover cop. Many years later, the two are forced to work together when Keats is assigned to protect Moses as a witness.

Director:

Ernest R. Dickerson (as Ernest Dickerson)

Writers:

Joe Gayton (story), Joe Gayton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damon Wayans ... Keats
Adam Sandler ... Moses
James Caan ... Colton
Jeep Swenson ... Bledsoe
James Farentino ... Capt. Jensen
Kristen Wilson ... Traci
Larry McCoy Larry McCoy ... Detective Sulliman
Allen Covert ... Detective Jones
Bill Nunn ... Finch
Mark Roberts Mark Roberts ... Charles
Mark Casella Mark Casella ... Disneyland Cop
Andrew Shaifer Andrew Shaifer ... Cop at Airport
Monica Potter ... Biker's Woman
Jonathan Loughran ... Rookie Cop
Steve White ... Veteran Cop
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Storyline

An undercover police officer named Rock Keats befriends a drug dealer and car thief named Archie Moses in a bid to catch the villainous drug lord Frank Coltan. But the only problem is that Keats is a cop, his real name is Jack Carter, and he is working undercover with the LAPD to bust Moses and Colton at a sting operation the LAPD has set up. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Their friendship could survive anything... except each other! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Κωδικό όνομα: Αλεξίσφαιρος See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,014,400, 8 September 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,162,420, 27 October 1996
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally pitched as a project for Ice-T to star. See more »

Goofs

The Arizona Highway Patrol car lacks a partition between the front and rear seats. See more »

Quotes

Archie Moses: In actuality, I was hitting on her harder than you think, motherfucker! So why don't you step the fuck back before I bitch slap your fucking heiney!
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Connections

Spoofs The Bodyguard (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Champagne
Written by Cheryl 'Salt' James, Pepa, Ralph Middlebrooks, James 'Diamond' Williams (as James L. Williams), Marshall E. Jones (as Marshall Jones), Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner (as Leroy Bonner), Clarence Satchell, Willie Beck, Marvin Pierce (as Marvin R. Pierce)
Performed by Salt-N-Pepa
Courtesy of MCA Records
by arrangement with MCA Special Markets and Products
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A mindnumbing waste of time
29 June 1999 | by MovieAlienSee all my reviews

Not only was this a bad action movie, but it was a bad Adam Sandler movie (Hey, that's a little bit redundant, isn't it?) But what I really wondered is why James Caan wasted his time in it. Why would a great actor who played in the Godfather movies want to embarrass himself in such trash?

Sandler plays a conman who unknowingly befriends a cop, played by Damon Waynes. When Sandler reveals that he knows the kingpin behind a massive heroin ring, he leads Waynes to the location, Sandler finds out that Waynes is going undercover as a cop, and shoots him in the head (by accident). Nevertheless, he recovers. To make it so the movie's plot goes on par with the title, they put a metal plate on the wound. "Bulletproof" Get it? Ooh, that's so clever and funny! My sides are splitting.

I won't tell what happens from there. If you're brave enough to tolerate mental pain from sheer stupidity, you'd see it for yourself. This movie wasn't only a rip-off of several other action movies, but the jokes were unfunny and offensive, many of them being sexist, homophobic, or racist.


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