Nick's wife's in bed with his boss. He later gets a gun to his head by a carjacker but steps on the gas pedal. They end up friends after adventures together - holdups, burglary, reckless driving, revenge etc. Twists follow.
John C. McGinley
Earl and Hank have only one thing in common: they're both L.A.P.D. rejects. One just got kicked out, the other can't even get in. After confronting each other on opposite sides of the law during a traffic stop that escalates out of control, these two luckless individuals end up partnered as lowly security guards. Despite being damned to the lowest rung of the law enforcement ladder, Earl and Hank uncover a sophisticated smuggling operation led by Nash and his band of thugs. When Earl and Hank get their hands on some hot property, they go on the run from, first the bad guys, then the L.A.P.D.--led by Lt. Washington and Detective McDuff. What these two unlikely partners do to law enforcement is a crime, but they just might save the day. That is, if they don't kill each other first.Written by
Sujit R. Varma
Earl's automatic pistol, "Earl, Jr.", is a Glock 17 converted to fire fully-automatic. Glock 18Cs, as it was meant to portray, have a rate-of-fire selector switch on the slide. See more »
Anyone convicted of a violent misdemeanor (e.g., simple assault or domestic violence) or any felony cannot be a security guard in California. See more »
[Earl is trying to reach for the keys in his car and Hank is walking up to him]
Need some help?
Are you asking me if I need some help or am I stealing this car?
Are you stealing this car?
Does it look like I'm stealing this damn car?
A little bit.
Why, 'cause I'm black? If you saw a white guy doing this you'd give him a reward.
Let me see your license.
I ain't showin' you a damn thing! This is my car and I didn't do anything wrong. You owe me an apology.
You're in dangerous grounds here, bub, ...
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Sure many people that didn't like this are vocal about it, but for me I like Steve Zahn and Lawrence proved himself in Blue Streak. I like the wit of director Dennis Dugan, ever since I saw him in "can't Buy Me Love" back in 1987. I haven't forgotten the personality he has. Although he didn't direct that one, but he has done plenty of other great pictures's. So with that I will explain, as the screw-ups that these two partners are, they try to be cool and make it happened while being inattentive boobs, they get demoted, and dropped done to a sub-level in their careers, the place that they don't want to be, so now they're a little scared about being trapped in one place. Plus there is a bigger event that is pushing them to act in a more serious and calculated manner. These two have to get to some seriousness...amongst all the craziness.
Zahn, has a really good flavor for this part and he does have a talented ability that he brings to many other roles, I like his style. If he bulked up, which might not be too healthy, but never the less he might be another Chris Farley!! Martin Lawrence is just great at bringing the crazy-civilized guy to the part. He seems to have that go back and forth ability that allows him to be either way and seemingly always a little of both. I enjoyed this even if others complained about it. For me I can recommend it to others, mostly I will say, get this on an edited film purchasing site, so that you don't have to worry about the kids, if you have any, seeing and hearing stuff that ain't appropriate. I liked the soundtrack as well, for an urban sort of feeling. I would still get the edited version for me anyway.
At any rate I recommend, although nutty and a little corny, it's still up there on the fun scale. (**)
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