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Showtime (2002)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 15 March 2002 (USA)
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A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based television cop show, while tracking down the manufacturer and distributor of an illegally made semi-automatic firearm.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Det. Mitch Preston
... Teacher (as Rachel Harris)
... Officer Trey Sellars
Zaid Farid ... Police Captain Ben
... Casting Director
Holly Mandel ... Producer
... Convenience Store Owner
... Ray
T.J. Cross ... ReRun (as TJ Cross)
... Lazy Boy (as Mos Def)
... 'Showtime' Cameraman
Joel Hurt Jones ... Reporter #1
Chris Harrison ... Reporter #2
Perri Peltz ... Reporter #3
Amy Powell ... Reporter #4
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Storyline

LAPD Detective Sergeant Mitch Preston cares only about doing his job and nailing crooks. LAPD Patrol Officer Trey Sellars joined the force as a day job until his acting career took off. During an undercover drug buy Mitch was working that Trey botched by calling in for backup and drawing media attention, Mitch's partner is shot with a very exotic 12-gauge automatic weapon; Mitch then shoots the video camera out of the hands of a reporter filming the action when the cameraman refused to shut it down. Faced with a $10 million lawsuit, the department agrees to let producer Chase Renzi film Mitch's investigation for a new reality TV show, and constantly tries to make everything more "viewer friendly" by changing everything about Mitch's life to fit the stereotypical view of police officers--and partners him with Trey. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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chase | police | lapd | buddy cop | drugs | See All (63) »

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Lights. Camera. Aggravation.

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG-13 for action violence, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,011,430, 17 March 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,082,712

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,741,732
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Trivia

William Shatner is teaching Trey how to test the cocaine, when in fact Eddie Murphy tested out cocaine the same way in Beverly Hills Cop (1984). See more »

Goofs

The timecodes in the camera that Trey uses change several times. See more »

Quotes

Detective Mitch Preston: [after his home has been remodeled] It looks like a gay porn star lives here!
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After all the credits, there are some 'confessional' scenes with Murphy's character, talking about DeNiro's. See more »

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References Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »

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So What
(2002)
Written by Tommie 'Bishop' McLaughlin (as T. McLaughlin) and Devon Fredrick Dowdell (as D. Dowdell)
Produced by Tommie 'Bishop' McLaughlin (as T. McLaughlin)
Performed by Devon Fredrick Dowdell (as Mr. Wrong) a/k/a Bareda
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The Bob & Eddie Show!
16 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a funny movie. The Bob & Eddie Show feel of it could lead to a sequel but I doubt it will make enough money.

Deniro proves he can be a great Straight man again with some hilarious and spontaneous moments. Eddie was fun to watch working with people instead of CGI animals and rodents. Rene Russo- well she's just fun to watch anyway and she's played her part excellent.

Some wild and unusual stunts, especially the garbage truck scene. This was worth seeing in the theater. We needed a good laugh and got many from the movie and the great out-takes at the end. DO NOT LEAVE at the start of the credits!

At least a 7.


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