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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.

Director:

Tom Dey

Writers:

Jorge Saralegui (story), Keith Sharon (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Det. Mitch Preston
Rachael Harris ... Teacher (as Rachel Harris)
Eddie Murphy ... Officer Trey Sellars
Zaid Farid Zaid Farid ... Police Captain Ben
Alex Borstein ... Casting Director
Holly Mandel Holly Mandel ... Producer
Marshall Manesh ... Convenience Store Owner
Nestor Serrano ... Ray
T.J. Cross T.J. Cross ... ReRun (as TJ Cross)
Yasiin Bey ... Lazy Boy (as Mos Def)
James Roday Rodriguez ... 'Showtime' Cameraman (as James Roday)
Joel Hurt Jones Joel Hurt Jones ... Reporter #1
Chris Harrison Chris Harrison ... Reporter #2
Perri Peltz Perri Peltz ... Reporter #3
Amy Powell 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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Plot Keywords:

chase | police | lapd | buddy cop | drugs | See All (138) »

Taglines:

Lights. Camera. Aggravation.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Though not sharing any scenes, James Roday and William Shatner would later collaborate on Psych (2006). See more »

Goofs

When Trey is giving Mitch advice about not 'wearing ugly checkered shirts' , and needs to wear solids more, he is actually already wearing the solid blue shirt that Rene's character compliments him on later. See more »

Quotes

[Mitch is speaking into the "confessional" camera]
Mitch Preston: Do you feel lucky, punk? Well, do ya? I'm too old for this shit. Go on, I dare ya.
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Crazy Credits

After all the credits, there are some 'confessional' scenes with Murphy's character, talking about DeNiro's. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Lie Till I Die
(2002)
Written by Shaggy (as D. Burrell), Rik Rok (as R. Ducent) and Christopher Birch (as C. Birch)
Produced by Shaggy and Christopher Birch
Performed by Marsha Morrison
Courtesy of Big Yard/MCA Records
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A fun film, and it even has Robert De Niro
16 May 2002 | by Agent10See all my reviews

I cannot understand why so many people did not like this film. Robert De Niro was on top of his game, delivering his lines with such aplomb, one has to believe this is his everyday demeanor. Granted, the film seemed to take on many buddy-film conventions while trying to make fun of the concept, it goes without saying this film was genuinely funny. From the police dog, to the fact Eddie Murphy didn't annoy the heck out of me, this film is a real keeper. Rene Russo also evened out the rest of the cast perfectly, establishing her role so it does not interfere with the budding relationship between De Niro and Murphy.


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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Showtime See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,011,430, 17 March 2002

Gross USA:

$38,082,712

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,885,672
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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