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.
After stretching the truth on a deal with a spiritual guru, literary agent Jack McCall finds a Bodhi tree on his property. Its appearance holds a valuable lesson on the consequences of every word he speaks.
In the conniving world of politics, even a professional shyster like Thomas Jefferson Johnson (Eddie Murphy) can find himself outmatched. After using name recognition to get elected, ... See full summary »
When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U.S. government, one of the United States' top spies, Alex Scott, is called to action. What he doesn't expect is to get teamed up with a cocky civilian, World Class Boxing Champion Kelly Robinson, on a dangerous top secret espionage mission. Their assignment: using equal parts skill and humor, catch Arnold Gundars, one of the world's most successful illegal arms dealers, and foil his treacherous plans for the plane.Written by
The nickname Kelly had for Alex was "Mission Man". See more »
After Alex puts the pilot in Kelly's plane to sleep, he descends the plane to persuade Kelly to go to the party at 8pm, however, a steep descent as shown in the film is not only impossible, as they went from apparently 36,000ft to around 1, 000ft as shown on the altimeter a few seconds later, but would also make the plane exceed its structural load limit and disintegrate. In addition, it would make everything inside the plane weightless due to the negative G-forces. See more »
Let me show you something a little Kelly Robinson style. Hold on, here we go!
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The UK release has 1 second cut from the film (shot of a knife entering someone's leg and then being removed) to avoid a '15' rating. See more »
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Written by Willie Cobbs and Bo Diddley (as Ellas McDaniel)
Performed by Dawn Penn
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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An average buddy movie with action , thrills and amusement
It's a typical action , modern film . Owen Wilson plays a good and serious CIA agent , Eddie Murphy plays a humorous and foul mouthed boxer , both join forces to vanquish the evil and nasty person , Malcolm Mc Dowell , who has stolen a supersonic and invisible airplane . Famke Janssen and Gary Cole play other agents , we don't know if they are good or bad guys until the end .
The movie blends action, humor , giggles , emotion , comedy, tongue-in-cheek is quite funny and entertaining . The characters from the TV series are reversed in this film version . In the original TV series, Kelly Robinson was the white guy and the athlete, while Alexander Scott was the black guy and the non-athlete . In both cases, however, the Bill Cosby /Eddie Murphy character was a less experienced spy than the Robert Culp /Owen Wilson character .
Eddie Murphy , as always , playing the same role , Owen Wilson and Famke Janssen are rightly . Good cinematography by Oliver Wood and direction by Betty Thomas is ordinary , fitting to action film . Rating 6/10. Average but amusing.
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