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Hollywood Homicide (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 13 June 2003 (USA)
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Two LAPD detectives who moonlight in other fields investigate the murder of an up-and-coming rap group.

Director:

Ron Shelton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harrison Ford ... Sgt. Joe Gavilan
Josh Hartnett ... Det. K.C. Calden
Lena Olin ... Ruby
Bruce Greenwood ... Lt. Bennie Macko
Isaiah Washington ... Antoine Sartain
Lolita Davidovich ... Cleo Ricard
Keith David ... Leon
Master P ... Julius Armas
Gladys Knight ... Olivia Robidoux
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Wanda
Meredith Scott Lynn ... I.A. Detective Jackson
Tom Todoroff ... I.A. Detective Zino
James MacDonald ... Danny Broome
Kurupt ... K-Ro
André Benjamin ... Silk Brown (as Andre Benjamin)
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Storyline

When not solving murders in Tinseltown, Detective Joe Gavilan and his rookie partner Kasey Calden both moonlight in other fields: Gavilan sells real estate (poorly), and Calden aspires to become an actor (Brando, namely). Assigned to the vicious in-club slaying of a promising young rap act, the two detective delve into the recording industry where they hope to find answers - ideally ones that also come with property buyers or auditions. Written by Anonymous

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When time is running out, one shot is all you get See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual situations and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Cops See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,112,632, 15 June 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,013,346, 27 July 2003
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to the DVD commentary the roles that Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett play in the movie are almost reversed in real life. Gavilan (Ford) is a good shot and almost a stunt driver. Calden is a lousy shot and driver. In reality Ford does not like guns and is a very poor shot at best while Hartnett is a very good marksman, having been through actor basic training for two other movies (Pearl Harbor (2001), Black Hawk Down (2001)) twice. Hartnett on the other hand does not like to drive while Ford is, according to Ron Shelton, "...a maniac behind the steering wheel". See more »

Goofs

The gun used by Antoine is a 9mm Glock 17. This gun can hold a maximum of 17 rounds, not 11 as the previously misidentified Springfield XD does. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Shooting Practice Announcer: Shooters step up to the 20 yard line.
[K.C. has trouble shooting his target during shooting practice, so Joe shoots his and K.C.'s at the same time]
K.C.: Thanks Joe.
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Crazy Credits

Smokey Robinson plays the Taxi Cab driver of the Cab that Harrison Ford's Character commandeers towards the final chase scenes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Gossip Folks
Written by Missy Elliott (as Missy Elliott), Timbaland, Ludacris (as Christopher Brian Bridges), Frankie Smith, and William Bloom
Performed by Missy Elliott (featuring Ludacris)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
Ludacris appears courtesy of Def Jam South
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample and an interpolation of "Double Dutch Bus"
Performed by Frankie Smith
Courtesy of Unidisc Music Inc.
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So many people have missed the point
16 December 2003 | by PhilmGuruSee all my reviews

Anyone who has seen this movie and commented on it as a serious action film should be shot.

From the very start it is fairly obvious it crosses the cheese line into a parody. From the totally pointless/unrelated cheesy opening scene of HF on a shooting range, the lake chase scene, the whole buddy buddy chemistry (or total deliberate lack thereof) to the non stop annoying phone ringing or maybe the complete lack of an interesting plot? Some of these should have given away to most people the real intentions of this film.

The 'love' scene with Harrison Ford should be the last clue to anyone blind enough, that this is really not to be taken seriously and can be considered made specially for Mystery Science Theatre.

The film is called 'Hollywood Homicide', I believe, so titled as to ruffle some Hollywood feathers with the notion that Hollywood has been killed by the never ending rain of terrible buddy cop movies. The real joke is that some suit somewhere probably OK'd this as a real action movie.

In fact, the funniest thing is that some people took it seriously and enjoyed it as a serious action movie.

The chases are deliberately over the top lame (I mean really, really bad), the dialogue is so silly and pointless it just makes you laugh, the character development is totally non-existant, the cliches flow non-stop, the whole side plot of internal affairs is placed there because it's in every buddy cop movie, etc, etc. How anyone took this movie as a serious action film is beyond me.

I give it 6/10 because, it's hilarious in places (in a MST kind of way), I agree with their intentions (THE COP FILMS MUST END!!!). Just please, don't take it anything more than a parody.


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