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Robert DeNiro continues to lampoon his tough-guy persona with this spoof of buddy cop movies that teams him with comic co-star Eddie Murphy. DeNiro is L.A.P.D. detective Mitch Preston, a gruff, no-nonsense 28-year veteran whose bust of a drug gang is botched one night by Trey Sellars (Murphy), a bumbling patrolman who's really a frustrated actor at heart. When Mitch's aggravation is captured by a television news crew, he fires his gun in their direction and becomes an instant media celebrity, while earning himself a temporary suspension at work. After his fame draws the attention of network TV producer Chase Renzi (Rene Russo), Mitch is soon informed that the only way he can get back to work is to allow a production crew to trail him on the job for a new cop reality series called "Showtime". In order to make the taciturn lawman more palatable to the viewing public, he's paired with the camera-friendly, fast-talking Trey. The new partners drive each other crazy, but their mismatched sensibilities make for great TV, while their newfound fame has its advantages in getting them back on the trail of those escaped drug dealers, who possess a powerful new weapon. Showtime co-stars Frankie Faison and William Shatner, who sends up his own TV cop role in T.J. Hooker. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:March 15, 2002

Cast

Robert De Niro
as Mitch Preston
Eddie Murphy
as Trey Sellars
Rene Russo
as Chase Renzi
Pedro Damien
as Vargas
Mos Def
as Lazy Boy
Frankie R. Faison
as Captain Winship
William Shatner
as Himself
Nestor Serrano
as Ray
Drena De Niro
as Annie
Linda Hart
as Waitress
Taj "T.J." Cross
as ReRun
Judah Friedlander
as Julio
Kadeem Hardison
as Kyle
Peter Jacobson
as Brad Slocum
Kenneth Hudson Campbell
as Cop in Gym
John Cariani
as Charlie
Maurice Compte
as Chili
Rachael Harris
as Teacher
Zaid Farid
as Captain (Audition)
Holly Mandel
as Producer
Marshall Manesh
as Convenience Store Owner
James Roday
as Cameraman
Joel Hurt Jones
as Reporter #1
Chris Harrison
as Reporter #2
Perri Peltz
as Reporter #3
Amy Powell
as Reporter #4
Debra Snell
as Reporter #5
Chris Ufland
as Reporter #6
Ewan Chung
as Ping Pong Opponent
Andrew Wilson
as Locker Room Cop #1
Larry Joe Campbell
as Locker Room Cop #2
Reggie Gaskins
as Locker Room Cop #3
Rick Cramer
as Duty Officer
Jeff Sanders
as Big Boy
Robert Joseph
as Gangbanger #4
Kirk Ward
as Parking Garage Police #1
Reggie Jordan
as Parking Garage Police #2
Lucille M. Oliver
as Screaming Woman
Callie Childers
as Pool Girl
Tom Billett
as Freddy Bouncer #2
Henry Kingi
as Garbage Truck Driver
Neil Mather
as Uniform
Joel Elliott
as Animal Welfare Worker #1
Grant Sawyer
as Animal Welfare Worker #2
Christopher Darga
as Announcer At Gun Show
Clement Blake
as Gun Show Patron
Teresa DePriest
as Female Cop #2
John Polce
as Police Officer
Neil Mather
as Uniform
Grant Sawyer
as Animal Welfare Worker #2
Joel Elliott
as Animal Welfare Worker #1
Tom Billett
as Freddy Bouncer #2
Reggie Gaskins
as Locker Room Cop #3
Robert Joseph
as Gangbanger #4
Rick Cramer
as Duty Officer
Clement Blake
as Gun Show Patron
Andrew Wilson
as Locker Room Cop #1
Marshall Manesh
as Convenience Store Owner
Jeff Sanders
as Big Boy
Henry Kingi
as Garbage Truck Driver
Lucille M. Oliver
as Screaming Woman
Chris Ufland
as Reporter #6
Teresa DePriest
as Female Cop #2
James Roday
as Cameraman
Chris Harrison
as Reporter #2
Maurice Compte
as Chili
Debra Snell
as Reporter #5
Joel Hurt Jones
as Reporter #1
Kirk Ward
as Parking Garage Police #1
Amy Powell
as Reporter #4
Christopher Darga
as Announcer At Gun Show
Zaid Farid
as Captain (Audition)
Rachael Harris
as Teacher
Perri Peltz
as Reporter #3
Callie Childers
as Pool Girl
Ewan Chung
as Ping Pong Opponent
Reggie Jordan
as Parking Garage Police #2
Larry Joe Campbell
as Locker Room Cop #2
Holly Mandel
as Producer

Crew

Tom Dey
Director
Jane Rosenthal
Producer
Jorge Saralegui
Producer
Jorge Saralegui
Screen Story
Jorge Saralegui
Screenwriter
Keith Sharon
Screenwriter
Miles Millar
Screenwriter
Alfred Gough
Screenwriter
Jamie Anderson
Cinematographer
Thomas Kloss
Cinematographer
Otto Nemenz
Cinematographer
Alan Silvestri
Composer (Music Score)
Michael McQuarn
Musical Direction/Supervision
Joel Sill
Musical Direction/Supervision
Billy Weber
Editor
Jeff Mann
Production Designer
Geoff Hubbard
Art Director
Channing Dungey
Co-producer
Bruce Berman
Executive Producer
Will Smith
Executive Producer
James Lassiter
Executive Producer
Eric McLeod
Executive Producer
Tessa Posnansky
Set Designer
Beck Taylor
Set Designer
Nick Navarro
Set Designer
John Fasal
Set Designer
Bill Hiney
Set Designer
George R. Lee
Set Designer
Fetteroff Colen
Costume Designer
Erik Lemoss-Rettner
Costume Designer
Deborah M. Davis
Costume Designer
Deborah Slate
Costume Designer
Kelly Lindquist
Costume Designer
Ellen Chenoweth
Costume Designer
Elaine Davis
Costume Designer
Lisa Wong
Costume Designer
John Fasal
Sound/Sound Designer
Josh King
First Assistant Director
Fred Roth
First Assistant Director
Jonathan Watson
First Assistant Director
Thomas Dadras
Animator
Joel Merritt
Animator
Aliza Chameides
Animator
Robert Lurye
Animator
Nick Hermz
Stunts
Mark Hicks
Stunts
Jared Eddo
Stunts
Norman Howell
Stunts
Kenny Endoso
Stunts
John Cenatiempo
Stunts
Michael Papajohn
Stunts
Rick Avery
Stunts
Freddy Bouciegues
Stunts
Starly Alvarado
Stunts
Jalil Lynch
Stunts
Robert Alonzo
Stunts
Pat Romano
Stunts
Christine Paola
Stunts
Jophery Brown
Stunts
Chic Daniel
Stunts
Seth Arnett
Stunts
Felipe Savahge
Stunts
Pete Antico
Stunts
Corey Michael Eubanks
Stunts
Glory Fioramonti
Stunts
Daniel Epper
Stunts
John Edward
Stunts
Jon Braver
Stunts
Mark Ginther
Stunts
Dick Ziker
Stunts
Bob Brown
Stunts
Andy Gill
Stunts
Hollis Hill
Stunts
Eddie Braun
Stunts
Danny Wynands
Stunts
Charlie Brewer
Stunts
Esteban Cueto
Stunts
Anthony Schmidt
Stunts
Chuck Norman
Stunts
Andree Gibbs
Stunts
Brycen Counts
Stunts
Richard Epper
Stunts
Anita Hart
Stunts
Joni Avery
Stunts
Christal Chacon
Stunts
Spike Silver
Stunts
Janet Brady
Stunts
Steve Picerni
Stunts
Mike Justus
Stunts
Gregg G. Dandridge
Stunts
Robert DoQui
Stunts
Eddy Donno
Stunts
Marty Murray
Stunts
Virgil E. Carter
Stunts
Gina Jensen
Stunts
Danny Weselis
Stunts
Dane Farwell
Stunts
Bennie Moore
Stunts
Dennis S. Sands
Sound Mixer
Ellen Chenoweth
Casting
David Lee Fein
Foley Artist
Jacqueline Lopez
Visual Effects Producer
Michelle Eisenreich
Visual Effects Producer
Gregg Rudloff
Re-Recording Mixer
Mo Henry
Negative Cutter
Todd Lewis
Production Supervisor
William B. Kaplan
Music Editor
Jeff Pelton
Second Assistant Camera
Luca Kouimelis
Script Supervisor
Katherine E. Beyda
Unit Production Manager
Douglas Ziegler
Special Effects Technician
David Sandefur
Assistant Art Director
Chic Daniel
Technical Advisor
Deborah Simmrin
Publicist
Susie Farris
Casting Associate
Carlos Castillon
Post Production Assistant
Jessica Alan
Post Production Supervisor
Randy Martens
Greensman
Bruce McBroom
Still Photographer
Cheryl Nick
Makeup
Pat Huggins
Special Effects Foreman
David Saltzman
Assistant Properties
Mike Sasgen
Special Effects Foreman
Jonathan Bobbitt
Leadman
Christopher Aud
Supervising Sound Editor
Catherine Marcotte
Hair Styles
Shannon Hamed
Production Coordinator
Kenneth Karman
Music Editor
Jack Gill
Second Unit Director
Jack Gill
Stunts Coordinator
Alan Silvestri
Conductor
Terry Garcia
Assistant Sound Editor
Gena Bleier
First Assistant Editor
Anna Wilborn
Assistant Music Editor
Hilbert Hakim
Second Assistant Director
Gloria D'Alessandro
Dialogue Editor
Jamie Dixon
Visual Effects Supervisor
Joe Buscaino
Technical Advisor
Tom Numbers
Costumes Supervisor
Enzo Angileri
Hair Styles
Calmar Roberts
First Assistant Camera
Gregory Scott Hooper
Assistant Art Director
Alan Oliney
Stunts Coordinator
David Jobe
Foley Mixer
Jamie Anderson
Additional Cinematography
John Panzarella
Location Manager
Morgan Guynes
Special Effects Technician
Stacey Morris
Hair Styles
Renee Treyball
Second Assistant Camera
John Reitz
Re-Recording Mixer
Anthony Simonaitis
Special Effects Foreman
James Camomile
Special Effects Technician
Valerie Zielonka
Costumes Supervisor
Chris Brenczewski
Special Effects Technician
David Sasgen
Special Effects Technician
Randy Nolen
Steadicam Operator
Marcei Brubaker
Second Assistant Director
Ilona Herman
Hair Styles
Ilona Herman
Makeup
Jose Paramo
Special Effects Technician
Leslie Thorson
Location Manager
Christopher Toll
First Assistant Camera
Rena Andreoli
Department Head Makeup
Sande Alessi
Extra Casting
Shane Paish
Makeup
Troy Porter
ADR Mixer
Jacqui Tager
Assistant Music Editor
Grant Sawyer
Set Dresser
Marisa Ferrey
Second Second Assistant Director
Bruce Kuroyama
Special Effects Foreman
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