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Starsky and Hutch (2004)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13,  Source of story The long running TV series. Director Todd Phillips Writers/Script John O’Brien, Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong Starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Snoop Dogg, Vince Vaughn, Juliette Lewis, Jason Bateman, Amy Smart, Carmen Electra, Paul Michael Glaser, David Soul, Will Ferrell,  Ratings IMDb: 6.1 by 138,822 … Continue reading

Stakeout (1987)

Duration 1h 57m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Saudi Arabia: PG12 Source of story An original screenplay Director John Badham Writers/Script Jim Kouf Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe, Aiden Quinn, Forest Whitaker,  Ratings IMDb: 6.6 by 23,288 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 88% by 26 critics. Elevator Pitch: Chris and Bill are a couple of … Continue reading

City Heat (1984)

Duration 1h 33m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG, Most others: 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Richard Benjamin Writers/Script Blake Edwards as Sam O. Brown, Joseph Stinson Starring Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Jane Alexander, Madeline Kahn, Rip Torn, Irene Cara, Richard Roundtree, Tony Lo Bianco  Ratings IMDb:  5.5 by 8,903 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 22% … Continue reading

Showtime (2002)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story An original screenplay Director Tom Dey Writers/Script Keith Sharon, Alfred Gough, Miles Millar (story Jorge Saralaqui) Starring Robert De Nero, Eddie Murphy, Alex Borstein, Rene Russo, Drena De Niro, Frankie Faison, William Shatner, Elevator Pitch: A reality TV show manages to manoeuvre an experienced detective, Mitch … Continue reading

The Heat (2013)

Duration 1h 57m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Paul Feig Writers/Script Katie Dippold Starring Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Marion Wayans, Michael Rapaport, Jane Curtin, Jessica Chaffin, Elevator Pitch: An unpopular but effecitve FBI agent, Sarah Ashburn, is given the task of running a Boston drug lord to ground, and is … Continue reading

Beverly Hills Cop

Released 1984 Rating 15 in UK (R in US) Director Martin Brest Writer/s Daniel Petrie Jr, Danilo Bach Starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reingold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher, Ronny Cox, Steven Berkoff Source of story An original but much rewritten and rehandled screenplay Elevator Pitch A undisciplined Detroit detective goes on the hunt for the killers … Continue reading

21 Jump Street

Released 2012 Rating 15 in UK Director Phil Lord, Christopher Miller Writer/s Michael Bacall, Jonah Hill Starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson Source of story A 1980s TV show Elevator Pitch After failing as bicycle policement two inept young cops are sent under cover into a high school where drugs are being … Continue reading

Cop Out

Released 2010 Rating 15 Director Kevin Smith Writer/s Robb and Mark Cullen Starring Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan Source of story An original screen play Elevator Pitch An ill-matched pair of New York cops are on the track of a drug cartel and one of their molls but each is preoccupied with his own problems, one … Continue reading

National Security

Released 2003 Rating 12A in UK Director Dennis Dugan Writer/s Jay Scherick, David Ronn Starring Martin Lawrence, Steve Zahn Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A police officer is jailed for attacking a black man, and after his release he joins a security firm, only to find that he must join his former … Continue reading

Hot Fuzz

Released 2007 Rating 15 in UK Director Edgar Wright Writer/s Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Timothy Dalton, Jim Broadbent, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy, Billie Whitelaw, Bill Bailey, Paddy Considine, Rafe Spall, Kevin Eldon, Olivia Colman plus many cameos by well known actors including Kate Blanchett who is uncredited. Source of story … Continue reading

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