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Comedy – Police

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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

Hollywood Homicide (2003)

Duration 1h 56m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Robert Souza, Ron Shelton Additional Info Apparently the stars could not stand each other – and actually it shows. Director Ron Shelton Starring Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, Lena Olin, Bruce Greenwood, Isaiah Washington, Lolita Davidovich, Gladys Knight, Lou Diamond Phillips, Dwight Yoakam, … Continue reading

Taxi (2004)

Released 2004 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A French film of the same name by Luc Besson Writer/s Script Robert Ben Grant, Thomas Lennon, Jim Kouf Director Tim Story Starring Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon, Jennifer Esposito, Gisele Bundchen, Ann-Margret Elevator Pitch A blundering detective accidentally teams up with a kick-ass taxi driver in pursuit … 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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