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Title:
Showtime
Author:
Saralegui, Jorge.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
LAPD detective Mitch Preston never wanted to be anything but a cop. Same for patrolman Trey Sellars. He always wanted to be a cop ... on TV. The two now have to come together to work for a TV show. Backed by a ratings-obsessed producer and coached in the finer points of TV copdom by a veteran star, Mitch and Trey soon becom America's favorite buddy cops. A brutal crimelord must be stopped - and that's where the shrapnel hits the fan.
General Note:
Full screen version.

Special features: additional/extended scenes; 5 hilarious improvised Eddie Murphy "Showtime - booth confessionals"; the entire premiere party sequence; 2 extended scenes; commentary by director Tom Dey, producer Jorge Saralegui and editor Billy Weber; go on the set with "HBO first look: the making of "Showtime""; theatrical trailer; cast/crew highlights; web-enabled - Website/Web event links.

Closed-captioned.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13.
ISBN:
9780790767659
UPC:
085392244027
Format :
DVD

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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


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