Blue Streak

Blue Streak

Les Mayfield (1999)

90min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this crime comedy, Martin Lawrence plays a thief who emerges from prison and is horrified to find that the construction site where he had hidden a stolen jewel is now a police station. Joining the boys in blue, his "wrong side of the law" approach to crime-solving yields some extraordinary results. Unlike so many action comedies, director Les Mayfield's film boasts an intricate and cleverly structured plot, though the tension is undermined by Lawrence's wild overacting. Highly reminiscent of Eddie Murphy's early (funny) movies, not to mention the 1965 British comedy The Big Job starring Sid James, this may be unashamedly lowbrow entertainment, but it's great fun nonetheless.

Summary

A convicted jewel thief is released from prison, and sets about recovering his hidden loot - only to discover a police station has since been built where he left it. Undeterred, he poses as a maverick cop and worms his way into the detective division - little realising his problems have only just begun. Comedy, starring Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson and Peter Greene.

Cast & Crew

Miles Logan Martin Lawrence
Carlson Luke Wilson
Deacon Peter Greene
Tulley David Chappelle
Melissa Green Nicole Ari Parker
Rizzo Graham Beckel
LaFleur Olek Krupa
Glenfiddish Robert Miranda
Director Les Mayfield
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia TriStarGuidance: Edited for violence and language.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 26 Dec 1999
Comedy Drama