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  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • 1997
  • Thomas Carter
  • 112 mins
  • 18

Summary

A wisecracking police negotiator meets his match in a ruthless jewel thief, who has not only murdered one of his best friends but has also taken a group of innocent victims hostage - including the cop's former girlfriend. Comedy thriller, starring Eddie Murphy, Michael Rapaport, Michael Wincott and Carmen Ejogo.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Following the goofy slapstick of The Nutty Professor, Eddie Murphy returned to the genre that made him a star with this misfiring action vehicle. It has a harder centre than usual as hostage negotiator Murphy uses his motormouth talents to haggle with hostage takers. However, his persuasive charms are sorely tested when he comes up against psychopathic jewel thief Michael Wincott, who remains unconvinced that it's good to talk. The highlight set piece is a car chase involving a runaway tram, but otherwise director Thomas Carter, who cut his teeth on TV series such as Remington Steele and Midnight Caller, displays little flair in the action department. Beverly Hills Cop was more fun.

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Credits

Cast

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Scott RoperEddie Murphy
Kevin McCallMichael Rapaport
Detective KimuraKim Miyori
Officer ForbesJames Carpenter
Lieutenant Sam BaffertArt Evans
EarlDonal Logue
DebbieJeni Chua
Bank managerRichard Bright
Michael KordaMichael Wincott
Ronnie TateCarmen Ejogo

Crew

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DirectorThomas Carter

Details

Language
English
Guidance
Contains violence, swearing and brief nudity.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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