Hollywood Homicide

Hollywood Homicide

Ron Shelton (2003)

111min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This police comedy drama was made at the time when Harrison Ford seemed to have lost a bit of the old magic with flops such as K-19: the Widowmaker and Random Hearts taking some of the polish off the once golden boy. It continued the downward trend, which was a pity, because it's a serviceable enough buddy movie. Ford plays a homicide detective who's busier moonlighting with his real-estate deals than solving crimes, while partner Josh Hartnett is an affable dimwit with an ambition to take to the stage. The plot makes little sense, and it all degenerates into the inevitable car chase in the final act, but there's enough wit in the script and chemistry between the likeable leads to cover the loose ends.

Summary

Two cops are put to the test by the baffling case of a rapper murdered on stage, but they are more concerned with escaping the daily grind of catching crooks than the machinations of the music industry. While one moonlights unsuccessfully as an estate agent, the other sees this high-profile case as a chance to fulfil his dream of becoming an actor. Action comedy, starring Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett and Lena Olin.

Cast & Crew

Joe Gavilan Harrison Ford
KC Calden Josh Hartnett
Ruby Lena Olin
Lt Bennie Macko Bruce Greenwood
Antoine Sartain Isaiah Washington
Cleo Ricard Lolita Davidovich
Leon Keith David
Julius Armas Master P
Olivia Robidoux Gladys Knight
Wanda Lou Diamond Phillips
Leroy Wasley Dwight Yoakam
Jerry Duran Martin Landau
Celebrity Eric Idle
Marty Wheeler Frank Sinatra Jr
Robert Wagner Robert Wagner
Johnny Grant Johnny Grant
Cabbie Smokey Robinson
K-Ro Kurupt
Silk Brown André Benjamin
Commander Preston Alan Dale (2)
Killer "Joker" Anthony Mackie
Director Ron Shelton
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia TriStarGuidance: Violence, swearingAvailable on: video and DVDReleased on: 29 Aug 2003
Drama Comedy