History Film / Showtime

28th Apr '16 10:50:55 PM erforce
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* ShoutOut: To the LethalWeapon series, among others.
--> '''Chase:''' "Research tells us that buddy cops live in visually distinctive places. Like a trailer on a beach or a loft downtown, that sort of thing"
** Made even better by the fact that Chase is played by ReneeRusso, aka LornaCole

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* ShoutOut: To the LethalWeapon ''Film/LethalWeapon'' series, among others.
--> '''Chase:''' "Research Research tells us that buddy cops live in visually distinctive places. Like a trailer on a beach or a loft downtown, that sort of thing"
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** Made even better by the fact that Chase is played by ReneeRusso, Creator/ReneeRusso, aka LornaColeLorna Cole.
16th Mar '16 9:26:00 AM Morgenthaler
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''Showtime'' is a 2002 action comedy film directed by Tom Dey. The central plot involves LAPD Detective Mitch Preston (RobertDeNiro), a ByTheBookCop, being forced to partner up with Officer Trey Sellars (EddieMurphy), a patrolman who dreams of being a CowboyCop on TV, on a [[ShowWithinAShow reality TV show]] of the same name. Mitch hates the idea, his partner, and a camera following him. Trey, on the other hand, absolutely loves it all. Much of the film involves Trey trying to act out the typical police tropes and Mitch pointing out why they don't work in RealLife. The show's producer Chase Renzi (ReneRusso) also hires WilliamShatner to instruct the duo on how to behave like TV cops thanks to his experience playing TJHooker.

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''Showtime'' is a 2002 action comedy film directed by Tom Dey. The central plot involves LAPD Detective Mitch Preston (RobertDeNiro), a ByTheBookCop, being forced to partner up with Officer Trey Sellars (EddieMurphy), a patrolman who dreams of being a CowboyCop on TV, on a [[ShowWithinAShow reality TV show]] of the same name. Mitch hates the idea, his partner, and a camera following him. Trey, on the other hand, absolutely loves it all. Much of the film involves Trey trying to act out the typical police tropes and Mitch pointing out why they don't work in RealLife. The show's producer Chase Renzi (ReneRusso) (Creator/ReneRusso) also hires WilliamShatner Creator/WilliamShatner to instruct the duo on how to behave like TV cops thanks to his experience playing TJHooker.
Series/TJHooker.



* AsHimself: Creator/WilliamShatner is brought in by Chase to instruct Mitch and Trey on how to act as TV cops, thanks to his experience playing TJHooker.
** Also, Johnnie Cochran as Lazy Boy's attorney.

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Creator/WilliamShatner is brought in by Chase to instruct Mitch and Trey on how to act as TV cops, thanks to his experience playing TJHooker.
Series/TJHooker.
** Also, Johnnie Cochran as Lazy Boy's attorney.
4th Mar '16 1:24:08 PM Noelie84
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* Shout-out: To the LethalWeapon series, among others.

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* Shout-out: ShoutOut: To the LethalWeapon series, among others.
4th Mar '16 1:22:04 PM Noelie84
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* Shoutout: To the LethalWeapon series, among others.

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* Shoutout: Shout-out: To the LethalWeapon series, among others.
4th Mar '16 1:21:18 PM Noelie84
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* Shoutout: To the LethalWeapon series, among others.
--> '''Chase:''' "Research tells us that buddy cops live in visually distinctive places. Like a trailer on a beach or a loft downtown, that sort of thing"
** Made even better by the fact that Chase is played by ReneeRusso, aka LornaCole



* UnnecessaryCombatRoll: Shatner tries to teach the duo on how to properly slide on the hood of a car and ends up falling from the other side. Trey also slides on the hood of an expensive car that the studio has lent him, with Mitch pointing out that a real cop doesn't slide on the hood because the holster damages the paint job.

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* UnnecessaryCombatRoll: Shatner tries to teach the duo on how to properly slide on the hood of a car and ends up falling from the other side. Trey also slides on the hood of an expensive car that the studio has lent him, with Mitch pointing out that a real cop doesn't slide on the hood because the holster damages the paint job.
26th Feb '16 8:47:14 PM lorgskyegon
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** Averted earlier in the film when the ''actual'' detectives use a drug testing kit on their undercover drug buy.
11th Nov '14 12:06:18 PM Angeldeb82
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* AsHimself: WilliamShatner is brought in by Chase to instruct Mitch and Trey on how to act as TV cops, thanks to his experience playing TJHooker.

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* AsHimself: WilliamShatner Creator/WilliamShatner is brought in by Chase to instruct Mitch and Trey on how to act as TV cops, thanks to his experience playing TJHooker.



* DamselInDistress: Chase becomes one at the end, when Vargas takes her hostage. Of course, Mitch saves her, and they end up together in the end.



* DistressedDamsel: Chase becomes one at the end, when Vargas takes her hostage. Of course, Mitch saves her, and they end up together in the end.
8th May '14 5:38:27 PM Dancedom
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The film was a box office flop, not even breaking even, and was nominated for two Razzie Awards (Worst Actor and Worst Screen Couple).

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The film was a box office flop, not even breaking even, and was nominated for two Razzie Awards (Worst Actor for Eddie Murphy and Worst Screen Couple).
Couple for Murphy and Robert De Niro).
21st Feb '14 9:39:30 AM ChronoLegion
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* AmoralAttorney: Johnnie Cochran makes a cameo AsHimself as Lazy Boy's attorney.


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** Also, Johnnie Cochran as Lazy Boy's attorney.
21st Feb '14 9:33:00 AM ChronoLegion
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* FingertipDrugAnalysis: William Shatner demonstrates how to properly do this on TV. Mitch immediately points out that the powder could just as easily be cyanide.

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* FingertipDrugAnalysis: William Shatner WilliamShatner demonstrates how to properly do this on TV.TV, complete with a FascinatingEyebrow. Mitch immediately points out that the powder could just as easily be cyanide. Trey calms Shatner down by telling him it's never cyanide.
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