Film: Blue Streak

Blue Streak is a 1999 action comedy film directed by Les Mayfield and starring Martin Lawrence. The film is a remake of the 1965 British film The Big Job, although the original film is uncredited.

Miles Logan (Lawrence) is a reputed jewel thief who, along with some accomplices, successfully steals a $17 million diamond in Los Angeles. After an argument with one of the accomplices as to how the profits from the diamond should be divided among them, the police close in on them, and Logan is forced to hide the diamond in the air conditioning ducts of a construction site. He is then arrested. Two years later, Logan is released from prison whereupon he seeks to reclaim the diamond, which should still be there in the ducts. To his dismay, he discovers the construction site was that of a police station. In order to get in to retrieve the diamond, he is forced to pose as a cop. Hilarity Ensues.

Has nothing to do with Sonic the Hedgehog.

This film provides examples of:

  • Ascended Extra: The role of Tully was greatly expanded after the crew was impressed with Dave Chapelle's performance.
  • Buddy Cop Show: Blue Streak has all the elements of one on the surface, but with Logan being a jewel thief posing as a cop to retrieve his prized possession he left behind two years prior, it's a subversion of the genre.
  • By-the-Book Cop: Luke Wilson's character, though Logan rubs off on him a bit.
  • Cowboy Cop: Logan becomes this after turning into a cop.
  • Delivery Guy Infiltration: Prior to posing as a cop, Logan unsuccessfully attempts to get into the station by posing as a pizza delivery boy. Fortunately for Logan, since he managed to swipe the keycard from Luke Wilson's character with this guise, he was able to infiltrate the station as a cop days later.
  • Donut Mess with a Cop: At one point, Logan sees a box of donuts and happily grabs one, only to put it back with the words, "I'm not a cop."
  • Handshake Refusal: At one point, Logan is introduced to a high ranking police officer who extends his hand to shake. He had previously spied the man applying lotion to his private parts, so instead hugs him.
  • Hellhole Prison: Logan gets Deacon to put down his gun and give him the diamond by pointing to all the Mexican police cars heading their way. In his words, "don't nobody want to go to jail in Mexico". Deacon agrees that being "someone's bitch" is better than being "someone's seņorita".
  • If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten: At one point, Logan, still posing as a cop, is forced to pose as a drug dealer as part of a sting operation. The head of the ring asks him to shoot a man to prove he isn't a cop. Since he hates the other man, he obliges immediately, but shoots him in the arm. When told more specifically to kill him, he hesitates for a long time and would have failed the test if not for the other cops showing up.
    • The same scene also counts as a subversion of Shoot Your Mate, as Logan does not like the guy he's asked to kill.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Logan's specialty. Two other detectives envy him, and one suggests using a phone book next time. Bonus points for one of the suspects being a friend of his.
  • My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels: Logan mistakenly says in Spanish: "I have a cat in the pants." When called out on it, he tries to explain it as a macho thing.
  • Undercover Cop Reveal: Subverted. Logan's already pretending to be a cop, and when he's found out... he convinces his partner that he's undercover Internal Affairs. When the partner talks to a more senior detective, the detective claims that "Malone" is obviously FBI. When that fails, he claims to be a Federale (Mexican Fed), explaining that he's part-Mexican (despite not looking it).