A 1993 movie directed by Henry Winkler
and starring Burt Reynolds
and Norman D. Golden II. It is about a kid named Devon who wants to become a police officer, and becomes one after giving them some information from witnessing a murder in a warehouse. Devon gets partnered up with veteran cop Nick McKenna, who then seek the killer.
The film received mostly negative reviews, except from Roger Ebert
, who gave it 3 out of 4 stars (Funnily enough, that same year Gene Siskel
liked the widely panned film Carnosaur
, which led to even more arguing between them than usual in their discussion of the worst films of the year). It also earned Burt Reynolds a Razzie
for "Worst Actor".
This film contains examples of:
- Buddy Cop Movie
- Child Hater: McKenna.
- Fruit Cart: Sadly, while we see one, it never gets driven through.
- I Am Spartacus: As the gangsters round up all the kids at recess and ask for Devon, they each stand up one by one claiming that they are him.
- Police Are Useless: Any cop other than Burt Reynolds is unbelievably stupid. They do things like let a kid answer a police phone call that could've been an emergency, only have one cop protect a witness to a federal crime and don't even move him out of town, and allow a kid to give someone a speeding ticket for going three miles over the speed limit.
- Wise Beyond His Years: Thanks to years of watching cop shows and movies, Devon knows a lot about law enforcement.