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  • PG-13
  • 1h 32m
  • 2002
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Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy star in this story of a no-nonsense L.A.P.D. detective forced by department boss to team up with a brash actor wannabe on a new reality-based TV Show. When patrol officer Trey Sellars (Murphy) stumbles into an undercover operation by detective Mitch Preston (De Niro), he blows months of work to nail a drug gang. And when a TV news crew barges in with lights blazing, Mitch's temper explodes. It may be a police fiasco, but it's a ratings bonanza. Now, network executive Chase Renzi (Rene Russo) wants to star the two in a series--Sellars' dream come true and Preston's worst nightmare. They may be at each other's throats in this spoof of buddy cop movies, but right now it's Showtime.
© 2002 Warner Bros. --U.S., Canada, Bahamas & Bermuda. © 2002 Village Roadshow Films (BVI) Limited --All Other Territories.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Showtime starts out as a promising satire of the buddy cop genre. Unfortunately, it ends up becoming the type of movies it is satirizing.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
A funny movie for adults and older teens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has a lot of action violence, including a special highly destructive gun that can blow up a car or knock down a house. Characters are killed (offscreen). Characters deal in drugs and illegal weapons. The police violate police procedure and abuse the rights of suspects and prisoners, manipulating one into talking without his lawyer present and getting into a fistfight with others. Characters use strong language, including comic sexual references.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Action
  • Release Date:March 15, 2002
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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