This action comedy is a overlooked gem of a film. Very much of it's time, with a soundtrack to match that late 80's early 90's action genre vibe, it features a music score from Harold Faltermeyer (Top gun, Beverley Hills Cop) and lots of quotable dialougue.
In fact this resembles the first Beverley Hills Cop in the fact that it mixes razor sharp humour with drama and just enough action to not be to over the top.
Even the story is similar, as Christian Slater as Kuffs, our reluctent and some would say screw up hero must chase down the villain that killed a loved one whilst fighting against by the book officials.
Slater plays likeable slacker Kuffs who inherits his brothers rent a cop, neighbourhood protection service after the brother is brutally killed by the local gang kingpin.
He then has to prove himself to not only his own staff but also residents and local police.
This sets up the plot perfectly as he makes comical mistake after mistake, but does it in an oh so cool manner.
Throw in some romance, some decent gun shoot outs, chases and explosions as well as a quirky twist in that Slater often turns to talk to the camera/audience mid whatever chaos is going on, and this is a really good, sparkling action comedy that perhaps was ahead of it's time, which is a shame, because much worse films got recognition and sequals,and this deserved both.