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Showtime [DVD] [2002]

4.1 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Robert De Niro, Eddie Murphy, Rene Russo, Frankie R. Falson, William Shatner
  • Directors: Tom Dey
  • Producers: Jorge Saralegui, Jane Rosenthal
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Italian
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English, Italian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Oct. 2002
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006JAI4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,836 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

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DVD Special Features:

Audio commentary with Tom Dey, Jorge Saralegui & Billy Webber

Additional Scenes with Optional Commentary

Behind the Scenes Documentary (HBO First Look)

Hidden Feature - Showtime promo spot (Easter Egg)

Trailer

Ratio 16:9

Languages: English, French and Italian

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Can a buddy-cop parody still qualify as a good buddy-cop movie? Showtime struggles to prove it's possible, and with a few solid laughs it almost succeeds. No movie starring Eddie Murphy and Robert De Niro could be a total turkey, and their pairing--as (respectively) a brash patrol cop/wannabe actor and a seasoned detective with zero tolerance for showmanship--yields a few choice moments of slick, professional comedy. Still, most of Showtime represents a missed opportunity, squandering Rene Russo's talent as a TV producer who casts Murphy and De Niro in a buddy-cop reality show that turns them into overnight celebrities. In an effort to repeat the modest success of Shanghai Noon, director Tom Dey capitalises on the casual chemistry of his leads (especially Murphy, who outshines his co-stars) until parody succumbs to routine action involving big guns and bad guys. With a sharper sense of satire, this passable entertainment could have been a comedy juggernaut. --Jeff Shannon

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Robert de Niro was very good in this film playing a serious-minded diligent policeman who gets teamed up for a reality tv show with Eddie Murphy who plays another cop who is loud and unsubtle, but the contrast between the two of them - which is supposed to be a a main feature of the story - didn't work that well and their coupling and the plot as a whole seemed contrived and unlikely even in the context of a comedy.There was lots of action in Showtime and some funny moments but overall it was a very average movie.
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showtime is one of the best films out just now, i read the critics reviews and thought oh i dont fancy that much but i went to see it and it was great! if it isn't gladiator or pulp fiction its not worth a look in, this is a great buddy cop movie, de niro is actually really funny in it, if you like rush hour you will love this. tom dey is also a good director he made shanghai noon, so if you want to see a great buddy cop film here is the one to watch
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Eddie Murphy is undoubtedly really had mastered his craft in comdedic acting in the hay day of the 80's. This is a film we can all relate to. I"ll Probaby going to watch it later.

de niro and murhpy what a classic combination.
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I like Eddie Murphy and Robert De Niro and their not two actors you expect to see in the same movie ...But actully its not a bad watch if you have nothing better todo but I wouldn't rush out specially to get it or pay any more than a couple of pounds for it,
But In summary not a bad watch on a boring day.
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Personaly i really enjoyed this film, although i do know a few people who dont feel the same.
The films opening really gives you a feel on how the rest is going to be, with each actor getting a suitable scene that best suits their acting styles.
Rober Deniro opens it with the "lowdown" on cop life, he gives the most serious, realistic and harsh version on how the average dectective lives and does their job. "..if you break the law, i will do all in my power to hunt you down and put you behind bars, that is a promise." Then the camera pans out and hes talking to an elementary school class! Which is the first of many humerous moments. He finishes it up by sayin that being a cop is not exciting and is not what you see on TV. The it immediatly skips to eddie murphy giving an excellent over the top performance whilst talkin gto his captain. Things like jumping off roofs shooting 2o guys, then you discover that he was just at an ordition for a television reality show. Where the humour really kicks in is 2 seconds later when you see that he is actually a real cop, which is quite sad!
The two actors hate each other at first, but over time the usual happens and they learn to like and learn from each other, becoming a team.
This film is worthit for the unique idea, the action and humour, and the great cast, including William Shatner from the original startrek who plays himself! If you happen to run into this film then hear it out, you wont b dissapointed.
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i normally dont like movies in with Robart in them he bores me when he speaks and makes the movie boring but thats my opion on him anyway but i got this one because Eddie is in it and it was cheap and im glad i did cause this movie is the whole package its funny fullwith action a great mans night in movie i dont wanna give the story line away but this movie is a real bargin and i will keep watching this movie and its staying in my dvd collection so ya you should go and try this movie out
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I recommend this movie to all Eddie Murphy fans who is at his best here since his 1980s heyday(overacting brilliantly).DeNiro does his straightman bit which he believes passes for comedy(if you seen Meet the Parents or any DeNiro comedy you know what I mean. William Shatner and Rene Russo add additional class to the already overcrowed A-List leads. Funny in places and an average plot make this watchable.
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You have to admit that the idea of teaming up Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy is certainly interesting, but who would have thought they both would be upstaged by William Shatner playing William Shatner? Of course, "Showtime" came out in 2002, and that was before Shatner started winning all those Emmys for playing Denny Crane on "Boston Legal." But this movie and those Priceline commercials probably prompted David Kelley to unleash Shatner on prime time television once again (We knew there was life after Captain James T. Kirk, but who knew there was such life after T.J. Hooker as well?).

"Showtime" is a film that has its cake and eats it too by making fun of the cop buddy comedy movie at the same time it embraces the genre. That might explain why you have the feeling at the end of this film that you are watching a different movie than the one you started out watching. De Niro is Mitch, a streetwise cop who lives in the real world and takes pride in doing his job and the fact that he has never had to choose between cutting the red wire or the green wire. Murphy is Trey, a patrolman who likes being a cop but would also like to play a cop on TV. Rene Russo is the television executive, sort of a second grade Faye Dunaway "Network" type, who takes the opportunity to bring these two together when Mitch makes the mistake of blowing away a television camera during a shootout (his partner has been shot, there is a guy out there with the biggest gun you have ever seen, and for some reason Mitch does not like a bright light being shined on them in the dark of night). To avoid a multi-million dollar law suit Mitch is ordered to play ball with the television people, even if that means constantly being followed by cameras as he tries to do his job and putting Trey in the seat next to him.
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