Top critical review
Cheesy, not an Instant classic but still fun.
on 25 November 2016
Looking at the trivia while watching this team you can see why this movie which had good elements fell apart swapping directors producers writers never has a good outcome.
You can tell they tried to emulate the buddy cop success of lethal weapon and infuse with the synth sounds of Beverly Hills Cop. Two superior movies of the 80's which deserve a classic status.
It's not a bad movie per say. Both Stallone and Russell acquit themselves admirably. But Stallone wasn't in the best phase of his career. I wouldn't put this in the best movies list by Russell (Escape from New York, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, Tombstone , Stargate) or Stallone (Rocky, Rocky Balboa, Demolition Man, Cliffhanger, First Blood)
Interesting to a bunch of familiar 80/90ss faces. Teri Hatcher in this Before her run On Lois and Clark. Jack Palance was big in City Slickers and Batman. A bunch of character actors like James Hong, Brion James, Marc Alaimo ( gul dukat from ds9!) Clint howard ( Ron Howard's brother!). Hell even Kurt Russell dad bing Howard had a part.
Its truly a nonsense story. framed, in court sentenced in two weeks?!?! A villain with worst cockney accent since Dick Van Dyke it's full on cheese and you'll cringe at the way things looked back then.
I'll never forget this movie because i had my first kiss in the cinema wiith a lovely girl from France. So it was nice catching up with this movie 20+ years later to see what i missed!