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Showtime (2002)

Director: Tom Dey     Starring: Robert De Niro Eddie Murphy
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40170800
UPC: 085392330225
UPC 14: 00085392330225
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Lights. Camera. Aggravation.
A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on an ew reality based T.V. Cop show.

"Fresh and funny. De Niro and Murphy play off each other hilariously.  Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Editor's Note
SHOWTIME deftly combines clever satire and explosive action, taking the buddy cop movie in a new direction. Robert De Niro stars as Mitch Preston, a no-nonsense detective who makes headlines when he shoots the television camera right out of the hands of a meddlesome photographer during a bust. The department is sued for millions, but a slick producer (Rene Russo) drops the suit to force Mitch to star on the network's new reality series. Trey Sellars (Eddie Murphy), a struggling actor and incompetent patrolman, bamboozles his way into a plum role as Mitch's partner. Mitch is a better cop, but Trey knows a lot more about how to be a TV star. He even comes up with the show's catchphrase: "It's SHOWTIME!" In the film's funniest setpiece, William Shatner is brought in to teach Mitch and Trey how to master important TV cop procedures, like jumping on the hood of a car. Things get more serious as the celebrity cops track down a crazed criminal armed with a powerful new weapon. Director Tom Dey (SHANGHAI NOON) keeps things moving, and laces the action with reflexive humor. Murphy is in fine comic form, and has terrific chemistry with De Niro.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, French, Dubbed & Subtitled, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/3/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 95 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2002
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 23302
Video UPC UPC: 00085392330225
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Eddie Murphy
Video Cast Info Pedro Damian
Video Cast Info Rene Russo
Video Cast Info Robert De Niro
Video Cast Info William Shatner
Video Cast Info Tom Dey - Director
Video Cast Info Thomas Kloss - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Billy Weber - Editor
Video Cast Info Eric McLeod - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info James Lassiter - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Alan Silvestri - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Jane Rosenthal - Producer
Video Cast Info Jorge Saralegui - Producer
Video Cast Info Jeff Mann - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Alfred Gough - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Keith Sharon - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Miles Millar - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Jorge Saralegui - Story By

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...De Niro's scowl and Murphy's sass are inherently funny..." 03/15/2002 p.6E

Los Angeles Times
"...From frame one SHOWTIME displays an ingenuity, cleverness and briskness that never flags..." 03/15/2002 p.C8

Hollywood Reporter
"...Plenty of buddy-movie chemistry ignites between De Niro, who has turned himself into a fine light comedian, and Murphy, who is always a bundle of energy..." 03/12/2002 p.20-50

Detroit News 8 of 10
It takes an actor of De Niro's impeccable instincts and immense technical resources to make this bit work to consistently acute comic effect... For pure giggles, how can anyone resist a picture that has William Shatner of T.J. Hooker fame coaching [De Niro] on how to play dedicated cop for the camera?... the most savory and hilarious guilty pleasure of a many a recent movie season. - Susan Stark

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   De Niro,Robert
Product attributeLabel:   Warner Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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