Release year: 1997
Director: Brett Ratner
Screenwriter: Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow
Starring: Charlie Sheen, Chris Tucker, Heather Locklear, Elise Neal, Paul Sorvino, Larry Hankin, Gérard Ismaël, David Warner, Veronica Cartwright
After involuntarily being part of a prison escape, small time con man Franklin (Tucker) sees himself wanted for cop murder and strikes a deal with the man who had him arrested, TV newsman James Russell (Sheen), promising him an exclusive story for his help.
A year before truly making Tucker famous with Rush Hour (1998), Ratner directed this action comedy where Tucker makes life difficult for Sheen (Wall Street, 1987). The story is pretty straight-forward and typical for the buddy-comedy genre this falls under. A crook and a cop, though in this case a newsman, is forced to work together and form a friendly bond. Tucker and Sheen fill out those parts satisfactorily and the movie makes for great entertainment when in need of a decent action comedy.
Chris Tucker wears a Styrofoam hair piece for the entirety of the film.
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