Synopsis: LAPD Detective Sergeant Mitch Preston cares only about doing his job and nailing crooks. LAPD Patrol Officer Trey Sellars joined the force as a day job until his acting career took off. During an undercover drug buy Mitch was working that Trey botched by calling in for backup and drawing media attention, Mitch's partner is shot with a very exotic 12-gauge automatic weapon; Mitch then shoots the video camera out of the hands of a reporter filming the action when the cameraman refused to shut it down. Faced with a $10 million lawsuit, the department agrees to let producer Chase Renzi film Mitch's investigation for a new reality TV show, and constantly tries to make everything more "viewer friendly" by changing everything about Mitch's life to fit the stereotypical view of police officers--and partners him with Trey.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Tom Dey
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  1 win & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

Being a policeman

is not what you see on TV.

I've never had to pick between

the red and blue wires.

Never seen a police car flip and cause

other cars to burst into flames.

Never had to jump across rooftops.

I investigate crimes, track leads...

...and sit in court. It's difficult,

tedious work, and you won't get rich.

But I've done it for 28 years.

I'm a detective. That's what I do.

If you break the law...

...I'll do all I can to hunt you down

and put you behind bars.

I won't say that I succeed every time.

But I try to make sure that

if you do the crime, you'll do time.

Any questions?

Well, Detective Preston,

why don't you tell us about...

...the lighter side of police work?

You know. The fun days.

I chased him over three roofs.

You can't do this!

It's from the mayor.

You're a loose cannon.

- You destroyed a city block!

- He fired first.

I should read him his rights?

- You should've called for backup.

- My only backup is in a hospital bed!

His doctor called five minutes ago.

Jimmy didn't make it.

Oh, God.

Oh, God, no.


- He was talking about getting out.

- It's hard.

He was like a brother to me, captain.

Since we was kids, we was partners.

We used to hang out...

...and dream about

being on the force together.

That was the dream.

Just two little Irish boys...

...fighting, scrapping,

thinking about making a difference.

God, I'm gonna miss him!

I'll need your gun

and your shield, Pete.

I may be off the force,

but I am not off this case!

- That's not in the script.

- I just threw that in at the end.

- I thought I should get the last line.

- Nailed it!

Trey, it was great. Very believable.

- But I'm not married to it.

- You can't fix perfect.

We have imaginations.

Thanks. We'll call you.

- You got my number.

- Right here.

- Moved to tears. Bye-bye.

- Take care.

- You too.

- Restroom on the left.

- Don't give up the day job.

- Unless it's acting.

1L 43, clear from code 7.

Roger, 1L 43.

Hope you had a nice lunch.

Getting ready to break my old score.

Gonna break my old record!

Now I get my grades in kills.

Just broke it!

I got the top 10 spots now!

- Anybody want to take on the Ice Trey?

- Way to lay down the law, Top Cop.

- How you doing?

- What's up?

- Mitchie Mitch! How's it going, man?

- This is a friend of mine. Rich guy.

- How you doing?

- I'm all right.

Requesting assistance, possible 211 at

the TV repair shop on 1st and Santee.

Maxis Network Channel 3 chopper.

We got a hit on the police scanner.

Something going down at 1st and Santee.

This is Maxis Mobile One.

We're on our way.

A quick left, quick right.

All day.

- We got a couple of big spenders.

- Don't get up for us.

You all want to do something?

Yeah, we were wondering

if maybe you'd throw in a free set.

Two free sets.

One for him, one for me.

What's in the bag?

- Let's do it.

- All right.

It's all here.

- All good?

- Good to go.

Good. So you show us yours.

Don't look, now.


- Check the metal detector's batteries.

- How about that, Re?


A lifesaver.

That's some pretty high-quality sh*t.

All right. So we're on, right?

What the hell is this?

- What the hell is going on?

- Wait. Hold on.

- This some police sh*t?

- What?

- You brought the police back here?

- Take it easy!

- Don't tell me to take it easy!

- Don't tell me to shut up.

You better calm your punk ass down!

Stop pointing that sh*t at me!

- Put that away.

- You think it's a game?

Put the gun away.

See, it's gone.

It's all over. Let's go. Come on.

Let's wrap it up.

I don't want them coming back.

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