Synopsis: A young detective goes undercover at an elite private school to destroy an international stolen car ring.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Marcos Siega
Production: Miramax Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

/ California love

/ California

/ Knows how to party

/ California

/ Knows how to party

/ In the city of LA

/ In the city of good ol' Watts

/ In the city, the city of Compton

/ We keep it rockin '

/ We keep it rockin '

/ Now let me welcome everybody | to the wild, wild west

/ A state that's untouchable | like Eliot Ness

/ The track hits your eardrum | like a slug to your chest

/ Pack a vest for your Jimmy | in the city of sex

/ We in that sunshine state | with a bomb ass hemp beat

/ The state where you never | find a dance floor empty

/ It's all good from Diego to the Bay

/ Your city is the bomb | if your city makin ' pay

/ Throw up a finger | if you feel the same way

/ Shake it, shake it, baby

- / Just shake it, shake it | - / Shake it, baby

/ Shake it, shake it, mama

/ Shake it, Cali

- What's up? | - What's up is you're late,

We gonna dwell on time | or we gonna do this deal?

- Pasale bascula. | - What?

- Pat him down, | - Oh, right,

- You gonna disrespect me like that? | - It's business, nothing personal,

Personally, that ain't how I do business,

Creo que es una pinche placa.

A cop? Know what? I'm gonna take | my hard-earned pesos elsewhere,

because you're triping, Adios,

Hey, hey, carnal.

I just wanna make sure | you're cool, man,

- Show me the merchandise, Tito Puente, | - Show me the money, 2Pac,

- A'ight, Yeah, | - (man) Check it out,

Tre! Man, is that you?

Nah, man, you don't know me, Obviously | that bum's a little loco in the cabeza.

I ain't gonna pee on the street no more, | You don't have to give me a citation again,

- A citation? | - You should trust your instincts, I'm LAPD,

iVamanos, vamanos!

Hang on!

Watch out!

Wait! Hold up!

Quit throwin' stuff!

Sorry! Excuse me!

Oh, that hurts,

Let's move, Go!

LAPD! Watch out, OK? | We're on police business,

(man) Hey, man, watch out for my ride!

You got the right to remain silent,

I said "silent," not "violent."'

- Get out of the truck, | - jAbre la puerta! jEsta loco este cabrn!

jFuera del carro...!

Step away from the truck,

Come on, Walk towards me,

Yeah, throw some toys now,

Get on the ground,

It's OK, people, | I got everything under control,


"The truck barreled through the boardwalk | going 95 miles an hour."'

Did I write 95? | That's suposed to be a four, 45,

"Boo-ya"? What-what the hell is that?

That's, like, boo-ya! Break yourself,

This is not a report, Tre,

You can't be writing, "l went Jet Li, Bruce | Lee and Tommy Lee all up in their asses."'

No, no, not "in they ass," "up on they ass."' | I didn't go in nobody,

- I'm telling you, Brooks, it was hot, | - Not as hot as the captain will be,

Hey, baby face, I got you a little Tre-cycle | in honor of your big bust,


No comeback from the kid! | I'm gonna call Ripley's,

Why don't you call Weight Watchers | while you at it?

- Bite me, | - It always gotta be about eating with you,

Where the hell is Stokes?

Put that sh*t down!

You cannot continue to use this | department as your personal playground,

You understand? There's rules, | There's protocol, There's procedure,

- All of which you have continued to,,, | - (both),,,blatantly disregard,

Cap, man, I got a tip so I acted on it,

You are a bike cop,

You hear of anything going down, | you go to Detectives Brooks and Gallecki,

They come to me, | Backup exists for your protection,

So they get credit for my bust?

You wanna be part of my team, | that's how it's gonna be,

Man, I don't think you understand | how constricting this spandex is,

Shorts so tight, watch, | all my kids gonna be midgets,

And I've been pedal pushing | for, like, four years,

- I'm ready to be a detective, | - (sighs) Look, Tre,

I'll admit you got good instincts,

but you got a long way to go | before you're the detective your father was,

Now, I promised him | I'd take you under my wing,

but you make it seem like | it's a really bad idea sometimes,

I want a full report on my desk, and not | you just writing "case closed" on a Post-it,

You got it?

- Largate. | - That means "leave," huh?

Get your ass on the other side | of that door right now,

(/ rock music)

/ Hey, do you know the way | onto the avenue?

/ The one that they said | is where we're going to

/ If you know the way, | I'm gonna follow you

- Game, baby! | - Whatever, You charged,

- Don't say that, | - Hey, knock it off, You did charge,

- Hey, Cap, we on the same team, | - You could've fooled me,

- A'ight, | - Yeah, yeah,

- Captain Delgado, | - Yeah,

I'm with the commissioner's office, | Could I have a moment?

- Sure, | - Student at the Westbury School,

Body was found just off campus | two nights ago,

His name was Warren Williams,

Why am I being briefed | about a case outside my jurisdiction?

Several influential parents send their kids | to Westbury, including the mayor,

- I know, My daughter went there, | - Which is why the mayor sent me to you,

The death looks to be accidental, | We need to make sure,

- As discreetly as possible, | - Undercover?

That's right, No one else knows | we're going inside except the mayor,

Look no further, sir, Officer Tre Stokes lll, | aka "The Young Gun,,."'

Aka 23-year-old bike cop | with no undercover experience,

You're not qualified,

Not qualified? | I'm a third-generation cop,

I graduated top of | my police academy class

and shattered the target-shooting obstacle | course record that was held by,,, you,

No, No,

I mean, yes to,,, | No to being assigned to this case, No,

- He does fit the profile, | - See?

- Come on, this could be my shot, | - No me jodas.

Who a hoda? What you mean?

- It means I hope I don't regret this, | - May your enthusiasm reflect your work,

I'll notify your captain | as soon as we enroll you at the school,

- School? | - Yeah,

- School, | - Wait, wait, No me jodas.

(Delgado) Forensics didn't find any toxins | in the body or tire marks at the scene,

They determined that the bruise above | his left eye occurred prior to his death,

- Suspects? | - (Delgado) They found this at the scene,

The only name they could make out | was Robert Donovan, your boy here,

Four-sport letterman, class president | and your new best friend,

Your job is to get in with this kid, | see if there's any connection,

You come up with any leads, any leads, | you report them to Brooks and Gallecki,

They're your backup, OK? | Check in with them every day,

Twice a day,

Look, just stay out of trouble on this one,

Better get to bed early, | It's a school night,

I can't pass for a student, | Look, I got whiskers,

If you look, it's two and then a shadow,,,

(with mouth full) | I got more hair on my ass,

You should put some of that | on your head,

That's your boy,

I know high school doesn't bring back | good memories for you,

but this is your chance | to do things different,

Maybe you can finish your last semester, | get your diploma,

- I got my GED, | - Yeah, you took the easy way out,

- Brooks, look, I'm a cop, not a student, | - Well, now you're both,

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