A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D. detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.
Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other.Written by
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The opening scene where Mike and Marcus are held up by two carjackers was shot in Los Angeles weeks after principal photography had been completed. Columbia and Michael Bay wanted a better, more comedic introduction to the two lead characters than what was in the original film. See more »
In the final car chase scene, the Porsche is seen to overtake the Cobra when Mike says "Just punch it" yet in the next cut the Porsche is behind the Cobra and pulls alongside to be able to spin the Cobra into the wall. See more »
[to Sanchez and Ruiz]
Where were y'all last night?
Yeah, why don't you just tell your cousins to bring the shit back?
Yeah we tried to, but you know what? We came up with a problem... your mama snorted it up!
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The Australian free-to-air TV version is cut to achieve an 'M' rating so that the movie may be showed at an earlier 8:30 timeslot. Lines involving the word 'fuck' are either edited/cut or the scenes in which they take place are missing entirely. See more »
This film has one of the better opening scenes of any action film. The banter back and forth between Smith and Lawrence is priceless not only at the beginning but throughout the whole film. Michael Bay loves to saturate his action films with comedy and having real comedians deliver the punchlines actually works, however, compared to forcing others to try it out like in Transformers or Armageddon. The action is great in this one as well as the script. Entertaining film all around.
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