Blue Streak

Blue Streak

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Director: Les Mayfield

Cast: Les Mayfield, Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson, Peter Greene

     
 

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Can a crook go straight without really trying? Jewel thief Miles Logan (Martin Lawrence) was being chased by the police after a robbery when he was forced to hide a cache of diamonds, worth $20 million, at a construction site. Despite his caution, Miles ended up behind bars anyway; after serving his time, he goes back to retrieve the stones only to discover what was… See more details below

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Can a crook go straight without really trying? Jewel thief Miles Logan (Martin Lawrence) was being chased by the police after a robbery when he was forced to hide a cache of diamonds, worth $20 million, at a construction site. Despite his caution, Miles ended up behind bars anyway; after serving his time, he goes back to retrieve the stones only to discover what was being built: a police station. Miles needs to spend some time at the station to figure out what happened to his nest egg, so he sneaks in, posing as a police detective. Trouble is, he's so convincing that the cops assign him a rookie partner, Carlson (Luke Wilson), to put through training. To his surprise, Miles turns out to be a good cop, and the more he tries to find the missing diamonds, the higher he's promoted through the department, until he finds himself in line for a top spot in the detective's division. Supporting Lawrence and Wilson in Blue Streak are Dave Chappelle, William Forsythe, and Nicole Parker.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
An always engaging and frequently hilarious cop comedy, Blue Streak provides erstwhile sitcom star Martin Lawrence with his most satisfying big-screen showcase to date. He plays Miles Logan, a master thief who impersonates a cop in order to penetrate the police station where, several years prior, he hid a $17 million diamond just before getting carted off to prison. Logan's efforts to maintain a convincing front while searching for the hidden jewel generates the film's laughs. Director Les Mayfield (Encino Man) gives the star plenty of leeway, and Lawrence invests his swaggering, street-smart heist artist with the same brash manner and manic energy that first endeared him to TV audiences. Best of all, he lampoons the type of indestructible cop that's become a fixture in action movies; no cliché is left unspoofed. Shoot-outs and car chases pep things up, and the supporting players are uniformly fine, but Blue Streak is essentially pure, undistilled Martin Lawrence at his sparkling best.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/18/2008
UPC:
0043396263635
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
ABC
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:34:00
Sales rank:
40,280

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Performance Credits
Martin Lawrence Miles Logan
Luke Wilson Carlson
Peter Greene Deacon
Dave Chappelle Tulley
William Forsythe Hardcastle
Graham Beckel Rizzo
Crystal Chappell Actor
Nicole Ari Parker Melissa Green
Robert Miranda Glenfiddish
Olek Krupa LaFleur
Saverio Guerra Benny
Richard Sarafian Uncle Lou
Tamala Jones Janiece
Amy Oberer Actor

Technical Credits
Les Mayfield Director
Michael Berry Screenwriter
John Blumenthal Screenwriter
Bill Brzeski Production Designer
Stephen W. Carpenter Screenwriter
Peaches Davis Co-producer
David Eggby Cinematographer
Michael Fottrell Co-producer
Bruce Franklin Asst. Director
Jim Halty Stunts
Toby Jaffe Producer
Lynn Kressel Casting
Daniel Melnick Executive Producer
Neal H. Moritz Producer
John Morris Sound Editor
John Naveira Sound/Sound Designer
Brana Michelle Rosenfeld Set Decoration/Design
Ken Ross Musical Direction/Supervision
Allen Shapiro Executive Producer
Edward Shearmur Score Composer
Philip Toolin Art Director
Michael Tronick Editor
Denise Wingate Costumes/Costume Designer

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