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Story

Harrison Ford lends his solid, perpetually disgruntled presence to Hollywood Homicide, an action comedy in which he's paired with the squinty eyes and peaches-and-cream complexion of Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down, O). Radical French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard would appreciate this complete deconstruction of the buddy-cop flick genre; basic cinematic elements (mismatched partners, a hard-ass superior riding them, arguments about who's going to drive, arguments about intuition vs. diligent detective work, the bad cop who killed Hartnett's father, etc.) have been scrambled and slapped together with no concern for coherence, making clear their innately artificial nature. Sex scenes and car chases come out of nowhere and disappear without consequence, providing arbitrary visual stimulus. During shootouts, it's impossible to tell who got killed or why, underscoring a basic doubt about the purpose of making movies like Hollywood Homicide. It's rare for a mainstream movie to be so daringly (if perhaps accidentally) avant-garde. --Bret Fetzer

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Harrison FordSgt. Joe Gavilan
Josh HartnettDet. K.C. Calden
Lena OlinRuby
Bruce GreenwoodLt. Bennie Macko
Isaiah WashingtonAntoine Sartain
Lolita DavidovichCleo Ricard
Keith DavidLeon
Master PJulius Armas
Gladys KnightOlivia Robidoux
Lou Diamond PhillipsWanda
Meredith Scott LynnI.A. Detective Jackson
Tom TodoroffI.A. Detective Zino
James MacDonaldDanny Broome
KuruptK-Ro
André BenjaminSilk Brown
Alan DaleCommander Preston
Clyde KusatsuCoroner Chung
Dwight YoakamLeroy Wasley
Martin LandauJerry Duran
Eric IdleCelebrity
Frank Sinatra Jr.Marty Wheeler
Robert WagnerHimself
Johnny GrantHimself
Smokey RobinsonCabbie
Shawn WoodsKiller 'Z'
Anthony MackieKiller 'Joker'
Eloy CasadosDet. Eddie Cruz
Gregg DanielDet. Mando Lopez
Jamison JonesDet. Bobby Riley
Darrell FosterOfficer King
K.D. AubertShauntelle
Brianna BrownShawna
Luis AvalosDet. Willie Palmero
Jimmy Jean-LouisGianfranco Ferre Clerk

  • Genre: Action Movies
  • Director: Ron Shelton
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 111
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJun 13, 2003
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaOct 7, 2003
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