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The parents' guide to what's in this movie.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that there is some strong language and some raw humor. Furthermore, the movie departs from Hollywood tradition in leaving the hero unrepentant and in possession of the stolen jewel.
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What's the story?
In BLUE SREAK, Martin Lawrence stars in a made-to-order story of a jewel thief who returns to the scene of the crime to retrieve his loot, only to find that the construction site where he stashed the stolen diamond is now a police station. When he is told that the only way to get inside is by being under arrest or by wearing a badge, he decides to impersonate a detective.
Is it any good?
What we have here is a cross between Beverly Hills Cop and Sister Act, your basic street-smart-guy-who-keeps-it-real-showing-the-desk-jockeys-a-thingor-two type plot. There are two versions of this plot, with or without hugging. Anyone who expects that Lawrence's character will come out of the experience a better person is more gullible than the cops who decide that he's so good he must be from Internal Affairs or the FBI.
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- In theaters: September 17, 1999
- On DVD or streaming: February 8, 2000
- Cast: Dave Chappelle, Luke Wilson, Martin Lawrence
- Director: Les Mayfield
- Studio: Columbia Tristar
- Genre: Comedy
- Run time: 94 minutes
- MPAA rating: PG-13
- MPAA explanation: action violence, continuous language and some crude humor
- Last updated: May 5, 2020
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