Number One with a Bullet Reviews
It throws in every police buddy picture cliche you can think of, from the estranged wife to the surprise twist involving a dirty cop, and the threadbare plot was pieced together from dozens of films that came before. Apparently Charles Bronson and Chuck Norris were off somewhere filming the five movies they would release under the Cannon banner in 1987, so here we get the ragtag team of Robert Carradine and Billy Dee Williams. Both are totally wrong for their respective roles as you never buy them as these hardened career officers for an instance, and the actors have little chemistry together.
The one-liners are tired and there's not one surprise or original thought to be found. The movie does have more unnecessary sub-plots than we're used to, such as Doris Roberts as Carradine's doting mother, and it has the worst score I
ve heard in a cop thriller in a long time. The background music never has anything to do with what's going on in the film. There's also a lot more plot than action. The action sequences are confined to a few routine car chases and shootouts.
Everything about "Number One With a Bullet" is vaguely familiar, and not much of it is worth seeing again. It's forgotten about as quickly as it's over with.
(1987) Number One With A Bullet
After the success of Lethal Weapon came this low budget effort which is quite good but cannot level up to the same manner as the first two Lethal Weapons films in terms of budget anyway. But in my opinion is better than Lethal Weapon 3 and 4 for it's storyline and reasonating characters!
Storyline 3 out of 4
Action 3.5 out of 4