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Showtime starts out as a promising satire of the buddy cop genre. Unfortunately, it ends up becoming the type of movies it is satirizing. Read critic reviews

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When a no-nonsense LAPD detective (Robert De Niro) is forced to star in a reality-based television show with a frustrated actor-turned-LAPD-patrolman (Eddie Murphy), they find their lives turned upside down by a powerhouse producer (Rene Russo) and her very intrusive camera crew.

Cast & Crew

Robert De Niro
Mitch Preston
Eddie Murphy
Trey Sellars
Rene Russo
Chase Renzi
Pedro Damián
Caesar Vargas
Drena De Niro
Annie, Chase's Production Assistant
T.J. Cross
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Ken Campbell
Cop in Gym
John Cariani
Charlie Hertz
Tom Dey
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Will Smith
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Eric McLeod
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James Lassiter
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Bruce Berman
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Billy Weber
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Jeff Mann
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Thomas Kloss
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Alan Silvestri
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Critic Reviews for Showtime

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  • Jul 07, 2016
    I came to this film because a blogger on Facebook had opined that 2002 was the year DeNiro decided that he didn't give a damn anymore. I fully expected the worst, but no, what one gets is a serviceable buddy cop comedy, no more. Sure, an A-list crowd and presentation, but still just one more in a slew of these things.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Apr 25, 2015
    A clever satire about reality TV, Showtime is a lot of fun and full of laughs. To avoid a lawsuit for shooting a journalist's camera detective Mitch Preston is forced to star in a reality cop show and is teamed up with a wisecracking patrolman who sees the show as his big chance to become an actor. Robert De Niro, Eddie Murphy, and Rene Rossu lead the cast and deliver strong performance. And William Shatner has a wonderfully hilarious cameo in which he spoofs his TJ. Hooker persona. However, the villain is rather weak and his scheme is kind of cliché. Still, all around Showtime is a tremendously entertaining film that's pretty funny.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 10, 2010
    "It's...Showtime!" Mitch Preston is a dedicated cop who is an incredibly focused professional completely intolerant of anything that gets in the way of the performance of his duties...like, say, a T.V. cameraman. All he asks is that he be left alone to do his job. So when the network executives approached him with the idea of this new reality show, I was thinking "Leave the guy alone. He's just trying to do his job." Nevertheless he gets roped into working with a rookie police officer (and actor on the side) with a snappy mouth Trey Sellers, played by Eddie Murphy, who wants to be a big movie star. Predictably, Eddie Murphy ends up using his street smarts and offers some help in solving the case. Of course Mitch and Trey mix like oil and water and much merry mayhem ensues. Rounding out the cast are Rene Russo (as the pushy, sexy TV executive) and look for a small but hilarious role from William Shatner as T.J. Hooker.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 11, 2009
    Showtime a lot of LOL s Movies.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer

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