Hollywood Homicide (2003)



Critic Consensus: Hollywood Homicide suffers from too many subplots and not enough laughs.

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Further cementing 2003 as the year of Ron Shelton cop movies, the director continued his vacation from the sports genre with Hollywood Homicide, a police comedy that comes right on the heels of Shelton's Dark Blue, a decidedly grittier cop thriller. The film stars Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett as LAPD homicide detectives Joe Gavilan and K.C. Calden, two cops with bigger dreams. Gavilan moonlights as a real estate agent, while Calden teaches yoga and yearns for a career on the big screen. When an entire hip-hop group is murdered on-stage, Gavilan and Calden are called in to handle the case. As their investigation progresses, they begin to suspect that the rappers were offed for attempting to get out of their recording contract with label head Sartain (Isaiah Washington). Along with Bruce Greenwood and Keith David, the supporting cast boasts a plethora of real-life musicians, including Dr. Dre, Gladys Knight, Dwight Yoakam, Master P, and Ronald DeVoe of New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe.
PG-13 (for violence, sexual situations and language)
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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André Benjamin
as Silk Brown
Anthony Mackie
as Killer `Joker'
Bruce Greenwood
as Lt. Bennie Macko
Martin Landau
as Jerry Duran
Eric Idle
as Celebrity
Harrison Ford
as Joe Gavilan
Josh Hartnett
as K.C. Calden
Isaiah Washington
as Antoine Sartain
Lena Olin
as Ruby
Dwight Yoakam
as Leroy Wasley
Lolita Davidovich
as Cleo Ricard
Master P
as Julius Armas
Vincent Laresca
as Corrections Officer Rodriguez
James MacDonald
as Danny Broome
Brianna Brown
as Shawna
Robert Wagner
as Himself
Blake Gibbons
as Repo Guy
Paul Butcher
as Van Family Son
Shawn Woods
as Killer `Z'
Christopher Wiehl
as Cheeseburger Cop
Sonia Iris Lozada
as Duran's Housekeeper
Jimmy Jean-Louis
as Gianfranco Ferré Clerk
Luis Avalos
as Det. Willie Palmero
Gretchen Becker
as Venice Nanny
as K-Ro
K.D. Aubert
as Shauntelle/Streetcar Blanche
Gregg L. Daniel
as Det. Mando Lopez
Kathi Copeland
as Streetcar Eunice
Clyde Kusatsu
as Coroner Chung
Dennis Burkley
as Hank the Bartender
Eloy Casados
as Det. Eddie Cruz
Johnny Sneed
as Arresting Officer
Alan Dale
as Commander Preston
Regina Russell
as Sartain Receptionist
Valarie Rae Miller
as Sartain Receptionist
Michael Bentt
as Club Security Guard
Meredith Scott Lynn
as I.A. Detective Jackson
Gladys Knight
as Olivia Robidoux
Tara Tovarek
as Woman In Elevator
as H2OKlick
Tom Todoroff
as I.A. Detective Zino
Butch Cassidy
as Himself
Jamison Jones
as Det. Bobby Riley
as H2OKlick
Jennette McCurdy
as Van Family Daughter
Frank Sinatra Jr.
as Marty Wheeler
Michael Merrins
as Rooftop Cop Peterson
Manny Suarez
as Streetcar Pablo
as H2OKlick
Lauren Sanchez
as Chopper Newscaster
Steve Stafford
as Police Chopper Pilot
Stephen Stafford
as Police Chopper Pilot
Johnny Grant
as Himself
May Boss
as Taxi Lady
Ronald DeVoe
as Rico Jackson
Leroy Michaux
as S.U.V. Guy
Arina Gasanova
as Cleo's Girl
Chris Ufland
as Talent Agent
Darrell Foster
as Officer King
Jennifer York
as Chopper Newscaster
Victor Togunde
as Chaplain
Frankie Jay Allison
as Corrections Officer Meyers
Giovanni Guichard
as Club Security Guard
Gregg Miller
as Sgt. Kelly
Magic Camera Co.
as H2OKlick
Katie Boggs
as Little Girl On Bike
Kelly Lynn Warren
as Van Family Mom
Sarah Scivier
as Streetcar Stella
as H2OKlick
Shalena Hughes
as Club Girl
Ramon Muniz
as Station Cop
Slade Barnett
as Bolt Cutter Cop
as Handcuffed Prisoner
Joe Wandell
as Arresting Officer
Ragan Wallake
as Hot Tub Brunette
Kevin Law
as Himself
Shea Elmore
as Yoga Girl
Rudi Frenner
as Autopsy Pathologist
Gregg Donovan
as Beverly Hills Ambassador
Brian Larkins
as Beverly Hills Valet
John David Heffron
as Van Family Dad
Elvira Jimenez
as Chopper Newscaster
Joan Farrell
as Woman In Elevator
Lisa Arning
as Woman In Elevator
Ali Elk
as Woman In Elevator
Freddy Lewis
as Rooftop Cop Boudreau
Brad Tiemann
as Dumpster Cop
TJ Deline
as Sgt. Davis
James E. Henderson
as Playgoer Critic
Steve Haase
as Streetcar Mitch
Will McFadden
as Streetcar Steve
JD Ryznar
as Concerned Man on Street
as H2OKlick
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All Critics (159) | Top Critics (39)

The trouble is that Mr. Shelton and Mr. Souza don't do enough with the material to make it dramatically compelling.

Full Review… | June 26, 2003
New York Observer
Top Critic

The surplus of character humor seems all the more desperate in view of the essentially humorless stars.

June 17, 2003
Village Voice
Top Critic

It's a great piece of mindful escapism.

Full Review… | June 16, 2003
Top Critic

A reasonably entertaining picture that nevertheless leaves you wondering -- what, exactly, did I just see?

Full Review… | June 14, 2003
Top Critic

A buddy film starring two people who, even as the closing credits roll, appear to have just met.

Full Review… | June 13, 2003
Washington Post
Top Critic

Hollywood Homicide is about murder, all right: the wholesale slaughter of anything funny, original or even vaguely logical.

June 13, 2003
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Hollywood Homicide

04/12/2011 (DVD)

EightThirty .
EightThirty .

Super Reviewer

Showtime may not have a great selection of movies, is what I'm finding out.

James Alvarez
James Alvarez

Super Reviewer

It's actually a highly entertaining buddy cop movie. Had this come out a decade before, it would have been praised and beloved. Josh Hartnett and Harrison Ford have great chemistry and the banter between the two is hilarious. The story was entertaining and plain fun, It's an excellent blend of comedy and action.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

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