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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Harrison Ford
as Joe Gavilan
Josh Hartnett
as K.C. Calden
Lena Olin
as Ruby
Bruce Greenwood
as Lt. Bennie Macko
Isaiah Washington
as Antoine Sartain
Lolita Davidovich
as Cleo Ricard
Master P
as Julius Armas
Dwight Yoakam
as Leroy Wasley
Martin Landau
as Jerry Duran
Gladys Knight
as Olivia Robidoux
Meredith Scott Lynn
as I.A. Detective Jackson
Tom Todoroff
as I.A. Detective Zino
James MacDonald
as Danny Broome
as K-Ro
André Benjamin
as Silk Brown
Alan Dale
as Commander Preston
Clyde Kusatsu
as Coroner Chung
Eric Idle
as Celebrity
Frank Sinatra Jr.
as Marty Wheeler
Robert Wagner
as Himself
Johnny Grant
as Himself
Shawn Woods
as Killer `Z'
Anthony Mackie
as Killer `Joker'
as H2OKlick
as H2OKlick
Ronald DeVoe
as Rico Jackson
as H2OKlick
as H2OKlick
Michael Bentt
as Club Security Guard
Giovanni Guichard
as Club Security Guard
Shalena Hughes
as Club Girl
Eloy Casados
as Det. Eddie Cruz
Gregg L. Daniel
as Det. Mando Lopez
Jamison Jones
as Det. Bobby Riley
Magic Camera Co.
as H2OKlick
as H2OKlick
Darrell Foster
as Officer King
Christopher Wiehl
as Cheeseburger Cop
Ramon Muniz
as Station Cop
Dennis Burkley
as Hank the Bartender
Slade Barnett
as Bolt Cutter Cop
as Handcuffed Prisoner
Johnny Sneed
as Arresting Officer
Joe Wandell
as Arresting Officer
Arina Gasanova
as Cleo's Girl
Ragan Wallake
as Hot Tub Brunette
Blake Gibbons
as Repo Guy
Valarie Rae Miller
as Sartain Receptionist
Regina Russell
as Sartain Receptionist
Butch Cassidy
as Himself
Kevin Law
as Himself
K.D. Aubert
as Shauntelle/Streetcar Blanche
Victor Togunde
as Chaplain
Brianna Brown
as Shawna
Sonia Iris Lozada
as Duran's Housekeeper
Shea Elmore
as Yoga Girl
Luis Avalos
as Det. Willie Palmero
Rudi Frenner
as Autopsy Pathologist
Gretchen Becker
as Venice Nanny
Frankie Jay Allison
as Corrections Officer Meyers
Vincent Laresca
as Corrections Officer Rodriguez
Gregg Donovan
as Beverly Hills Ambassador
Jimmy Jean-Louis
as Gianfranco Ferré Clerk
Brian Larkins
as Beverly Hills Valet
John David Heffron
as Van Family Dad
Kelly Lynn Warren
as Van Family Mom
Jennette McCurdy
as Van Family Daughter
Paul Butcher
as Van Family Son
Leroy Michaux
as S.U.V. Guy
Katie Boggs
as Little Girl On Bike
May Boss
as Taxi Lady
Lauren Sanchez
as Chopper Newscaster
Jennifer York
as Chopper Newscaster
Elvira Jimenez
as Chopper Newscaster
Steve Stafford
as Police Chopper Pilot
Stephen Stafford
as Police Chopper Pilot
Tara Tovarek
as Woman In Elevator
Joan Farrell
as Woman In Elevator
Lisa Arning
as Woman In Elevator
Ali Elk
as Woman In Elevator
Chris Ufland
as Talent Agent
Freddy Lewis
as Rooftop Cop Boudreau
Michael Merrins
as Rooftop Cop Peterson
Brad Tiemann
as Dumpster Cop
Gregg Miller
as Sgt. Kelly
TJ Deline
as Sgt. Davis
James E. Henderson
as Playgoer Critic
Manny Suarez
as Streetcar Pablo
Kathi Copeland
as Streetcar Eunice
Steve Haase
as Streetcar Mitch
Sarah Scivier
as Streetcar Stella
Will McFadden
as Streetcar Steve
JD Ryznar
as Concerned Man on Street
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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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