LAPD Detective Sergeant Mitch Preston cares only about doing his job and nailing crooks. LAPD Patrol Officer Trey Sellars joined the force as a day job until his acting career took off. During an undercover drug buy Mitch was working that Trey botched by calling in for backup and drawing media attention, Mitch's partner is shot with a very exotic 12-gauge automatic weapon; Mitch then shoots the video camera out of the hands of a reporter filming the action when the cameraman refused to shut it down. Faced with a $10 million lawsuit, the department agrees to let producer Chase Renzi film Mitch's investigation for a new reality TV show, and constantly tries to make everything more "viewer friendly" by changing everything about Mitch's life to fit the stereotypical view of police officers--and partners him with Trey.
Veteran L.A.P.D. detective, Mitch Preston (Robert De Niro Meet The Parents), is a man of few words and even less style. But what he lacks in charisma, he makes up for in skill skill that is about to lead to one of the citys biggest ever drug busts. That is until fast-talking slow thinking police patrolman and wannabe actor, Trey Sellars (Eddie Murphy Shrek) manages to botch the entire operation. Furious about the outcome and aggravated by the television crews at the scene, Mitch shoots at a camera. Instantly he becomes a media celebrity and catches the eye of reality TV producer, Chase Renzi (Rene Russo Lethal Weapon 4). Knowing the police need some positive PR she sells the benefits of a crew following Mitch and Trey around to the Chief of Police. He agrees and instead of giving Mitch a suspension, he gives him an ultimatum: do it for the cameras or dont do it at all. Its not going to be pretty but it will be fun, when real cop Mitch is thrown into the unreal world of television complete with phoney people, bad sets and a partner who would rather act a cop than be one. Its Big Brother meets every great buddy cop movie: Lights, camera action and shoot its SHOWTIME.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.