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Reno 911! - Miami (Unrated Edition)
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The story centers on a rag-tag team of Reno cops that are called in to save the day after a terrorist attack disrupts a national police convention in Miami Beach during spring break. They're not the best, but that's all we got. Based on the successful Comedy Central TV series.
For Reno 911 fans who believe that Comedy Central's improv-driven mock-reality series could benefit from more unbleeped profanity, uncensored sex scenes, and nudity, the feature-length R-rated Miami will be just the ticket. Perhaps less a movie than it is a Very Special Episode, Miami transplants short-shorts-bedecked Lt. Dangle (Thomas Lennon) and company to Miami for the American Police Convention ("They invited everybody"). No sooner can you say "bio-terrorism" than the hotel is quarantined, and Wahoe County's hapless misfits, shut out when their credentials can't be found, must step in and save the city from "complete chaos." Complete chaos ensues. As with the series, Miami unfolds in a series of hit and miss bits. The funniest are those that hew closest to the Cops template, such as an early "814" call that does not, as the officers believe, decode as armed intruder, but actually involves a loose chicken, and an encounter with a taunting good ol' boy who, when faced with an alligator in a swimming pool, boldly goes where officers Jones (Cedric Yarbrough) and Garcia (Carlos Alazraqui) fear to tread.
Happily, as was not the case with Borat, no innocent or unsuspecting citizens were emotionally harmed during the making of this movie. All of the jokes and humiliations are at the Reno squad's expense. Miami benefits from some subtle (and not so subtle) stunt casting, including Patton Oswalt (The King of Queens) in a small but pivotal role as the deputy assistant mayor, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's hilarious, albeit short-lived cameo as a gung-ho bomb squad leader. It is a tribute to the crack ensemble that Reno's intimately etched characters do not need much of an introduction, and can be appreciated by those who have not seen the show. But longtime viewers are issued this warning that Miami crosses with even more impunity the thin blue line of good taste. A Rear Window homage in which we view each officer indulging in some alone time in their fleabag motel rooms may not be as bad as Borat's wrestling match, but really, there ought to be a law! --Donald Liebenson
Reno 911!: Miami Extras
View a clip of the team attempting to best Miami's 9-1-1 call center.
Beyond Reno 911!: Miami
Reno 911! TV Series
Lt. Dangle Adult Costume
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All the main characters from the TV show appear including Lieutenant Jim Dangle (Thomas Lennon), Deputy Travis Junior (Robert Gen Garant), Deputy Trudy Wiegel (Kerri Kennedy-Silver), Deputy Raineesha Williams (Niecy Nash), Deputy Clementine Johnson (Wendi McLendon-Covey), Deputy S. Jones (Cedric Yarbrough), Deputy James Garcia (Carlos Alazraqui), Deputy Cherisha Kimball (Mary Birdson), and Terry (Nick Swardson).
The plot is that the Reno sheriffs are invited to a police convention in Miami. They show up and find out everyone is infected with a deadly disease and they need to keep law in order in the city. As usual, they have no idea what they’re doing. This leads to one hilarious scene after another. One is that Jones and Garcia are called to a house and find an alligator in the swimming pool. The neighbor intervenes and says that they have to treat the gator with respect. It turns out there was another gator in the pool who eats the gator. Another time they find a whale washed up on the beach and have to get rid of the body. First, they try to roll it off the beach but Junior literally falls right into the body. They then decide to blow up the carcass but it leads to whale pots landing all over the beach hitting people. The movie is not just a series of skits like an extended version of the TV show. There's an actual story when the sheriffs find a criminal plot led by Paul Rudd of all people.
One of the successes of both the TV show and the film was that three of the lead characters Lennon, Garant and Kenney-Silver were the writers. They really did an amazing job spoofing the cop show. If you liked the TV series you will love the movie. If you like the film, you need to see the TV show.
Once I couldn't get it to play, I came back here and read the fine print. It says something about how this is a "digital copy" and you have to use some magic number by a certain date. Who has heard of this before when buying movies on disc? Okay fine, it's not a DVD it's a "digital-copy-with-magic-number-by-certain-date" disc. SELL IT IN *THAT* SECTION OF AMAZON INSTEAD OF THE DVD SECTION THEN.
Dishonest seller, garbage product.
All the show's signature sight gags are present and accounted for, just in a different setting. You need only read the DVD cover. The Reno Sheriff Department gets stuck with the task of policing the entire city of Miami, without any help or any backup: there cannot be a greater recipe for total chaos. And if there's one task Lt Dangle and his deputies are up to, it's creating chaos wherever they go. So when they actually save the day - by sheer chance, of course - they become what you might call Poster Children for Chaos Theory.
I haven't detailed any of the particular incidents in the movie because, as with the TV show, the incidents are merely backdrops to the zany, absurd way the Reno team approaches and even sometimes manages to resolve any situation. The whale that washed up onto the topless beach, e.g., could have been anything from a conch shell to a submarine - it makes no difference: Dangle's team would have proceeded exactly the same bumbling way no matter what the obstacle was. And that, of course, is precisely what the show - and this movie - are about. It isn't what actually happens that creates the comedy, it's how they handle what they encounter. These are not characters who grow, or learn from their experiences. They're essentially as one-dimensional as characters can be; so you pretty much know how they'll react to each new problem they encounter. In a word, it's not about Who they are but What they do. You either like that or you don't.
The Reno Sheriff's Department goes to a national police convention in Miami Beach. Their reservations get messed up and they can't get into the convention center on day one. While they are coping with this there's a bioterrorist attack, the convention hall is sealed off, and there are no cops in the whole Miami area except the idiots from Reno. They get Miami Sheriff uniforms and are drafted to enforce the law. There are good moments, such as a Tony Montana-type drug lord, an alligator in a swimming pool, and so on. There is some nudity, which really does little to improve the comedy or advance the story line. (After seeing Deputy Raineesha Williams in a thong bathing suit I needed a Pepto-Bismol.)
Okay, I watched it. I'll probably give it to someone else; I don't really recommend buying it.
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ich kannte die crew aus reno bisher noch nicht. der film war also ein blindkauf.
was soll ich sagen, passt.
der film ist kurzweilig, okay er geht auch nur etwas über 70 minuten, aber wurde nicht langweilig.
den gezeigten humor fand ich klasse, es ist alles dabei von blöd, geschmacklos, sexistisch, schwarz und zynisch.
die mit der kamera verfolgte polizeitruppe ist dabei herrlich normal, vertrottelt und etwas "seltsam" in ihrem verhalten.
aber alles passt zusammen wie die faust aufs auge.
auch die cameos von "richtigen" stars fand ich sehr gelungen.
der film ist jedem zu empfehlen der auch mal gerne über politisch unkorrekte witze lacht.
übrigens KEIN vergleich zu police academy (die sind nur albern und tun nicht weh).
also gibt es von mir einen kauftipp
danke für die aufmerksamkeit