Audio Commentary:Commmentary by director Tom Dey, producer Jorge Saralegui and editor Billy Weber.
DVD ROM Features:Website/Web Event Links and More!
Extended takes:Uproarious Additional/Extended Scenes, Including Eddie Murphy "Struggling Actor" improvs and the entire premiere party sequence.
Featurette:Go on the set with HBO First Look: The Making of "Showtime."
Filmographies:Cast/director film highlights
Showtime (Widescreen Edition)
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- Uproarious additional scenes, including hilarious improvised Eddie Murphy
- Showtime booth confessionals
- 3 extended scenes
- Visit the set with HBO First Look: The Making of Showtime
Top Customer Reviews
Showtime was meant to be a action-comedy. There was a good mix of both. As usual, you see Eddie Murphy providing comic relief with what he says and does. His role as a patrolman and actor-wannabe lets him shine. He's constantly talking and screwing up. Robert de Niro plays the uptight stuck-up cop who hates change and people.
After a stressful day at work, this movie was great for relaxing and having a few laughs.
LEAP rating (each out of 5):
L (Language) - 3 (no unnecessary cursing)
E (Erotica) - 0 (no romance involved either)
A (Action) - 3 (very tame chase scenes, a lot of talking)
P (Plot) - 1 (non-existent, ok ok, it's very simple)
The Plot:Mitch Preston is a police officer who is very serious about his work and doesn't mess around much.Trey Sellars is a cop who doesn't take his work that serious but he is a entertaining actor.When Mitch shoots a video news camera that is filming a wounded officer the Maxis tv network sues the precient if Mitch doesn't do a relaity tv cop show that Chase Rense a producer came up with.Mitch is stuck and has to do it.
Trey applies for the part as Mitch's partner and gets it.Mitch doesn't like Trey because he treats his job so easily.Mitch and Trey get camera tips from T.J.Hooker(William Shatner playing himself)and Mitch still doesn't take his acting seriouly.On the other hand Trey is doing wonderful and the public love him.
In just about every movie there is a bad guy and in this movie the bad guy has a gun that could do mass detruction.It is a custom made gun that Mitch and Trey have to track down before more people die.
The preveiws made Showtime look like fun movie which it is.Hignlights in the movie include a car chase,the Showtime TV show booth confessionals,and the William Shatner scene.If you think the Showtime commerical's look dumb and your expecting a dumb prediable comendy your wrong.So see Showtime now.
Mitch Preston (De Niro) is a detective with the L.A.P.D., and he's good at what he does; but working a case one night, things suddenly go south when another cop, Trey Sellars (Murphy), inadvertently intervenes, a television news crew shows up and Mitch loses his cool, which results in a lawsuit by the television station that's going to cost the department some big bucks. Except that they may be able to get around it, thanks to Chase Renzi (Rene Russo), who works for the station and likes what she sees in Mitch-- enough to pitch an idea to her boss for a "Reality" cop show, that would feature none other than Mitch Preston, whom Chase sees as a real life "Dirty Harry."
Her boss likes the idea and gives Chase the green light. Now all she has to do is convince Mitch to participate, which shouldn't be too hard, since the station has agreed to drop the lawsuit if he will do the show. But Mitch is a cop, not an actor, and he wants nothing to do with any of it-- that is until he has a heart-to-heart with his boss, Captain Winship (Frankie Faison), who puts Mitch's future into succinct perspective for him. And just like that, the show is on. Oh, yes, there's one more thing; for the show, Mitch is going to need a partner. And who do you suppose they're going to come up with for that? Let's put it this way: Trey Sellars is more than one of the usual suspects.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A fun movie. Great tounge in cheek about buddy cop movies and tv shows.Published 24 days ago by John J Prendergast Jr
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