Blue Streak

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Blue Streak ★★ 1999 (PG-13)

Only hardcore Martin Lawrence fans will enjoy this formulaic buddy-cop-with-a-twist ac tion comedy. Lawrence plays jewel thief Miles Logan, who hides a gem from his latest heist at a construction site just before he's caught. Three years later and out of jail, Logan tries to retrieve his diamond only to discover the site is now a police station. While impersonating a detective in order to sneak in and grab the stash, he accidentally catches an escaping felon and is forced to continue the charade. He's saddled with rookie partner Carlson (Wilson) and begins using his criminal knowledge to catch other crooks, including his old crony Tulley (Chappelle). Lawrence gives a good effort but all of his frantic mugging can't save the lame material he's forced to work with, making this feel like a poor man's “Beverly Hills Cop.” 94m/C VHS, DVD . Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson, Peter Greene, Dave Chappelle, William Forsythe, Graham Beckel, Tamala Jones, Nicole Ari Parker, Robert Miranda, Olek Krupa, Anne Marie Howard; D: Les Mayfield; W: Stephen Carpenter, Michael Berry, John Blumenthal; C: David Eggby.