Bulletproof

on September 06, 1996 by Pat Kramer
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Get ready for another one of those action-heavy, gun-shooting, bodies-flying-through-the-air death-a-manias as undercover cop Rock Keats (Damon Wayans) faces off against his former best friend, drug dealer Archie Moses (Adam Sandler), in a struggle that produces some great comic moments in this slaphappy film.
After posing as an uneducated car thief for the past year, Keats is instructed to bust his sidekick, who it turns out is on the payroll of a major drug kingpin (James Caan), high-profile car salesman Frank Colton. The bust puts a serious strain on the friendship the two share, but what really annoys Keats is when Moses shoots him in he head, causing him to sport a metal plate for the remainder of is life. Vowing to even the score, Keats recuperates and goes after the fugitive Moses. In the process of bringing him to justice, the two become targets for Colton's hitmen and form a new bond based on a whole new set of circumstances, which causes endless challenges for the mismatched duo.
Wayans and Sandler play well against each other, with Wayans in a more starkly serious role than he's played before. But the filmmakers use an over-abundant body count and gratuitous sex to liven up this film and, in doing so, sensationalize the very morals this script aims to counter, creating just one more film that may give Hollywood a bad reputation. Starring Damon Wayans and Adam Sandler. Directed by Ernest Dickerson. Written by Joe Gayton and Lewis Colick. Produced by Robert Simonds. A Universal release. Action/comedy. Rated R for strong violence and language, some sexuality and drug use. Running time: 85 min.
Tags: Starring Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, Directed by Ernest Dickerson. Written by Joe Gayton, Lewis Colick, Produced by Robert Simonds, Universal, Action, comedy
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