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    Unique ID Code: 0000009083
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 14/10/2000 12:09
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    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 109 mins
    Retail Price: $29.98
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    Fast talking Rayford Gibson (Eddie Murphy) and the conservative Claude Banks (Martin Lawrence) are accidentally teamed up to become the funniest "odd couple" east of the Mississippi.

    In an effort to pay off Ray`s debt and restore Claude`s reputation, they travel south on a bootlegging run for some quick cash. There is no limit to their comical misfortune as they are placed at the scene of a crime and their mistaken identity lands them right in front of the judge.
    This hysterical comedy gives a whole new meaning to friends for life.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Spotlight on Location
    Feature Commentary with Director Ted Demme
    Outtakes / Director`s Edits
    Rock Land / Interscope Soundtrack presentation with K-Ci & Jo Jo and Maxwell music videos
    Universal Showcase
    Production Notes
    Cast and Filmmakers
    Theatrical Trailer
    Plus! DVD-ROM Features

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Ted Demme

    Written By:

    Anthony Anderson
    Nick Cassavetes
    Obba Babatundé
    Martin Lawrence
    Eddie Murphy

    Casting By:
    Margery Simkin

    Soundtrack By:
    Wyclef Jean

    Director of Photography:
    Geoffrey Simpson

    Jeffrey Wolf

    Costume Designer:
    Lucy W. Corrigan

    Production Designer:
    Dan Bishop

    James Whitaker
    Eddie Murphy
    Brian Grazer
    Tina L. Fortenberry

    Executive Producer:
    Karen Kehela
    James D. Brubaker

    Universal Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    A nice little comedy with drama features entwined in it.
    Both Murphy and Lawrence are hilarious and play their rolls using a lot of improvisations.
    The video transfer is average, but it`s enough for a comedy. The image is clear and the colors are mostly very well defined. No compression marks are visible.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is a bit flat. The surrounds are rarely used, but when they are used, they are used well.
    The menus are static with simple transitions from one screen to another.
    The extras include some funny outtakes, a couple of musical videos and some behind the scenes featurette. I did not bother to listen to the director`s commentary even though it should`ve included some nice features regarding the impressive makeup in the movie.
    Bottom line - a nice comedy with some drama features in it.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 14/10/2000 15:29