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Hollywood Homicide

By | 2018-03-21T18:32:05+01:00 March 7th, 2004|Reviews|

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Date: 2003

Director: Ron Shelton

Starring: Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, Lena Olin

Ron Shelton’s movie is a well-intentioned fiasco. Harrison Ford is L.A. police Sgt. Joe Gavilan. He does homicide, sells real estate, and has a psychic girlfriend (Lena Olin) who’s also a radio medium. Younger partner Detective K.C. Calden (Josh Hartnett) teaches yoga and flirts. They’re supposed to be the Odd Squad. Shelton wants a postmodern Keystone Kops: distracted cops in over their heads solving crimes by comic accident. But Ford and Hartnett don’t mesh. The mood’s all wrong. Bumbling guys are just bumbling guys unless you like them. No such luck.

About the Author:

A military brat, Marcia Yarrow was born in Hamburg, Germany but grew up in Germany, Spain, and Provo, Utah. She's been writing for the magazine since its creation in 2004.

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