Miles Logan tries stealing a huge diamond, intending to split its value with his three accomplices. But Deacon gets greedy and shoots Eddie, Tulley flees, and Miles hides the diamond in a third floor air duct just before he is apprehended. When he returns for it after two years in jail, the building has become L.A. Police headquarters. To get in, he poses as a cop named Malone.
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He intends a quick retrieval. But when he happens to daze a criminal escaping custody, his impressed superior assigns him to the streets with newbie detective Carlson. Using his ability to think like a criminal, “Malone” quickly exposes a robbery as a fraud, seems fearless confronting a dangerous crook (really just his buddy Tulley,) and gets promoted. When he finally gets a chance to check the duct, he discovers that a flood from burst pipes has displaced the diamond.
The complications keep coming. Vicious Deacon is looking for him. Dizzy Tulley threatens to expose him, and demands money. Carlson gets suspicious when he discovers that Malone has no records or badge number. Investigating a stolen museum exhibit at the airport, Malone clashes with the FBI, and, deducing that the real issue is drugs, proposes a risky sting using the drugs as bait. Ironically, this will require him to pose as a criminal. When he finally finds the diamond, he loses it again amid the cocaine evidence. As the cocaine deal goes sour, his obstacles converge: He must contend with Deacon, Tulley, an overly zealous lawyer, the cops, the FBI, and the drug dealers. There are scuffles, gunfire, fast-talk, and a high-speed chase toward the Mexican border.
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Martin Lawrence is a thief/con-artist in the middle of heisting a huge diamond when the cops show up. He has to stash the diamond to be able to retrieve when he gets out of prison. When he goes back to get it he finds a police station built in the place he hid the diamond. He disguises himself as a cop, credentials and all, to get to the diamond and finds himself embroiled in a drug bust about to happen. Partnered with the naive cop played by Luke Wilson, they make a winning team with Lawrence getting the job done by thinking like a criminal and Wilson learning a few lessons along the way.
The review of this Movie prepared by Brandy Todd