- 1 hr 41 min
Fifty/Fifty is a 1992 action-comedy film that features Peter Weller, Robert Hays and Charles Martin Smith in the lead roles. The film is directed by Charles Martin Smith and written by Michael Hitchcock. Set in Los Angeles, the movie follows two detectives, Dan Thoreau (Weller) and John McClure (Hays), who are assigned to investigate a murder. Although they have known each other for years and consider themselves good friends, their personalities and approaches to policing are drastically different. Thoreau is a tough, no-nonsense cop, while McClure is more laid-back and rule-following. Their contrasting styles sometimes cause tension in their partnership, but they are always able to work together to solve cases.
Their latest case involves the murder of a wealthy businessman, and the ensuing investigation leads them to a ruthless international drug lord named Eric Brimmer (played with menacing flair by Michael Habeck). Along the way, they also encounter a beautiful and mysterious woman named Eileen (played by Lisa Eichhorn), who may hold the key to solving the case.
As the detectives get closer to Brimmer and his criminal enterprise, they realize that their own lives are in danger. To make matters worse, they are reassigned to other cases, leaving their investigation in jeopardy. As a result, they decide to take matters into their own hands, and become vigilante cops, seeking justice on their own terms.
What follows is an action-packed thrill ride with plenty of humor, as Thoreau and McClure try to bring down Brimmer and his gang. Their unorthodox methods include staging a fake drug deal, crashing a fancy party, and using a variety of disguises to infiltrate Brimmer's operation. Through it all, they stick together and fight for what they believe is right, even when they face resistance from their own colleagues.
Although the film has its share of shootouts and car chases, it is also a character-driven story that explores the friendship and loyalty between the two main characters. Weller and Hays have excellent chemistry on screen, and their banter and bickering add to the film's overall comedic tone. Smith also has a memorable supporting role as their supervisor, who tries to rein in the rogue detectives.
Fifty/Fifty may not be the most groundbreaking or profound film ever made, but it is an entertaining action-comedy with a lot of heart. It never takes itself too seriously, and it always keeps the audience engaged with its fast-paced plot and likable characters. If you're in the mood for a fun popcorn flick that doesn't require too much thought, Fifty/Fifty might just be the perfect choice.
Fifty/Fifty is a 1993 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.