The buddy cop film has often delved into the comic arena, and this is no exception. Where it stands out is how well the comedy is mixed into the films reality. Instead of funny situations, it is the characters legitamate word play that makes us laugh. Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines play the 2 Chicago Cops in search of a drug kingpin played by Jimmy Smits. Director Peter Hyams (2010) does a nice job of balancing between teh comedy and action all the way through a comic homage to the French Connection, a fast car chase ON the elevated train tracks. This is a sturdy film similar in flavor to BEVERLY HILLS COP, and that ain't such a bad thing. This is an inexpensive disc but, don't let the price fool you, its a nice video and audio transfer and a safe purchase.