Can a crook go straight without really trying? Jewel thief Miles Logan (Martin Lawrence) was being chased by the police after a robbery when he was forced to hide a cache of diamonds, worth $20 million, at a construction site. Despite his caution, Miles ended up behind bars anyway; after serving his time, he goes back to retrieve the stones only to discover what was being built: a police station. Miles needs to spend some time at the station to figure out what happened to his nest egg, so he sneaks in, posing as a police detective. Trouble is, he's so convincing that the cops assign him a rookie partner, Carlson (Luke Wilson), to put through training. To his surprise, Miles turns out to be a good cop, and the more he tries to find the missing diamonds, the higher he's promoted through the department, until he finds himself in line for a top spot in the detective's division. Supporting Lawrence and Wilson in Blue Streak are Dave Chappelle, William Forsythe, and Nicole Parker.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Action,Comedy
- Run Time: 95min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 09/17/1999
- DVD Release Date: 02/08/2000
- Distributor(s): Sony
- Themes: Rookie Cops,Assumed Identities,Nothing Goes Right,Cons and Scams
- Tone: Cynical,Gritty,Humorous,Madcap,Slick
detective, jewel, partner, police-station, retrieve, robbery, rookie, stash
- Country of Origin: USA (09-17-1999)
- Language: English