Title: Blue Streak
Year Of Release: 1999
Review Date: June 30, 2016
Running time: 93 minutes
Box Office Gross: $117,000,000
Site Rating: 6 out of 10 stars
Spoiler Alert: actor, Martin Lawrence, plays a jewel thief, Miles, who
is arrested over the theft of a $17,000,000 diamond he hides on a construction
site before being hauled off to jail in cuffs. Upon his release, he seeks to
recover the diamond, only to discover the building site he hid it a few years
prior, is now a massive building…housing the Los Angeles Police Department.
“Blue Streak” comes from the 1965 British film “The Big Job” which has a very
similar premise. “Blue Streak” is one of Lawrence’s funnier films. My favorite
joke in this film is when Miles returns from jail and visits his girlfriend, who
is angry he lied to her about his job. She yells at him "You told me you were a
banker" to which he responds, "No, I said bank robber."