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For Reno 911 fans who believe that Comedy Central's improv-driven mock-reality series could benefit from more unbleeped profanity, uncensored sex scenes, and nudity, the feature-length R-rated Miami will be just the ticket. Perhaps less a movie than it is a Very Special Episode, Miami transplants short-shorts-bedecked Lt. Dangle (Thomas Lennon) and company to Miami for the American Police Convention ("They invited everybody"). No sooner can you say "bio-terrorism" than the hotel is quarantined, and Wahoe County's hapless misfits, shut out when their credentials can't be found, must step in and save the city from "complete chaos." Complete chaos ensues. As with the series, Miami unfolds in a series of hit and miss bits. The funniest are those that hew closest to the Cops template, such as an early "814" call that does not, as the officers believe, decode as armed intruder, but actually involves a loose chicken, and an encounter with a taunting good ol' boy who, when faced with an alligator in a swimming pool, boldly goes where officers Jones (Cedric Yarbrough) and Garcia (Carlos Alazraqui) fear to tread.

Happily, as was not the case with Borat, no innocent or unsuspecting citizens were emotionally harmed during the making of this movie. All of the jokes and humiliations are at the Reno squad's expense. Miami benefits from some subtle (and not so subtle) stunt casting, including Patton Oswalt (The King of Queens) in a small but pivotal role as the deputy assistant mayor, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's hilarious, albeit short-lived cameo as a gung-ho bomb squad leader. It is a tribute to the crack ensemble that Reno's intimately etched characters do not need much of an introduction, and can be appreciated by those who have not seen the show. But longtime viewers are issued this warning that Miami crosses with even more impunity the thin blue line of good taste. A Rear Window homage in which we view each officer indulging in some alone time in their fleabag motel rooms may not be as bad as Borat's wrestling match, but really, there ought to be a law! --Donald Liebenson

Reno 911!: Miami Extras
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CastDanny DeVito, Thomas Lennon, Lennie Loftin, Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney
DirectorRobert Ben Garant
Screen WriterThomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney
DVD Release Date:  June 19, 2007
Runtime:  84 minutes
Studio:  20th Century Fox
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review by . November 20, 2010
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Something very scary occured to me as I watched this movie.  The worlds dumbest cops are called upon to keep order cause all the other cops are incapacitated.  Should the day ever come that 8 dimwits with badges are going to be keeping me safe, I think I'll dig a hole and hide for a while.      Reno 911! Miami is the big screen version of the popular Comedy Central TV show about a group of stupid cops and they're attempts to keep order.  This big screen …
Quick Tip by . November 21, 2010
Those wacky law enforcers who would make the Keystone Cops jealous go to Miami for a convention only to be the only law enforcement in town. Largely aimed at fans of the Comedy Central series, but it's open ended enough to show that the casual viewer won't be lost.
review by . September 11, 2008
Pros: There is nothing good about this movie at all with very weak action scenes.     Cons: This movie lacks any real acting talent or special effects.     The Bottom Line: like wasting your money then be my guest and see this movie, but otherwise, take your wife and kids out to dinner and enjoy the use of your money.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. Quick, save your money and not give it to …
review by . September 06, 2007
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If there's nothing else a movie studio loves, it's a concept with a pre-existing audience. It's for that reason that multiplexes are forever jammed with sequels, adaptations of novels, remakes, and movies based on old TV shows, videogames and toys. And, of course, what has more of a built-in audience than taking the cast of a current TV series and giving them their own movie? This rarely works, but everybody wants to give it a shot, the less-seen the series, the better. I have never seen Comedy …
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