I just watched this movie, and while bad, I doubt it is actually the worst movie Ebert ever saw. It's not extraordinarily bad, just regular '80'scomedy bad. But so many questions.
Who decided to make Lt. Girlfriend act as a typical business woman instead of a hardened cop who probably had to face a lot of prejudices while rising the ranks of a male dominated field? Also, has this costume designer never heard of pant-suits? Pretty sure they were around when this movie came out.
On that note, this movie just goes to show that the late 80's early 90's (released in 1992) were an atrocity to fashion. His decision to wear the loudest shirts known to man paired with a corduroy jacket? Lt. Girlfriend's shirt with Roman paintings on it? And denim jeans wore above the belly button with the awful shirts tucked in? Fashion, you fooled us all well.
The first shootout was amazing as well. Sgt. Joe (Sly's character) is seen firing only 4 shots on screen before running out of bullets. Online, it says the average small 9mm holds 7-12 bullets in it's magazine. Did he forget to fully load his gun? This has to be a film first of a gun not lasting twice as long as it should. Also in that same scene he crushes a car door on a guys left hand causes the gun to fall out of the man's right hand. Fuck you physics.
In his first scene at the precinct, some guy we probably never see again gives him a banana and walks away without a word. What? "Hey, I heard through the grapevine that you are low on potassium." Men don't casually give other men bananas, it's just not done.
Quote: "Now there is a butt I could use for cover."
100's of police at his precinct, but he takes on the duties of undercover agent, hostage negotiator and homicide detective. I guess you could throw DEA agent in there at the end.
Decorative jack-o-lantern in Sgt. Joe's home?
Sly's partner is the most animated chewer ever captured on film.
Another quote: "Her cookies suck!" This leads Sly, a grown man, to give another grown man a swirley.
Sly stopping the plane boggled the mind. A big rig cab that is by the side of an airport, looks rusted, does not only work but apparently also has the keys in it. Plus a cop can drive it without any training. Plus make it drift into a U-turn. Then he starts raming apart parts of the plane, blowing out a tire. All this with his mother inside the plane. Then he just drives the truck into the propeller. A cargo planes propeller going through a semi trucks combustion engine and no explosion. Fuck you physics, again. Also another film first of a vehicle not exploding in an action sequence.
And finally, when his mom shoots Sly. Giant gun + close range = flesh wound? He should have had such a big hole in his shoulder his arm could have fallen off.