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THE MOVIE: Hollywood Homicide

THE STARS:
Harrison Ford • Josh Hartnett • Lena Olin
DIRECTOR: Ron Shelton

Cop surprises THE CONCEPT:
Action Comedy in which veteran cop Joe Gavilan (Ford) and his partner, KC Calden (Hartnett), investigate a homicide while they cope with their side jobs – Gavilan sells real estate and Calden teaches yoga and wants to be an actor.

U.S. RELEASE: June 13 2003, Nationwide
• Rated: PG-13

THE COMMENTS:

HARRISON FORD:
“I thought this was a great character, and I could see the relationship between he and the character Josh plays. I thought it would produce some good comic results. And I’ve always wanted to work with Ron [Shelton]. I’ve always liked his work.”

RON SHELTON on revisiting the buddy/cop movie:
“I wanted to serve the genre and, at the same time, bring something different to the dance. Joe and KC are both detectives, but they have completely different priorities. So you’ve got these multiple agendas going on while a major crime is being investigated, and there’s always some other distraction going on in the background. There’s a sublime madness as the case and their lives start to spin out of control.”

JOSH HARTNETT:
“I grew up idolizing Harrison. I was born in ’78, and Star Wars came out in ‘77. So, he had quite a rise right before I was born. But I truly grew up on him and it’s tough to get over that jittery feeling that you get when you meet someone that you felt some sort of connection to.”

FORD:
“Josh and my character have really clear differences between them, and we had the opportunity to take advantage of them. There are generational differences, differences in style and taste and points of view. And all that’s a great comic opportunity. Josh is a very capable, personable young man and I enjoyed acting with him, torturing him!”

LENA OLIN (Ruby) on playing a psychic in the movie:
: “For research, I saw a couple of people in New York, and I looked at tapes of Crossing Over and the Pet Psychic, and I realized that almost every major decision in my life is based on a sixth sense, a notion – I wait for an answer, I never go to the rational reasoning or the facts, and these are major things like when our family picked up our stuff and moved to New York.

HARTNETT on where he’d like to be when he’s Harrison’s age:
“I wonder if I’ll still be an actor, but I think that I look up to Harrison because he’s had an amazingly long career that he has done pretty much exactly what he wanted to do every step of the way. People don’t really give him any crap and he does what he feels is best. I admire that.”

FORD on why he’s looking forward to playing Indiana Jones again:
“The opportunity to work with Steven and play that character, bring that kind of film to the audience. I know that it’s eagerly anticipated and I want us to do a good job, make a film at least as good as the ones we’ve made before.”

Written by Judy Sloane. Back to top

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