Reno 911!: Miami Robert Ben Garant

Reno 911!: Miami Robert Ben Garant
Television shows don’t tend to make the most successful big screen adaptations, especially when the show in question actually plays up the small screen format and its pacing fits the 20-minute span nicely. Reno 911!, which works incredibly well as a television show, follows the idiotic Reno Sheriff’s Department during white trash house calls and random run-ins with Nick Swardson on roller skates, whoring himself out on a street corner. For this film the team travel to Miami for a police convention and become the only law enforcers for the entire city thanks to a terrorist attack that quarantines hundreds of officers in a hotel. You sense the plot is stretching things thin as it attempts to incorporate the usual small town radio calls alongside a plot involving Paul Rudd doing a Scarface impression, with a side of gratuitous nudity and lots of profanity. If you’re a fan of the show and don’t expect something beyond the usual Reno fare, you can basically sit back and enjoy watching the cast spend their budget on blowing up beached whales. The DVD contains loads of extended takes and deleted scenes, all of which are well worth watching given the improvised dialogue between the cast of friends that have been working with each other for years and play so well off each other. There are also some good low-budget public announcements that acted as trailers for the film — the brutally executed warnings against piracy and Trudy losing her mind trying to get people to "shut the fuck up” are great. Reno 911! absolutely tanked at the box office and was already out on DVD when the credits rolled, but it shouldn’t be treated as a film, more like an extended special. Still, there are many great one-liners and moments from a fantastic cast of comedians. (Fox)