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Reno 911!: Miami





The feature film version of "Reno 911!" is just like an episode of the Comedy Central series, except three times as long, full of F-bombs and with scads of nudity.


Oh, and set in Florida, where the dimwitted members of the sheriff's department attend a law enforcement convention. A registration snafu leaves them out of it, however, which proves to be a blessing when a bioterror attack seals the hotel, forcing them to stay in a dump that Deputy Weigel (Kerry Kenney-Silver) deems the kind of place where one could "get a good ol' fashioned rapin'." This also leaves our misfits as Miami's sole defenders of the law. Cue the emergency calls dealing with an alligator in a pool and a dead whale on a topless beach.


The "Reno" crew makes liberal use of the R rating "? or no rating, depending on which disc you view "? with extra-raunchy humor, but just because you can doesn't mean you should. The film is intermittently funny, but "? like the series "? plays to cricket chirps when the improvised bits go nowhere.


It helps to be a fan of the series, but newcomers will enjoy cameos from Danny DeVito, The Rock, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Paul Reubens and Patton Oswalt.


The disc's extended scenes don't reveal any hidden treasures, but the mock PSAs are funny. They also prove "Reno" is best when taken in small doses.


"?Rod Lott


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