DETECTIVE JOE BOMOWSKI’S MOM IS IN TOWN FOR A VISIT. SHE DID THE LAUNDRY, WASHED THE WINDOWS AND SCRUBBED THE FLOORS. NOW, SHE’S GONNA CLEAN UP THE STREETS.
Tutti Bomowski (Estelle Getty) is visiting her son (Sylvester Stallone), a police detective in San Francisco, and immediately gets drawn into his work. You could view this as Stallone making his own version of Twins (1988), an action-comedy that he came to regret. Golden Girls star Getty does what she can with the material, embarrassing her son every which way, but neither she nor Stallone is enough to salvage it; comedy just isn’t the latter’s forte. Sadly void of laughs and tension.
1992-U.S. 87 min. Color. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode. Screenplay: Blake Snyder, William Osborne, William Davies. Cast: Sylvester Stallone (Joe Bomowski), Estelle Getty (Tutti Bomowski), JoBeth Williams (Gwen Harper), Roger Rees, Martin Ferrero, Gailard Sartain… Ving Rhames, Richard Schiff.
Trivia: Co-produced by Ivan Reitman.
Razzies: Worst Actor (Stallone), Supporting Actress (Getty), Screenplay.