Amiable if undistinguished, DOWNTOWN faithfully follows the buddy-buddy, bang-bang cop movie formula that audiences have memorized from 48 HOURS; LETHAL WEAPON; and far too many other recent films. Anthony Edwards plays Alex Kearney, a uniformed cop with a cushy beat in a yuppiefied
suburb of Philadelphia (appearing, cameo-style, in a few exterior shots; the bulk of the action was all too obviously filmed in and around LA). When Kearney stops the wrong rich guy for speeding, he quickly finds himself transferred to the city's toughest precinct, on Diamond Street, downtown.
There, in a bit of seriocomic symbolism, Kearney and his car are promptly stripped, leaving hi...