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eddie_NP
murphy_NP
has_HVZ
had_HVN
his_PP$
share_NN
of_IN
ups_NNS
and_CC
downs_NNS
during_IN
his_PP$
career_NN
._.
known_VBN
for_IN
his_PP$
notorious_JJ
late_JJ
80_CD
's_NNS
slump_NN
,_,
murphy_NP
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managed_VBN
to_IN
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a_DT
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the_DT
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._.
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the_DT
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,_,
he_PP
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to_IN
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pace_NN
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a_DT
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._.
life_NN
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slap-sticky_JJ
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._.
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,_,
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to_IN
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._.
life_NN
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,_,
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,_,
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._.
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,_,
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._.
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,_,
we're_???
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ray_NP
gibson_NP
(_(
eddie_NP
murphy_NP
)_)
,_,
a_DT
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his_PP$
way_NN
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._.
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successful_JJ
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named_VBN
claude_NP
banks_NNS
(_(
martin_NP
lawrence_NP
)_)
._.
somehow_RB
,_,
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multiple_JJ
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,_,
the_DT
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find_VB
themselves_PPX
on_IN
their_PP$
way_NN
to_IN
mississippi_NP
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a_DT
moonshine_JJ
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._.
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and_CC
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,_,
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sheriff_NN
._.
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of_IN
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:_:
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,_,
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,_,
and_CC
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fool-proof_JJ
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plan_NN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
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us_PP
from_IN
the_DT
90_CD
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way_NN
to_IN
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90_CD
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,_,
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ray_NP
and_CC
claude_NP
._.
luckily_RB
,_,
rick_NP
baker_NP
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the_DT
makeup_NN
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the_DT
two_CD
actors_NNS
in_IN
a_DT
fantastic_JJ
,_,
academy_NN
award_NN
caliber_NN
manner_NN
._.
not_XNOT
only_RB
do_DO
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the_DT
characters_NNS
look_VB
as_IN
if_CS
they're_???
90_CD
years_NNS
old_JJ
,_,
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they_PP
sound_VB
like_IN
it_PP
,_,
too_RB
._.
murphy_NP
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lawrence_NP
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the_DT
lead_NN
roles_NNS
,_,
even_RB
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old_JJ
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bickering_VBG
over_IN
a_DT
game_NN
of_IN
cards_NNS
._.
this_DT
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one_CD
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sleeve_NN
._.
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ads_???
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,_,
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a_DT
hefty_JJ
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of_IN
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at_IN
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core_NN
._.
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comedic_JJ
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work_NN
wonderfully_RB
,_,
wisely_RB
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strength_NN
from_IN
the_DT
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of_IN
the_DT
two_CD
stars_NNS
._.
the_DT
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a_DT
drama_NN
,_,
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both_PDT
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,_,
it_PP
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._.
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few_DT
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about_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
don't_DO
want_VB
to_IN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
such_DT
a_DT
nice_JJ
surprise_NN
,_,
such_DT
a_DT
great_JJ
vehicle_NN
for_IN
eddie_NP
murphy_NP
and_CC
martin_NP
lawrence_NP
,_,
that_CS
it_PP
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a_DT
huge_JJ
smile_NN
as_IN
the_DT
credits_NNS
begin_VB
to_IN
roll_NN
._.
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