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Cop Out (2010)

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Jimmy's rare baseball card is robbed. Since it's his only hope to pay for his daughter's upcoming wedding, he recruits his cop partner Paul to track down the robber, a memorabilia-obsessed gangster.

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Kevin Smith
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... Jimmy
Tracy Morgan ... Paul
Juan Carlos Hernández ... Raul (as Juan Carlos Hernandez)
Cory Fernandez ... Juan
Jason Hurt Jason Hurt ... Youth #1
Jeff Lima ... Youth #2
Sean Cullen ... Captain Romans
Kevin Pollak ... Hunsaker
Adam Brody ... Barry Mangold
Guillermo Díaz ... Poh Boy
Alberto Bonilla ... Julio
Robinson Aponte Robinson Aponte ... Banger #1
Jeremy Dash ... Banger #2
Mando Alvarado ... Mexican Man #1
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Ava
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Storyline

After a clumsy operation trying to capture a drug dealer, the N.Y.P.D Detectives Jimmy Monroe and Paul Hodges are suspended for one month by their Captain Romans. Jimmy decides to sell his rare baseball card to pay for his daughter's expensive wedding while his jealous partner believes that his wife is cheating on him with their next-door neighbor. When Jimmy sells his card to a memorabilia store, the place is burgled by two small-time thieves and the detective loses his card. They track down the thieves. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rock out with your Glock out


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Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references, violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Kevin Smith claimed via Twitter that he took an 80% cut to make the film. See more »

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During the first interrogation, when Paul is going crazy, most shots have him with the gun in his right hand. But during the same sentence, some how the gun gets to his left hand. See more »

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[first lines]
Paul Hodges: You know what today represents? Nine Jim. Nine years me and you been together. *Nine* we been main shit stains. I know some dogs that don't even live to be nine. You're lucky if you get seven years out of a Great Dane. But me and you been puttin' it together for nine...
[whips out a card]
Paul Hodges: Happy anniversary Jim.
Jimmy Monroe: I don't celebrate anniversaries.
Paul Hodges: Jim, open it up. I wanna see the expression on your face.
Jimmy Monroe: You wanna see the expression on my face? The expression you're gonna see on my face is ...
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Referenced in Titanic Review (2012) See more »

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Loco En El Coco
Written by B-Real (as Louis M. Freeze), Deejay Muggs (as Lawrence Muggerud) and Sen D.O.G. (as Senen Reyes)
Performed by Cypress Hill
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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No reason to seek out Cop Out
19 March 2010 | by Simon_Says_MoviesSee all my reviews

What was Kevin Smith thinking? An audacious critic of society and film in particular, and no stranger to poking fun at himself I can foresee, a few years down the road, a sheepish Smith laughing off his involvement in this torturously unfunny genre film. What he may lack in compelling direction skills, he more than makes up for in witty screenplays with equal balance raunch and insight having crafted classics such as Clerks and Chasing Amy. With Smith absent from the writing role there is absolutely no reason to seek out Cop Out.

Calling Cop Out a 'buddy cop' film would be a gross misnomer. To qualify as such, we would actually have to witness some aspect of 'buddy'. Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan, who co-star, have absolutely no chemistry and I did not believe for a single second they would ever be friends, or even be able to tolerate one another for that matter. Furthermore, I did not believe for a single second that Tracy Morgan could ever be a cop. I am willing to suspend some disbelief in movies like this but c'mon. This role would have been kin to casting Betty White in Taken. Morgan is a very funny man in supporting situations, with 30 Rock being an apt example (Although that show benefits from Tina Fey's screenplay. If she had penned Cop Out this review could be reading far differently) but as with actors like Chris Rock and Chris Tucker, a little goes a long way.

Then we have Bruce Willis who just seems eager to leave. I have never seen Willis mope his way through a movie like this; all of his roguish charms seemed drained by the horrific writing and familiarity of the gags. To make matter worse yet, we get a horrendous performance from Sean William Scott, also a very funny man, whose character is as annoying as it is perfunctory. Many have been calling this a familiar rehash of buddy cop flicks of years past; I wish. I would have begged for a Beverly Hills Cop XXII over this near abomination.

The plot, in case you care, centers on Willis' and Morgan's Jimmie and Paul, two NYPD detectives who stumble into a drug ring after Jimmie's prized baseball card is stolen in front of his eyes during a robbery. He needs the card to pay for his daughters wedding and as he searches with the help of the criminal by which it was stolen (William Scott) uncovers more than he had in mind.

In summation, this film fails as a comedy, fails as an action film, fails as a breakout role for Tracy Morgan, fails as a return to the cop genre for Willis and mars Kevin's Smith's mostly unblemished track record. Originally titled A Couple of Dicks, the title was then changed to what you now see on the marquee. I can only assume this was a backhanded reference to the state of Smith's creative integrity.

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USA

Language:

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Release Date:

26 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Couple of Cops See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,211,126, 28 February 2010

Gross USA:

$44,875,481

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,611,001
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2.35 : 1
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