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Cop & ½ (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Family | 2 April 1993 (USA)
After witnessing a murder, a young boy named Devon refuses to testify unless he is given the chance to be a policeman.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sammy Hernandez ...
Ralph Wilcox ...
Det. Matt McPhail
Tom Kouchalakos ...
Det. Jenkins
Carmine Genovese ...
McNally (as Sean Evan O'Neal)
Boy in Bathroom


Devon Butler is an eight-year old who dreams of being a cop. He watches police TV shows, knows police procedures, and plays cops and robbers with his friend Ray. One day, while snooping around in a warehouse, he witnesses a murder. He goes to the police, who want the information, but won't get it until they make Devon a cop. The police then team him with veteran cop (and child hater) Nick McKenna, and the two team up in comic series of events to find the killer. Written by Stephen Currence <billyc@erols.com>

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One kid's fantasy. One cop's nightmare.


Comedy | Crime | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language, violence and drug references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un flic et demi  »

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Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)


$31,888,805 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film was originally proposed as a sequel to Kindergarten Cop (1990) See more »


In the beginning when Devon and Sanchez are following Nick McKenna while he is chasing Quintero by car, Nick uses his car door to slam Quintero to the ground. Quintero leaves a big dent on the door which is visible when Nick opens the door and gets out. In the following shot when Nick enters the car again the dent is gone. See more »


Devon: So what you got under the hood?
Nick: I got an engine, and in a minute, you.
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Crazy Credits

Though it's tacked on before the credits instead of after, there's an extra scene in which a sickly Chu is still seen laying on the hood of the bad guys' getaway boat still running in the ocean. See more »


Written by Robert Hackl
Performed by The Dadz
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Bad Bad Bad
6 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

COP AND A HALF Release Date: 4/2/1993 Runtime: 97 Minutes

STARRING: Cop and a Half is a 1993 family/comedy film directed by Henry Winkler, and starring Burt Reynolds and Norman D. Golden II. Cop and a Half was actor Ray Sharkey's final film.

SUMMARY: Meet the Tampa Police Department newest recruit: He's fearless. He's relentless. He's…eight years old! Director Henry Winkler serves up a hilarious, action packed treat the whole family will love, starring Burt Reynolds and introducing Norman D. Golden the second. Young Devon Butler is obsessed with being a cop. Whether he's memorizing lingo from Miami Vice or tailing suspects on the playground, this kid knows all the moves. In addition, when Devon witnesses a murder, he's eager to share what he knows with the police-for a price. In exchange, Devon demands to be made a cop-complete with badge, handcuffs and cool shades. Saddled with a pint sized squad car sidekick, hard-boiled detective Nick McKenna is not happy. However, when the crooks come gunning for the boy, Nick and Devon become real partners as they race against time to bring the bad guys to justice. This arresting comedy from Imagine films promises to capture the imagination and tickle the funny bones of parents and children alike…repeatedly!

QUESTIONS: There weren't questions to ask

MY THOUGHTS: This movie was really bad and I give it 1 weasel star

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