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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)

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Burt Reynolds has said he mainly did the film to have a movie that his son Quinton could see with him in it. 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 »


Quintero: [Upon meeting Vinnie for the first time, as Vinnie makes an entrance singing a 50's song] I'm so happy to meet you, I love your singing, do you have an album out?
Vinnie Fountain: You wouldn't be saying that just to butter me up, would you? Because I detest hypocrisy.
Quintero: [scoffs] No way.
Vinnie Fountain: [sniffs] Whoa. Chu, there's a fish in here. Get rid of it.
Chu: [Tying and cuffing Quintero to his chair] You got it, boss.
Quintero: Hey, what are you doing? Hey! Turn loose to me!
Vinnie Fountain: You know... In a fit of nostalgia, I was gonna shoot you myself, ...
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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 »


Referenced in Psych: Lassie Did a Bad, Bad Thing (2009) See more »


Written by Robert Hackl
Performed by The Dadz
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For Kids, What A Shocker!
21 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

You people are crackpots, just insane with arrogance. This movie did what it intended. Golden's performance was incredible given his age. Not very funny, but witty and cute. Here's a clue people: Most 8 year olds over-act! And Burt--well, Burt is Burt, not even one dimensional...The only fault I can find is the Hollywood by the numbers script, which is plenty dreadful. That's what Hollywood does. You knew you were getting a kids movie, right?

When I saw this as a kid, I really liked it. So, for me, it did what it was supposed to--capture a child's imagination. Not an adults petulance.

Recommended for kids.

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