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 ...
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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This was Burt Reynolds's first big theatrical movie since about 1989-1990, a gap of about three or four years. He had done a small part in The Player (1992). During the intervening years, Reynolds had been appearing in television, in the series Out of This World (1987) and B.L. Stryker (1989). This film however was not considered his "comeback" movie, that film would be Striptease (1996) made about three years later. That movie gained more public attention, because of the type of movie it was and Reynold's character whereas this movie was a children's film, a parody of the cop buddy movie. 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 »
This is one of my childhood favorites! Yes, the plot is pathetic and unbelievable. Yes, the boy is no Dakota Fanning. But Cop and a Half is a very enjoyable movie for people between the ages of 4 and 10. I mean, this movie wasn't marketed towards art school graduate students. The situations are very light-hearted and the jokes corny enough for the young age demographic.
This is also a good movie if you enjoy making fun of B-movies (especially with your friends... and beer). There are numerous plot holes and the man-boy love undertones are hilariously disturbing.
Do not watch Cop and a Half if you are a cantankerous old geezer!
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