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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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Carmine Genovese ...
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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 <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?


Lee Ross was considered for the lead part of the boy Devon Butler which eventually went to Norman D. Golden II. See more »


Shadow visible next to Nick and Devon in boat chase. See more »


Devon: No wonder dinosaurs are extinct: big heads, small brains.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1993 (1994) See more »


Movin' Much Too Fast
Written by Curtis Griffin
Performed by The Men of Note
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"Half" a good time and see this film, its darling!
21 July 2008 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Nick (Burt Reynolds) is a cop who has been around the block a few times. He is a grouchy old coot to boot. Devon (Norman Golden II) is a young neighborhood lad who loves police shows and dreams of being a patrolman. One day, he witnesses a murder in a warehouse and goes to the precinct to tell the officers what he saw. However, he won't sing unless they make him a junior cop in the process. Wanting the information the little boy has to offer, they agree to put him "on the force". After that, they pair him with Nick to investigate and solve the crime Devon observed. Nick, however, hates having the youngster as a partner, even though Devon often has ideas that work, such as his strategy for getting a peace-disturbing, quarreling couple to calm themselves. But, can Nick and Devon figure out the warehouse murder without taking a few bullets themselves? I had a great time with this much-maligned movie. Reynolds is a joy, for his dry wit and facial expressions are on constant display. Young Golden, too, is talented and humorous, charming the audience in every scene. In addition, for those who like chase scenes, shoot-em-up action, and dimwitted bad guys, this one has those in abundance, also. In short, pay no attention to the harsh criticism that this flick has received and try it yourself. I believe you will "half" a very good time with Burt and his half-pint partner.

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