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Cop and ½ (1993)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Family  -  2 April 1993 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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.

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Comedy | Crime | Family

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

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2 April 1993 (USA)  »

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$31,888,805 (USA)
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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 »

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

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Rio: Hey, farthead!
McNally: It's Mr. Big Shot with the cops.
Devon: Haven't you puss heads got anything better to do than mess with little kids?
Rio: [takes his jacket off and throws it on the ground]
Devon: Why'd you do that?
Rio: Because you called me a puss head.
Devon: So throwing your jacket on the ground gonna help?
McNally: Hey, hey, this kid's tensing me out here.
Devon: [looks at Fountain's car and shows a serious look] Guys I can't kid around anymore. I'm watching my grandma's car.
McNally: Oh, so this is grand mammy's car?
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Written by Robert Hackl
Performed by The Dadz
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Okay, True You Have To Not Only Suspend Belief, But You Have To KILL It, But This Doesn't Deserve A 2.8/10 Rating!
23 May 2007 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

It doesn't rate MUCH higher than that, but Norman D. Golden II is so preciously precocious as to wax reminiscent of Shirley Temple's early performances.

Burt is great here, though his character is quite irascible and curmudgeonly, but he plays those parts very well. This film features some decent action, a story and plot line which is quite cliché, and some good elemental twists, which balance out the many clichés throughout.

It was muddled in that you had to suspend belief to an extreme level in order to embrace the work, but once done, there is a lot of heart and entertainment to be had. I'm not saying this is "great" or even "compelling," but I did derive some level of enjoyment from Norman D. Golden II's performance.

It rates a 5.2/10 from...

the Fiend :.


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