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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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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 »


Numerous times when Nick is protecting Devon from the gangsters in his biker outfit, his rear end can be briefly shown when he falls or bends down. When Devon and Nick land and hide in the boat, after the gangsters leave, they emerge and mere seconds before the shot changes to Nick sitting in front of the boat, his rear end is visibly shown (to which Devon appears to be glancing at). 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 »


Followed by Cop and a Half: New Recruit (2017) See more »


Movin' Much Too Fast
Written by Curtis Griffin
Performed by The Men of Note
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Burt Reynolds working for a paycheck and a sack lunch
2 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was about 11 during a free afternoon at school. Burt Reynolds made a lot of trash in the 90's and this probably isn't his worst film but it's still very bad. Reynolds, looking really old, tired and grouchy, is a veteran cop teamed with a Dennis the Menace-like little kid (Norman D. Golden II), who's obsessed with becoming a police officer, after the little brat witnesses a murder. It's probably a little unfair to bash the little kid's performance but he's horrible in this this thing. Reynolds takes the kid on a couple ride-along trips and starts to care about him. The forced sentimentality wasn't enough to stop me from cheering for the bad guys. Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert argued pretty heavily in their review of it. Siskel ripped it apart and called it one of the worst films of 1993 while give Ebert gave it a thumbs up. It's actually pretty funny to watch (a lot funnier than this film) and worth watching if you have time to look for it on Youtube.

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