When a man (Robbins) believes he has discovered that his wife is having an affair with his boss, it sets off a chain reaction of events. First he wanders into a ghetto where a robber (... See full summary »
John C. McGinley
Dr. RJ Stevens is a talk show host who visits his family in the deep south. While there he reunites with his brother Otis, his sister Betty, his cousin/rival Clyde and his childhood love interest Lucinda Allen.
Malcolm D. Lee
James Earl Jones
Earl and Hank have only one thing in common: they're both L.A.P.D. rejects. One just got kicked out, the other can't even get in. After confronting each other on opposite sides of the law during a traffic stop that escalates out of control, these two luckless individuals end up partnered as lowly security guards. Despite being damned to the lowest rung of the law enforcement ladder, Earl and Hank uncover a sophisticated smuggling operation led by Nash and his band of thugs. When Earl and Hank get their hands on some hot property, they go on the run from, first the bad guys, then the L.A.P.D.--led by Lt. Washington and Detective McDuff. What these two unlikely partners do to law enforcement is a crime, but they just might save the day. That is, if they don't kill each other first. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
More than 400,000 bottles of soft drinks and beer were used as background scenery, during the shootout in the warehouse. See more »
When Hank is trying to kill the bumble-bee on the beginning and Earl is covering his face, the camera goes into first person so we can see what Hank sees and we can clearly see that he is wearing a watch on his left arm, in the wide shot he doesn't have the watch on. See more »
[Earl is trying to reach for the keys in his car and Hank is walking up to him]
Need some help?
Are you asking me if I need some help or am I stealing this car?
Are you stealing this car?
Does it look like I'm stealing this damn car?
A little bit.
Why, 'cause I'm black? If you saw a white guy doing this you'd give him a reward.
Let me see your license.
I ain't showin' you a damn thing! This is my car and I didn't do anything wrong. You owe me an apology.
You're in dangerous grounds here, bub, ...
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This movie had me rolling hard the first 15 minutes or so. Great pairing of Martin Lawrence as a wanna-be cop with Steven Zahn's character as an ex cop on the hunt for his first partner's killer.
Hold on a minute, I know what you're thinking. "Another cop movie with the, oh so, unoriginal sub-plot about a cop trying to find the killer of his partner." Yeah, well you're right. Definitely nothing original. However, the way in which Martin and Zahn end up partners is highly unconventional, and very funny stuff. Forget about the rest of the plot, their partnership is what drives National Security.
Action-packed with an excellent pace throughout, National Security will keep you engaged from start to finish. I was laughing all the way through; however, the racists jokes by Martin get old after the first act. If anything diminishes this from being a flawless, carefree comedy/action film, the constant black vs. white humor would do it. Otherwise, great movie for a cold, lazy Friday night.
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