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Two mismatched security guards are thrown together to bust a smuggling operation.

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Storyline

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

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Rated PG-13 for violence, language and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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17 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Segurança Nacional  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$319,131 (Australia) (9 May 2003)

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$901,698 (South Africa) (30 May 2003)
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DVD has alternate ending. See more »

Goofs

When Hank is let out of the hole, he punched the guard. A prisoner never has the chance to attack guards while in the hole because they are cuffed while still in the cell, also there is always at least two guards for escort not one. See more »

Quotes

[Hank is mad at Earl]
Hank: You got something in your teeth.
Earl: Where, here or here?
[Hank punches Earl]
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Overtly racist and self defeating
16 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i personally didn't find this movie particularly funny... really its just a horrible sequence of stereotypes about how the poor black man is always the victim and at the same time how playing the victim is racist in and of itself.

im not really sure what else to say about it... its a movie... it tries to be funny i guess... martin lawrence is sometimes funny, but in this movie i just found its constant crying about how black people are poorly treated and how white people are just evil slave masters constantly trying to get the black man down tiresome...

So if feeling sorry about your race and putting the blame on everyone else is your kind of humor im sure you would really like this movie... personally i just find it racist all around... and people should really stop trying to single themselves out for what color they are, if you really have a problem with racism maybe you should take a good long look at yourself in the mirror, things like this really only do more harm than good...

But hey thats just my 2 cents.... 2/10


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