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National Security (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 17 January 2003 (USA)
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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Seguran├ža Nacional  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,813,517, 19 January 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,764,982, 2 March 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,670,324, 7 November 2003
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More than four hundred thousand bottles of soft drinks and beer were used as background scenery, during the shoot-out in the warehouse. See more »

Goofs

When Hank types the VIN of the van into the computer in the cop car, it says that the van is blue, when it's actually white. See more »

Quotes

Hank Rafferty: I had a partner! I would have taken a bullet for him! You I'm having a hard time not shooting!
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References Men in Black (1997) See more »

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Good movie to watch, quite humorous
8 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

The movie's plot line is pretty funny and the action and comedy are good - not laugh out loud good but more like humorous :) I do think that you can watch it more than once. Steve Zahn and martin Lawrence do portray a good but unstable team in the film but thats all part of the humour. Personally I love most action comedies due to the fact that they are uplifting... Honestly though, this is a great comedy and the acting does seem cheap but in a way it does fit in with the whole comedy genre so there are'nt any major problems. Anyway, thanks for reading my review and if you watch the movie.. enjoy it and grab a bowl of popcorn!


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