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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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This January, a buddy comedy without the buddies. See more »


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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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Box Office

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$16,813,517 (USA) (17 January 2003)

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$35,764,982 (USA) (28 February 2003)
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Trivia

Steve Zahn shaved his hairline at the front to make his haircut look more square and authoritive. See more »

Goofs

The front windshield of the car is shot out. In the next scene it is in perfect condition. See more »

Quotes

Hank: Do you actually believe the crap that comes out of your mouth?
Earl: I'm not really sure until I'm finished talkin'.
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References Men in Black (1997) See more »

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great comedy
10 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Martin Lawrence was absolutely funny in this movie,, he had so many great one liners I couldn't stop laughing the entire movie,, yeah the buddy cop genre has pretty much worn out it's welcome in the last 20 years. but this one is refreshing. Steve Zahn who I never heard of was also funny at times.. the main story of the movie is that our main character arrests a man and turns out he wasn't even guilty,, together they are thrown together to go up against some bad guys , and have a lot of fun in doing so.. yes there are some aspects that are played out over and over again, but for the most part, there are some interesting thiings going on in the movie that I haven't seen that much of before,, I f you're looking for a comedy that will make you laugh all of the way thru the movie, then this is for you.


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