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Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

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When a shopping mall is taken over by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to a mild-mannered security guard to save the day.

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Paul Blart is a mild-mannered man who works as a security guard in a New Jersey mall. For years, he has applied to become a cop, but he always fails the physical exam because he is overweight. One day, a gang of organized criminals put the mall under siege and take hostages. Blart becomes trapped inside, and because of his sense of duty, refuses to leave. He thus becomes the police department's eyes on the inside and attempts to stop the criminals on his own. Written by J. Rieper

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Safety Never Takes A Holiday. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Family

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Rated PG for some violence, mild crude and suggestive humor, and language | See all certifications »

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16 January 2009 (USA)  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,832,636 (USA) (16 January 2009)

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$20,819,129 (USA) (17 July 2015)
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During filming, the film crew would allow Kevin James's wife Steffiana De La Cruz and two kids to go shopping around the Burlington Mall (film location in Massachusetts), while he would continue to finish filming his scenes. See more »

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Paul Blart is playing the guitar and microphone for Rock Band in an arcade. While the microphone can be used as a tambourine or cowbell, the television screen shows somebody is tapping the microphone, but nobody is near the microphone. See more »

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Paul Blart: Safety never takes a holiday.
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Referenced in 21 Jump Street (2012) See more »

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Good, Light-hearted Comedy
21 January 2009 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

I wasn't too sure about this movie when I saw the trailers. It looked like it might be a total waste of time, along the lines of "Delta Farce" or "Meet the Spartans". However, after reading some of the reviews, and being a fan of "King of Queens", I decided to check it out and was pleasantly surprised to have enjoyed it. The casting was excellent, the screenplay was very good, and Kevin James fit the bill perfectly. I can't imagine anyone other than him playing the role of Paul Blart, Mall Cop.

Paul Blart is an overweight, hypo-glycemic (prone to fainting spells), shopping mall security guard who lives with him Mom and teenage daughter somewhere in North Jersey. Paul aspires to be a NJ State Police officer but cannot pass the required physical, and thus is consigned to his present job at a West Orange, NJ shopping mall. While Paul is on duty, a group of armed robbers attempt to steal the credit card receipts. The remainder of the film is Paul doing battle with this group of robbers. This sounds more serious than it is. Rest assured, it's a fun comedy with many funny gags / bits.

I'd recommend this movie to anyone who liked "King of Queens" or has an affinity for light-hearted comedies.


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