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Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  16 January 2009 (USA)
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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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Now, Help Is On The Way. Until Then, There's Paul Blart. See more »


Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mall Cop  »

Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$20,819,129 (USA) (17 July 2015)

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According to an interview with Jay Leno, Kevin James did all of his own stunts. See more »


Eascare Ambulance, seen at the end, is a company in Boston who mainly do inter-facility transfer. They are not in New Jersey. See more »


[from trailer]
Paul Blart: [talking to himself] What are you trained to do? Nothing...
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What is wrong with you, America?
24 June 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Seriously, this was the worst movie I've seen in years.

I didn't laugh once.

I shook my head a lot and asked myself over and over again, "This was the number one movie in America the week it came out? What is wrong with the USA?!"

Truly, the film is *horrible*. It is start to end horrible.

Seriously, if the best thing about your movie is music by Survivor, what does that say about your acting, directing, screenplay?

This film is an embarrassment.

America, you deserve the sequel you'll no doubt get.

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