Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) - Plot Summary Poster

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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
  • Paul Blart is a middle aged father and mall cop dealing with obesity. He hasn't dated since his failed marriage and for many times, Paul has failed becoming a police officer. But, in order to save Amy, his "crush", and the mall from a group of criminals looking to steal money, Paul Blart will do the impossible!

  • Aspiring police officer Paul Blart is a single father who lives in New Jersey with his mother Margaret and his teenage daughter Maya. Even though Paul is a dedicated police cadet, unfortunately, his medical condition prevents him from passing the exams, so in order to be close to his dream, he joins the staff of the West Orange Pavilion Mall as a security guard. Enthusiastic and overzealous, Paul patrols the Mall's premises always willing to help, keeping things in order while riding his motorised electric vehicle. Unexpectedly, the opening of a new kiosk will bring Paul close to Amy, a beautiful, young seller who will eventually steal the guard's heart. When on a Black Friday, a bank heist inside the Mall threatens the life of Paul's beloved Amy, as well as the lives of other hostages, for once, he will have to put into action his police training, overlook his weaknesses and defend effectively his Mall. Will Paul save the day and finally get the girl?

    - Written by Nick Riganas
  • A single, albeit overweight, parent, Paul Blart lives a middle-classed lifestyle with his daughter, Maya, in New Jersey. After being mocked at in school, and having been unsuccessful to get employment with the local police services, he gets hired at a Mall as a security guard. He is attracted to a mall employee, Amy, but his attempts to woo her are foiled by a pen salesman. His continuing efforts to date Amy are hilarious as he must first adapt himself to cell phones and text messaging, which he attempts to do with his pal, Vijay's daughter's cell-phone. Things get complicated after he is instructed to train a new security guard - who has an agenda of his own - that will end up changing Paul's life forever.

    - Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)
  • 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.

    - Written by IMDb editor


Paul Blart (Kevin James) is a mild-mannered, occasionally-square, overweight security guard who works at patrol in a shopping mall called the West Orange Pavilion Mall located in the township of West Orange...

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