Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) Poster


Two of Kevin James' real-life family members are seen in this film: the karaoke singer is his older brother Gary Valentine, and the woman with two children who Paul helps is his wife Steffiana De La Cruz.
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According to an interview with Jay Leno, Kevin James did all of his own stunts.
The first movie ever released in the month of January to gross over $100 million during its initial release.
Jason Ellis, the bald, tattooed skate boarder, has a radio show on the Siruius XM station Faction and had a spot in the mall where he could continue to do his show while the movie was being made.
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.
By the time this movie was released in American theaters, there were no longer any Sharper Image retail stores.
The first film of 2009 to gross over $100 million at the box office.
Gary Valentine is featured as the singer at the karaoke bar, a reference to Comedy Central Presents: Gary Valentine (2001) where he gets the audience clapping on beat to start the show and approaches the microphone, only to punchline it with, "Man, I wish I could sing. This would be the perfect time!"
WILHELM SCREAM: When Blart subdues his first mall burglars.
Producers originally wanted to film the movie at the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, New Jersey, but Willowbrook's owner General Growth Properties said no. The movie was instead filmed at the Burlington Mall in Massachusetts.
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Veck's crew are named after Santa's Reindeer.
Of the movies from Happy Madison Productions that Adam Sandler produces without also acting, this is the most successful and the only one without Sandler on screen to reach over $100 million.
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Jackie Sandler: The cashier in Victoria's Secret shop is producer Adam Sandler's wife.


The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

The road where Blart chases Veck in the minivan towards "McGuire Airfield" (apparently corresponding to McGuire AFB in New Jersey), is actually the road toward Hanscom Airfield, adjacent to Hanscom AFB, in Massachusetts.

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