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Observe and Report (2009)

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Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective is recruited to close the case.

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Ronnie Barnhardt lives with his alcoholic mother. He's chief security guard at Forest Ridge Mall, where he's in love with Brandi, a cosmetic sales clerk, and gets a free coffee each day from Nell, a cheery clerk in the food court. A flasher haunts the mall's parking lot, and at night, thefts occur. Ronnie is intent on catching the criminals but has no investigative skills, is delusional about his abilities, and makes mad accusations. His bête noire is Detective Harrison, the city cop sent to investigate. Ronnie thinks he could be an officer, thinks he stands a chance with Brandi, and slowly loses his self control. Will reality set in? What about redemption? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Right now, the world needs a hero.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive language, graphic nudity, drug use, sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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10 April 2009 (USA)  »

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Cuidado con el guardia  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,017,334 (USA) (10 April 2009)

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$23,993,605 (USA) (12 June 2009)
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Warner Bros. was concerned about the dark subject matter and demanded the production team come up with a "lighter, softer" version of the film. It wasn't until test audiences gave the edited version poorer test scores than the original version that Warner Bros. let them release the film in its original form. See more »

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When Ronnie is alerting Brandi and her coworker about the pervert on the loose, Brandi's lip color switches from a light pink to dark brown shade several times throughout the scene. See more »

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Brandi: It's like my mom always said: you can polish a turd, but it's still a piece of shit.
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Referenced in Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013) See more »

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Over Under Sideways Down
Written by Chris Dreja, Keith Relf, Jeff Beck, Jim McCarty (as James McCarty) and Paul Samwell-Smith
Performed by The Yardbirds
Courtesy of Wadecircle Ltd.
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Simple movie with a simple storyline. A one time watch and Decent
18 January 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This a simple story about a character who is self obsessed and arrogant. This is a movie about mall life and revolves around the mall's head of security. The story will seem a lot of cliché but the ending is not. Not to be expected too much of the movie but not too disappointing also. The central character has the bad habit of saying all out as he thinks in mind which annoyed all the people. last but not the least It does have a background teaching for the viewers about how you should keep pursuing your dreams. It surely is a one time watch (without a lot of expectations).

Story: 5/10 Direction: 6/10 Acting/Actors/Characters: 6/10 Cinematography: 6/10 Structure and Impact: 7/10


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