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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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Matt Yuen (as Matthew Yuan)
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Cuidado con el guardia  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

CAD 856,057 (Canada) (12 April 2009)

Gross:

$23,993,605 (USA) (12 June 2009)
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Trivia

Nell (Collette Wolfe), the girl at the coffee shop, is the real-life wife of Writer and Director Jody Hill. They married the same year the movie came out. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where Rogan is accusing the Indian mall worker of being the streaker as he massages lotion into a high school chick, you notice as they are going back and forth saying "f*** you" there is a woman pushing a stroller in the right background by the kiosk who disappears and reappears while they are cursing at each other. See more »

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Saddamn: Why the fuck would I want to blow up the Chick-fil-A? It's fucking delicious!
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Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Super and The Watchman (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Lightsabre C**ksucking Blues
Written by Jonathan Chapple, Andrew Falkons and Matthew Harding
Performed by McLusky
Courtesy of Too Pure 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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