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Cop Out (2010)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  26 February 2010 (USA)
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A comedy about a veteran NYPD cop whose rare baseball card is stolen. Since it's his only hope to pay for his daughter's upcoming wedding, he recruits his partner to track down the thief, a memorabilia-obsessed gangster.


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After a clumsy operation trying to capture a drug dealer, the N.Y.P.D Detectives Jimmy Monroe and Paul Hodges are suspended for one month by their Captain Romans. Jimmy decides to sell his rare baseball card to pay for his daughter's expensive wedding while his jealous partner believes that his wife is cheating on him with their next-door neighbor. When Jimmy sells his card to a memorabilia store, the place is burgled by two small-time thieves and the detective loses his card. They track down the thieves. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references, violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 February 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Couple of Cops  »

Box Office


$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,211,126 (USA) (26 February 2010)


£64,935 (UK) (21 May 2010)

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Bruce Willis supposedly threatened to punch Kevin Smith during a break from shooting a scene in a hotel room, then denied it when Smith called him on it. See more »


In the scene after they arrest Dave ('Sean William Scott'), and are driving in the car, Paul ('Tracy Morgan') can be seen talking on a Blackberry Pearl. In the first part the phone can be seen held correctly. When the camera switches to a view from over his shoulder. The phone is being held upside down. See more »


[first lines]
Paul Hodges: You know what today represents? Nine Jim. Nine years me and you been together. *Nine* we been main shit stains. I know some dogs that don't even live to be nine. You're lucky if you get seven years out of a Great Dane. But me and you been puttin' it together for nine...
[whips out a card]
Paul Hodges: Happy anniversary Jim.
Jimmy Monroe: I don't celebrate anniversaries.
Paul Hodges: Jim, open it up. I wanna see the expression on your face.
Jimmy Monroe: You wanna see the expression on my face? The expression you're gonna see on my face...
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References The Untouchables (1987) See more »


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Written by Harold Faltermeyer and Franne Golde
Performed by Stephanie Mills
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this is a satire of buddy-cop films
10 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There's a sad truth that the closer you get to satire the less people will get the joke. Reading the reviews on here it's horribly painful that too many people took this seriously. This is supposed to be a satire on the comedy buddy cop scenario! Willis doesn't do too much comedy, painfully aware how much of a Hollywood audience is going to be too slow to get the jokes. This is a decent Willis comedy role as per Moonlighting. It's not a great film. It's an interesting curio in the careers of K Smith and B Willis. At times laugh out loud funny. More often than not, a bit odd. Do yourselves a favour and stream a Stewart Lee routine ask yourself what really makes comedy?

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