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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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Rock out with your Glock out


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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first film by Kevin Smith not to have been produced by Scott Mosier. Mosier opted out because he had his own project he wanted to direct. See more »


When Jimmy starts laughing at Tommy after he says he's a minor, his arms are crossed. In the next shot, his arms are by his side. 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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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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