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Ride Along (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 17 January 2014 (USA)
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Security guard Ben must prove himself to his girlfriend's brother, top police officer James. He rides along James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta.

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Omar
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Marko
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Crazy Cody
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Ramon
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Runflat
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Morris the Kid (as Benjamin 'Lil P-Nut' Flores)
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Cafeteria Lady
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Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way. Written by kcquail

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Propose to this cop's sister? Rookie mistake.


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, sexual content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,237,000, 19 January 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$134,938,200

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$153,997,819
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Trivia

Second film to star John Leguizamo and Laurence Fishburne. The first being Assault on Precinct 13 (2005). See more »

Goofs

The Dodge's headlights are initial tinted black and then later on they are clear. See more »

Quotes

Ben Barber: I got him to talk though, didn't I?
James Payton: Yeah, you got a very interesting interrogation voice. Nice and screechy.
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Crazy Credits

There's a scene halfway through the end credits: During a barbecue, James tries to stop Ben from turning on the grill (to avoid what happened the last time). See more »

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Referenced in Uncle Buck: Ride Along (2016) See more »

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Pocket Full
Written by Emmanuel Duncan, Kofi Sabah
Performed by Envy
Courtesy of Press Play, Ent.
By arrangement with Fine Gold Music LLC
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Painful the first time
3 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

I like Jason Mantzoukas work and it is a shame to him involved in this. I can't blame him for getting a check. At its best, Ride Along is tolerable. Ride Along was only watchable due to the fact that I've enjoyed these actors in other movies. Kevin Hart is the sole actor to bring any humor out of the script, but given the flat performance of Ice Cube, Lawrence Fishburne and the rest of the cast, I just can't say that Hart's part is enough reason to watch. Also, plot points are often introduced to soon be abandoned for the next minor plot point.Ride Along tries to be a comic version of "Training Day," only there's nothing in it as funny as Denzel razzing Ethan. There's nothing much funny in it at all. At its worst, it borders on insulting. A collection of moldy gags that director Tim Story tries to polish.


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