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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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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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$48,626,380 (USA) (17 January 2014)

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$134,141,530 (USA) (11 April 2014)
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Trivia

While James' car is an unmarked police car, throughout the film, James never turns on any siren or lights (however Ben attempts to). See more »

Goofs

In the opening chase scene, the BMW's fuel door is open after the PIT maneuver, then closed when the car flips, and then open again when the car lands. See more »

Quotes

[Criminals break into a stripper club]
Ben Barber: Man, you got to be kidding me! You gonna pull out a gun, when you're looking at this?
[points at a well-endowed stripper]
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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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Sube Me Lo
Written by Bobby Bishop, Chantha Luk, Ildefonso Silva, Efrain Lopez, Jorge Almodovar
Performed by DJ Morphiziz
Courtesy of Beatmart Records/Position Music
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Lightly amusing comedy, I guess
7 September 2015 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

The idea of doing a comic take on the serious drama "Training Day" may sound strange at first, but they say there are no bad ideas, just bad execution of ideas. While "Ride Along" isn't a bad comedy, at its best it is just mildly amusing. I think a big reason why it isn't funnier than it is is due to the screenplay being very predictable. Once you know the premise of the movie, you can pretty much predict what is going to happen some time before it actually does. The screenplay (written by FOUR screenwriters!) should have been wilder in both its humor and with the plot. But as I said, there are still some amusing moments here and there. What really does keep the movie afloat are the performances by the two leads, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. They both give very appealing performances and show that they are up to the challenge of whatever the screenplay and direction could throw at them. It's a pity, though, that they weren't given much material that was more biting in nature.


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