Bending the Rules (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  9 March 2012 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 1,775 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 7 critic

A district attorney is determined to take down a corrupt New Orleans cop.



Watch Trailer
0Check in



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Inside Out I (2011)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A man is released from prison after serving a long time for killing a man who tried to kill his best friend. Once out, he just wants to live a normal life, but his best friend immediately gets him into a new heap of serious troubles.

Director: Artie Mandelberg
Stars: Paul Levesque, Michael Rapaport, Parker Posey
The Reunion II (2011)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Sam and Leo Cleary have grown up hating each other, and neither likes their juvenile delinquent kid brother, Douglas, to whom they've only recently been introduced. The sons share the same ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pavone
Stars: John Cena, Ethan Embry, Amy Smart
12 Rounds 2: Reloaded (Video 2013)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

WWE Wrestler Randy Orton portrays Nick Malloy, an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) who finds himself caught in a deadly 12-round game of cat and mouse with a vigilante tied to the ... See full summary »

Director: Roel Reiné
Stars: Randy Orton, Tom Stevens, Brian Markinson
Knucklehead (2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

After con artist Eddie Sullivan (Feuerstein) incurs a large debt with a local criminal ringleader, he creates a get-rich-quick scheme and enlists a sweet gentle giant named Walter (Wight) ... See full summary »

Director: Michael W. Watkins
Stars: Mark Feuerstein, Melora Hardin, Paul Wight
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A Marine must do whatever it takes to save his kidnapped sister and stop a terrorist attack masterminded by a radical militia group.

Director: Scott Wiper
Stars: Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin, Neal McDonough, Ashley Bell
Legendary (2010)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A book-smart teenager joins his school's wrestling team as a way to reunite his surviving family members, who split apart after the death of his father, a college wrestling legend, 10 years ago.

Director: Mel Damski
Stars: John Cena, Patricia Clarkson, Danny Glover
The Marine 2 (Video 2009)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

While on vacation, a Marine sniper takes on local rebels who have seized control of the hotel where he and his wife, who is now a hostage, have been staying.

Director: Roel Reiné
Stars: Ted DiBiase Jr., Temuera Morrison, Lara Cox
The Marine (2006)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A group of diamond thieves on the run kidnap the wife of a recently discharged marine who goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her.

Director: John Bonito
Stars: John Cena, Kelly Carlson, Robert Patrick
12 Rounds (2009)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Detective Danny Fisher discovers his girlfriend has been kidnapped by a ex-con tied to Fisher's past, and he'll have to successfully complete 12 challenges in order to secure her safe release.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: John Cena, Ashley Scott, Aidan Gillen
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Jake Carter is assigned to protect a "high-value package," a beautiful whistleblower trying to expose a corrupt army defense contractor.

Director: William Kaufman
Stars: Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin, Josh Blacker, Matthew MacCaull
Capitol Punishment (TV Movie 2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The "Personification of Domination" Ezekiel Jackson looks to win his first Intercontinental Championship by dethroning former Corre teammate and current titleholder Wade Barrett.

Stars: Stu Bennett, Reggie Brown, John Cena
Interrogation (2015)
Action | Thriller
Director: Stephen Reynolds
Stars: Julia Benson, Adam Copeland, Erica Carroll


Cast overview, first billed only:
Theo Gold
Nick Blades (as Adam 'Edge' Copeland)
Rosalyn Wohl
Herb Gold
Lena Gold
Meter Man
Kelly Gold
Defense Lawyer
Danny Gil ...
Ed Mackie
Lt. Glass
Margaret Lawhon ...


A district attorney is determined to take down a corrupt New Orleans cop.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and a sexual reference | See all certifications »




Release Date:

9 March 2012 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$4,200,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(original release)

Sound Mix:



See  »

Did You Know?


Car was stated as a 1957, and then later called a 1956. See more »


Going Numb
Written by Justin Michael La Vallee
Performed by Kahlil Feegel
Courtesy of Shotgun Lullabies
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Wickedly funny
28 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First, i'll admit that i am a fan of Edge. From tag team champion to WWE Champion. This is a first that i haven't seen, him in a leading role. His character of Nick Blades is like a blend of Axel Foley (Beverly Hills Cop), Dirty Harry and Martin Riggs (Lethal weapon). He had some good one liners and his mannerisms were just outrageous. Jamie Kennedy is still just as funny. The story wasn't great nor bad but in between. I kinda got lost and confused near the climax, but then i understood what was happening. This is one wickedly funny movie. I highly recommend it for any comedy lover. I my honest opinion, i think Edge should have his own sketch comedy. He's truly a natural and i've seen some comedic relief in him back when he was still competing in the ring. (the days of his feud with Chris Jericho up to his retirement.) Overall, this gets an 8 out of 10.

10 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I liked it AlliedBiscuit
Darn, thought The Edge was in it... pretzelsmakingmethirsty
Discuss Bending the Rules (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: