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Let's Be Cops (2014)

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Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.

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It's the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they're not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Fake Cops. Real Trouble.

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language including sexual references, some graphic nudity, violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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13 August 2014 (USA)  »

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Untitled Luke Greenfield Project  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,813,722 (USA) (15 August 2014)

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$82,390,774 (USA)
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Trivia

"Let's Be Cops" had the misfortune to be released just days after the shooting of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, an event that sparked national protests against law enforcement abuses. See more »

Goofs

The analog-only radio scanner (Uniden BCT15X) used in the main characters' fake cop car is incapable of receiving the LAPD's digital frequencies. See more »

Quotes

Justin: I look like somebody hit me in the face with Lil Wayne.
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Crazy Credits

Another montage of Ryan and Justin posing as cops is shown during the end credits. See more »


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Harpsichord Jig
Written by Laurence Joyce and John Leach
Courtesy of de Wolfe LTD
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Popo
30 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ryan and Justin, both are at a point in life when nothing seems to be working. Ryan is a former college football star and seems he can't get a break in Hollywood. Justin is a video game designer and can't get his cop game off the ground. One day on their way to a costume party, they discover that dressing like cops give them the respect and attention they crave. This leads to a path to acting like cops and being part of the LA police force. All is fun in games until they cross a real life gangster and discover that being a cop is not as easy as in the movies. A funny movie and also amazing how Damon Wayans, Jr. looks and acts like his daddy. Funny and a good story, Let's be Cops is a peek inside the police world.


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