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Cop & ½ (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Family | 2 April 1993 (USA)
After witnessing a murder, a young boy named Devon refuses to testify unless he is given the chance to be a policeman.

Director:

Henry Winkler

Writer:

Arne Olsen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Nick McKenna
Norman D. Golden II ... Devon Butler
Ruby Dee ... Rachel
Holland Taylor ... Captain Rubio
Ray Sharkey ... Vinnie Fountain
Sammy Hernandez Sammy Hernandez ... Raymond Sanchez
Frank Sivero ... Chu
Rocky Giordani ... Quintero
Marc Macaulay ... Waldo
Tom McCleister ... Rudy
Ralph Wilcox Ralph Wilcox ... Det. Matt McPhail
Tom Kouchalakos Tom Kouchalakos ... Det. Jenkins
Carmine Genovese Carmine Genovese ... Rio
Sean O'Neal ... McNally (as Sean Evan O'Neal)
Max Winkler ... Boy in Bathroom
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Storyline

Devon Butler is an eight-year old who dreams of being a cop. He watches police TV shows, knows police procedures, and plays cops and robbers with his friend Ray. One day, while snooping around in a warehouse, he witnesses a murder. He goes to the police, who want the information, but won't get it until they make Devon a cop. The police then team him with veteran cop (and child hater) Nick McKenna, and the two team up in comic series of events to find the killer. Written by Stephen Currence <billyc@erols.com>

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Taglines:

One kid's fantasy. One cop's nightmare.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language, violence and drug references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kurt Russell and Jim Belushi turned down the role of Det. Nick McKenna. See more »

Goofs

Numerous times when Nick is protecting Devon from the gangsters in his biker outfit, his rear end can be briefly shown when he falls or bends down. When Devon and Nick land and hide in the boat, after the gangsters leave, they emerge and mere seconds before the shot changes to Nick sitting in front of the boat, his rear end is visibly shown (to which Devon appears to be glancing at). See more »

Quotes

Dispatcher: What's your 10-20, McKenna?
Nick: We're perpendicular.
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Crazy Credits

Though it's tacked on before the credits instead of after, there's an extra scene in which a sickly Chu is still seen laying on the hood of the bad guys' getaway boat still running in the ocean. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK versions are censored to obtain a PG rating, removing a headbutt and the line "... cut off his testicles." See more »

Connections

References Hill Street Blues (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Movin' Much Too Fast
Written by Curtis Griffin
Performed by The Men of Note
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For Kids, What A Shocker!
21 December 2007 | by jeffronthiSee all my reviews

You people are crackpots, just insane with arrogance. This movie did what it intended. Golden's performance was incredible given his age. Not very funny, but witty and cute. Here's a clue people: Most 8 year olds over-act! And Burt--well, Burt is Burt, not even one dimensional...The only fault I can find is the Hollywood by the numbers script, which is plenty dreadful. That's what Hollywood does. You knew you were getting a kids movie, right?

When I saw this as a kid, I really liked it. So, for me, it did what it was supposed to--capture a child's imagination. Not an adults petulance.

Recommended for kids.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cop & ½ See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,027,285, 4 April 1993

Gross USA:

$31,889,691

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,689,691
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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