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Cop & ½ (1993)

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un flic et demi See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$31,888,805

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,689,691
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second and final film directed by Henry Winkler. See more »

Goofs

The police hear Devon's information even after the phone line is yanked out in the warehouse. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Boyle: Leaving him alone again I see.
Rachel: Sticking your sweet face in everybody's business again I see.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Critic: Sherman of Arabia (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Francine
Written by Robert Hackl
Performed by The Dadz
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Okay, True You Have To Not Only Suspend Belief, But You Have To KILL It, But This Doesn't Deserve A 2.8/10 Rating!
23 May 2007 | by ElswetSee all my reviews

It doesn't rate MUCH higher than that, but Norman D. Golden II is so preciously precocious as to wax reminiscent of Shirley Temple's early performances.

Burt is great here, though his character is quite irascible and curmudgeonly, but he plays those parts very well. This film features some decent action, a story and plot line which is quite cliché, and some good elemental twists, which balance out the many clichés throughout.

It was muddled in that you had to suspend belief to an extreme level in order to embrace the work, but once done, there is a lot of heart and entertainment to be had. I'm not saying this is "great" or even "compelling," but I did derive some level of enjoyment from Norman D. Golden II's performance.

It rates a 5.2/10 from...

the Fiend :.


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