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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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1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

When Reynolds jerks open the door of his apartment to let the grandmother leave, he breaks the chain. After a bit of dialog from the kid, he shuts the door and latches it with the (now unbroken) chain. See more »

Quotes

Devon: Haven't you ever heard about secondary smoke?
Nick: Haven't you ever heard about minding your own business?
Devon: At this very moment, the pink delicate tissues of my still-forming lungs may be shriveling into green chunks of mucus struggling for their last gasp of poison brown air.
Nick: [throws his cigar out the window] Happy?
Devon: Now you're littering.
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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

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: I Spit on Your Grave: Part 1 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Movin' Much Too Fast
Written by Curtis Griffin
Performed by The Men of Note
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That's a Movie To Go Down in History !
30 May 2008 | by elshikh4See all my reviews

..As the worst Cop Comedy not in the 1990s, but in the history of Film! (Norman D. Golden II) is the most awful kid ever appeared in an American or even non-American movie. Didn't anybody of the movie's crew; including the casting's team, the director, and the producer, observe that (Golden) is unbearably silly, non-charismatic, and can't act?!! One pessimistic friend of mine always used to say: "When it's a failure, then it's a whole failure". Although I must disagree with him about this as an eternal rule, but noticing how the script, the action, (Burt Reynolds), and (Burt Reynolds)'s toupee, looked--I definitely wouldn't in this very case! In the final analysis, I felt that it's not harmful; it's just pathetically poor. P.S: According to Roger Ebert's "praising" review about this movie, I think that it was the only movie he ever reviewed without watching!


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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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