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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.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nick McKenna
... Devon Butler
... Rachel
... Captain Rubio
... Vinnie Fountain
Sammy Hernandez ... Raymond Sanchez
... Chu
... Quintero
... Waldo
... Rudy
Ralph Wilcox ... Det. Matt McPhail
Tom Kouchalakos ... Det. Jenkins
Carmine Genovese ... Rio
... McNally (as Sean Evan O'Neal)
... Boy in Bathroom


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


Comedy | Crime | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

2 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un flic et demi  »


Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was Burt Reynolds's first big theatrical movie since about 1989-1990, a gap of about three or four years. He had done a small part in The Player (1992). During the intervening years, Reynolds had been appearing in television, in the series Out of This World (1987) and B.L. Stryker (1989). This film however was not considered his "comeback" movie, that film would be Striptease (1996) made about three years later. That movie gained more public attention, because of the type of movie it was and Reynold's character whereas this movie was a children's film, a parody of the cop buddy movie. See more »


In the beginning when Devon and Sanchez are following Nick McKenna while he is chasing Quintero by car, Nick uses his car door to slam Quintero to the ground. Quintero leaves a big dent on the door which is visible when Nick opens the door and gets out. In the following shot when Nick enters the car again the dent is gone. See more »


Nick: [talking to the Person dressed in a blue costume] Is your name Bobo?
Bobo #1 Artist: ...in blue!
Nick: C'mon, I don't think this is the Guy...
Devon: I didn't know Art can be so dangerous!
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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 »


Spoofs 48 Hrs. (1982) See more »


Nothin' My Love Can't Fix
Written by Joey Lawrence (as Joey Lawrence), Alexandra Forbes and Eric Beall
Performed by Joey Lawrence (as Joey Lawrence)
Courtesy of Impact Records
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Put yourself in the shoes of a child
9 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

This is one of my childhood favorites! Yes, the plot is pathetic and unbelievable. Yes, the boy is no Dakota Fanning. But Cop and a Half is a very enjoyable movie for people between the ages of 4 and 10. I mean, this movie wasn't marketed towards art school graduate students. The situations are very light-hearted and the jokes corny enough for the young age demographic.

This is also a good movie if you enjoy making fun of B-movies (especially with your friends... and beer). There are numerous plot holes and the man-boy love undertones are hilariously disturbing.

Do not watch Cop and a Half if you are a cantankerous old geezer!

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