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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The film came under fire from the media and parenting groups over the scene where Norman Golden II is dunked headfirst into the toilet and flushed by two bullies. Many thought the scene was in poor taste given Golden's African/American heritage. Burt Reynolds, the film's star, was quizzed over the scene and its apparent controversy. Reynolds said unlike his other films, where he was involved as a producer or director, he was simply the hired hand on this film and had no control over the script. See more »

Goofs

After Nick and Devon leave the biker bar, Nick is seen with a bloody mouth. In the next camera shot, the blood is gone and he is fine. See more »

Quotes

Devon: [to Nick] I nabbed the purse snatcher.
[Devon is holding onto a man's leg]
Purse Thief: My wife forgot her purse. I was trying to catch her before she got on the bus!
Devon: You're not a purse snatcher?
Purse Thief: No. I'm calling the cops.
Nick: I am a police officer.
Purse Thief: Great. What are you gonna do about this?
Nick: [looking at Devon] This? I'm gonna kill this.
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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

Francine
Written by Robert Hackl
Performed by The Dadz
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As bad as you think it is
31 May 1999 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Until he died, Gene Siskel kept making fun of Roger Ebert for giving this movie a positive review. That's certainly more funny than anything in this movie! A short but to the point review: UNFUNNY! Not one laugh! Yes, Reynolds needed the money, but surely he could have found something of better quality - couldn't he? Cliched, blandly directed, sweet to the point of giving diabetes! UGH!


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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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