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
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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 »
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 »
I nabbed the purse snatcher.
[Devon is holding onto a man's leg]
My wife forgot her purse. I was trying to catch her before she got on the bus!
You're not a purse snatcher?
No. I'm calling the cops.
I am a police officer.
Great. What are you gonna do about this?
[looking at Devon]
This? I'm gonna kill this.
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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 »
UK versions are censored to obtain a PG rating, removing a headbutt and the line "... cut off his testicles." See more »
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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