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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  »

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Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The song "Cop and Three-Fifths", sung by John Mason, is a spoof of this movie's title. The song title refers to the three-fifths compromise. See more »


Shadow visible next to Nick and Devon in boat chase. See more »


[trying to persuade his grandmother to play hooky from work]
Devon: But you're a nurse! You can make up some great disease!
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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 »


Featured in A Cook's Tour: Eating on the Edge of Nowhere (2002) See more »


Written by Robert Hackl
Performed by The Dadz
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For Kids, What A Shocker!
21 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

You people are crackpots, just insane with arrogance. This movie did what it intended. Golden's performance was incredible given his age. Not very funny, but witty and cute. Here's a clue people: Most 8 year olds over-act! And Burt--well, Burt is Burt, not even one dimensional...The only fault I can find is the Hollywood by the numbers script, which is plenty dreadful. That's what Hollywood does. You knew you were getting a kids movie, right?

When I saw this as a kid, I really liked it. So, for me, it did what it was supposed to--capture a child's imagination. Not an adults petulance.

Recommended for kids.

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