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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 »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un flic et demi See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$31,888,805

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,689,691
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lee Ross was considered for the lead part of the boy Devon Butler which eventually went to Norman D. Golden II. See more »

Goofs

During the scene with Burt Reynolds (in a car) chasing a henchman (on foot) Burt drives through multiple fences and backyards. Just as Burt's hitting the last fence, he shouts "End of the line!" Immediately after that, in a side shot of the car, you can see a crew member bracing himself with his arm on the back of the driver's seat. See more »

Quotes

[Devon shoots his pants with water gun, shocked]
Mr. Perm: What are you doing?
Devon: Oh, no! I thought you were on fire.
[runs in the halls]
Mr. Perm: We're not finished, Mr. Butler. You're lucky, I got a class.
Devon: Damn civilians.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Free-For-All
Written by Robert Hackl
Performed by The Dadz
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Put yourself in the shoes of a child
9 February 2008 | by ngox0077See 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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