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National Security (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 17 January 2003 (USA)
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Two mismatched security guards are thrown together to bust a smuggling operation.

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Dennis Dugan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Lawrence ... Earl Montgomery
Steve Zahn ... Hank Rafferty
Colm Feore ... Detective Frank McDuff
Bill Duke ... Lieutenant Washington
Eric Roberts ... Nash
Timothy Busfield ... Charlie Reed
Robinne Lee ... Denise
Matt McCoy ... Robert Barton
Brett Cullen ... Heston
Cleo King ... Woman in Car
Gerry Del Sol ... Booking Clerk
Ken Lerner ... Hank's Lawyer
Mari Morrow ... Lola
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Billy Narthax
Joe Flaherty ... Owen Fergus
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Storyline

Earl and Hank have only one thing in common: they're both L.A.P.D. rejects. One just got kicked out, the other can't even get in. After confronting each other on opposite sides of the law during a traffic stop that escalates out of control, these two luckless individuals end up partnered as lowly security guards. Despite being damned to the lowest rung of the law enforcement ladder, Earl and Hank uncover a sophisticated smuggling operation led by Nash and his band of thugs. When Earl and Hank get their hands on some hot property, they go on the run from, first the bad guys, then the L.A.P.D.--led by Lt. Washington and Detective McDuff. What these two unlikely partners do to law enforcement is a crime, but they just might save the day. That is, if they don't kill each other first. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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This January, a buddy comedy without the buddies. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, language and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Segurança Nacional See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,813,517, 19 January 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,764,982, 2 March 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,670,324, 7 November 2003
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Earl's automatic pistol, "Earl, Jr.", is a Glock 17 converted to fire fully-automatic. Glock 18Cs, as it was meant to portray, have a rate-of-fire selector switch on the slide. See more »

Goofs

Earl and Hank wear Hawaiian shirts in one scene. Earl's shirts is alternatively tucked in then left out. See more »

Quotes

Earl: [after firing two shots an an old lady's car, making it skid to a halt] Ma'am, you may now, reprocure, your vehicle.
[the car instantly explodes]
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Alternate Versions

DVD has alternate ending. See more »

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Referenced in Decker: Sonrise (2017) See more »

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I know this sounds weird, but I was offended as a white person
30 September 2004 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

All Martin Lawerence does is complain about white people in the film. Just giving them the back hand. I was honestly offended. We had to watch this in our communications class. Seeing how stereotypes are. The teacher said "And we laugh at what some consider offensive". Duh! I mean I've heard the white jokes before, don't get me wrong. Sometimes they're funny. Like Chris Tucker. He has fun with it. But he doesn't' go overboard with it. Martin Lawerence does on the other hand. The movie is OK. But I wouldn't watch it again. It is a total rip off of Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, and Rush Hour. Stay away if you loved those films.

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