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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

More than four hundred thousand bottles of soft drinks and beer were used as background scenery, during the shoot-out in the warehouse. See more »

Goofs

When the police car slams through the billboard and comes crashing to the ground, the rim falls off of the police car. Then when it is shown later on, the rim is back on the car. See more »

Quotes

Hank: This is a beer keg. It doesn't make any sense.
Earl: It makes sense when you put together the pieces.
Hank: What pieces?
Earl: It's obvious. The CIA, they're smuggling alcohol into the inner city in an effort to further subjugate the black man.
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References Jerry Springer (1991) See more »

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steve rules!
29 September 2003 | by cherryplopsSee all my reviews

why is it martin lawrance always has to do black and white jokes in all of his films? brother this and brother that. frankly, im getting sick of it. also why isnt steve zahn on the cover of the dvd? finally i think steve is an under-rated actor. he rocks!


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