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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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 Earl and Hank escape from the impound lot the police car lands and the hub caps fall off. Later in the scene the hub caps reappear. See more »

Quotes

Earl: This isn't the first time I was arrested for DWB.
Detective Frank McDuff: DWB?
Earl: Driving While Black.
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Alternate Versions

DVD has alternate ending. See more »

Connections

References Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »

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National Funny or not???
7 February 2003 | by BlaZe_StarterSee all my reviews

I just saw this movie, and although Martin Lawrence has his good points, I don't think it was one of his best. He could of been much funnier, however there were parts that you couldn't help but laugh. A lot of urban comedy in this movie. Not a lot of packed seats for this movie. Steve Zahn was a little bit funnier than Lawrence at times, and definitely made a good partner in crime for Lawrence. Overall I'd give this movie 5 stars (based on 10).


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