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Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

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When a shopping mall is taken over by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to a mild-mannered security guard to save the day.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Paul Blart
... Veck Simms
... Amy
... Maya
... Mom
... Stuart
... Chief Brooks
... Cmdr. James Kent
... Sergeant Howard
... Leon
... Pahud
... Vijay
... Karaoke Singer
... Jerky Security Guy
... Rudolph


Paul Blart is a mild-mannered man who works as a security guard in a New Jersey mall. For years, he has applied to become a cop, but he always fails the physical exam because he is overweight. One day, a gang of organized criminals put the mall under siege and take hostages. Blart becomes trapped inside, and because of his sense of duty, refuses to leave. He thus becomes the police department's eyes on the inside and attempts to stop the criminals on his own. Written by J. Rieper

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Safety Never Takes A Holiday. See more »


Action | Comedy | Crime | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some violence, mild crude and suggestive humor, and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site | Sony



Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mall Cop  »


Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,832,636, 18 January 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,819,129, 17 July 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$183,293,131, 25 May 2009
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


By the time this movie was released in American theaters, there were no longer any Sharper Image retail stores. See more »


In the Mall fight scenes, Paul's shirt goes from tucked in to tucked out and back again several times. See more »


Paul Blart: [after showing a Loch Ness Monster tattoo on his lower back that he got while drunk] Yeah... I don't drink.
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Crazy Credits

Two additional scenes play during the closing credits. See more »


Featured in Shameful Sequels: Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (2017) See more »


Caribbean Sea
Written by John Costello and David Hilker
Performed by John Costello
Courtesy of Wild Whirled Music
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User Reviews

Couldn't be happier with this movie
17 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

For once a film is exactly as advertised. This is Die Hard with Bruce Willis played by an overweight Security Guard.

There was no crude humor, really. At least none that was direct, so its VERY kid friendly.

The story delivers, Kevin James delivers perfectly on Comedic Moments as well as Heart Warming ones.

There is product placement in this movie by Sony, although it is very low key. And to anybody in the Pennsylvania, NJ, Delaware Tri-State area you will feel right at home in this mall, as it is obviously a Simon/Kravco Property given the decor and the usual assortment of Simon Mall Staples such as Legal Seafood ( whatever their name means. Still not sure I'd eat there.)

Until this film I do not believe I've seen James in anything where I don't think its an extended episode of King of Queens. In this film he was pure Blart.

Very well done. I may even go back a second time.

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