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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.

Director:

Steve Carr
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin James ... Paul Blart
Keir O'Donnell ... Veck Simms
Jayma Mays ... Amy
Raini Rodriguez ... Maya
Shirley Knight ... Mom
Stephen Rannazzisi ... Stuart
Peter Gerety ... Chief Brooks
Bobby Cannavale ... Cmdr. James Kent
Adam Ferrara ... Sergeant Howard
Jamal Mixon ... Leon
Adhir Kalyan ... Pahud
Erick Avari ... Vijay
Gary Valentine ... Karaoke Singer
Allen Covert ... Jerky Security Guy
Mike Vallely ... Rudolph
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Storyline

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 has hypogmycemia and tends to pass out when his blood sugar is low. 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

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Taglines:

Now, Help Is On The Way. Until Then, There's Paul Blart. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site | Sony

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mall Cop See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The road where Blart chases Veck in the minivan towards "McGuire Airfield" (apparently corresponding to McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey), is actually the road toward Hanscom Airfield, adjacent to Hanscom Air Force Base, in Massachusetts. See more »

Goofs

When Blart and a bad guy are on the mall roof the speed of the fans behind them drastically changes from one shot to the next, then back again. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Howard: [Chief Brooks has just given Sgt Howard a book of insult comebacks] You and what army?
Chief Brooks: What's wrong with that?
Sergeant Howard: He
[Commander Kent]
Sergeant Howard: *has* an army.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The UK DVD restores some violence but retains some of the cinema cuts. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Spider-Man: Virtual Mortality (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

The Twelve Days of Christmas
(uncredited)
Traditional, arranged by Frederic Austin
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User Reviews

 
Pefect start for 2009
17 January 2009 | by Staymetal8390See all my reviews

After waiting opening night in the freezing cold to see this, I was happily not disappointed in Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Yes, we all know it's not meant for critical acclaim but for pure comical entertainment and it delivers. I'm sure after anyone sees it, they're going to want one of the little vespa vehicles he drives.

Anyway, Kevin James is Paul Blart, an overweight suburban dad wanting to be a cop but instead he's a security guard at a mall. He has a daughter who's mother left him once she got citizenship. Paul has a crush on the new girl at the wig kiosk but of course he's conscience about his weight. Then one day, some organized crooks take over the mall and Blart is unaware. Once the crooks have hostages including Blart's crush and his daughter then he decides to take things into his own hands and save the mall.

At first I was terribly disappointed to see this was PG-13 because I thought it was then going to be a little contrived potty/stupid humor film for kids. Yes some stupid humor was there but in the best way. I think this would be the perfect family or date movie (as it was for me) so take a trip to comical fun.


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