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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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... Paul Blart
... Veck Simms
... Amy
... Maya
... Mom
... Stuart
... Chief Brooks
... Cmdr. James Kent
... Sergeant Howard
... Leon
... Pahud
... Vijay
... Karaoke Singer
... Jerky Security Guy
... Rudolph
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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

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

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Family

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

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16 January 2009 (USA)  »

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Mall Cop  »

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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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WILHELM SCREAM: When Blart subdues his first mall burglars. See more »

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There is no enclosed shopping mall in West Orange, New Jersey. West Orange does have the Essex Green Shopping Plaza, but that is an open air establishment. See more »

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[sees Leon hanging by a rope, being pulled up into the air ducts]
Veck Sims: I wish I had a bat. I would bust you open, see how much candy fell out.
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Almost painful...
11 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

When I saw the trailer for this movie, I was more than anxious to see it. Then I saw another one and it made me see it even more. Then I saw the movie and guess what, all the good scenes were those that I've already seen and nothing more. The idea itself is a very interesting one at very least, but it's the realization is where the movie fails. The story begins to borderline on being boring halfway through, and it all begins to be more than predictable. Once or twice the story takes an engaging turn, but it's really not enough. The funny parts are to be counted on the fingers of one hand, and the ending is -again- so predictable, it hurts. Which is a shame, because the acting is really good, Kevin James is truly shining through and proving that he's a really good actor; again, not nearly enough to salvage the shortcomings of the plot and the lack of jokes. Which is a shame. Movie starts really promising, but the further we go into the movie, the more painful it becomes to watch it. As if the makers gave up on it after shooting the first 30 minutes. I'm giving it 5 stars only because the first half an hour is really decent. And I gotta admire James doing all his stunts. So do yourself a favor. Don't watch the movie. Watch the trailers. That's all you need to see.


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