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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
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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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Trivia

Jackie Sandler: The cashier in Victoria's Secret shop is producer Adam Sandler's wife. See more »

Goofs

When Paul is in American Joe's participating in the nacho eating contest, he grabs a glass with ice in it to pour a drink. After he pours the drink, the "ice" stays on the bottom of the glass, as the cubes were likely made out of glass. See more »

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Veck Sims: It's like my mother always said, if you want something done right, waste them yourself. I'm paraphrasing, but you get the idea.
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Referenced in American Dad!: Big Stan on Campus (2014) See more »

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Written and Performed by Edgar Winter
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Isn't there room in this world anymore for a big,,affable lug?
19 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

This movie is getting a surprising amount of hate and I don't know why. There is very little in the way of violence, even less in the way of sex and even the gross-out jokes are kept way below what is usually the minimum level for comedies lately. The bad guys get around the mall with mountain bikes, skate boards and by utilizing some impressive parkour moves. Clearly this movie was meant for the PG crowd and in that it succeeds. It's a nice clean family comedy that everyone can attend and enjoy. There were lots of families in the theater when I saw this movie and they all seemed to have a pretty good time. They laughed and giggled and there was very little of the bored chatter you hear sometimes at kids/family movies.

I was thinking a little about the John Candy movie Summer Rental after I saw this. Candy played a few different roles in films before he did Summer Rental but that movie is where you see the classic John Candy affable lug character that kind of served as a template for most of his following roles. His characters were usually some variation of that, he did it well and people loved it. Kevin James has a similar likable quality and I'm hoping that maybe he picks up the Easy Going mantle where John Candy left it.

To paraphrase Paul Blart himself, "Don't write this movie off." Like I said, there were plenty of scenes that had both kids and adults laughing together. Isn't it worth at least the price of a matinée ticket to laugh for a while with your kids?


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