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Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

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Paul Blart: Mall Cop is a movie starring Kevin James, Keir O'Donnell, and Jayma Mays. 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 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Don't Mess With His Mall! 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?


Two of Kevin James' real-life family members are seen in this film: the karaoke singer is his older brother Gary Valentine, and the woman with two children who Paul helps is his wife Steffiana De La Cruz. See more »


When Paul is about to start playing Rock Band it shows the start of a Guitar Hero song starting up, but the song "Detriot Rock City" is only on Rock Band. See more »


Commander Kent: [talking on radio to Paul] Remember me? I set you on fire at the pancake festival.
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Crazy Credits

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


Spoofs Die Hard (1988) See more »


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Written by Gary Richrath
Courtesy of Stingray Music
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Likable cast, but simply NOT funny. Whole film falls flat
16 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

I was set for a goofy and silly comedy, but wound up being disappointed. This movie had a very good cast--- all of the actors are competent and likable. The film's big problem was that it simply was not funny. It wasn't even interesting. Do note the film was not bad. It was not a disgrace or anything like that. The basic idea is a good one, and could have resulted in a great night out. Don't know what happened, or why, but the jokes didn't work. The set-ups fell flat. The otherwise likable people and potentially interesting scenarios never went anywhere.

A few of the running gags were OK--- such as the motorized wheel things being used as the quasi-cop chase vehicles. But having the portly fellow try to pull a crippled man in a motorized wheelchair over (for what? He was going 1/2 mile an hour) on one of those "copped-out" wheely things simply did not fly. No spark. Flat. Zilch. Nada.

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