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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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Steve Carr
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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 »

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Trivia

The first film of 2009 to gross over $100 million at the box office. See more »

Goofs

When Blart puts the "Hello Kitty" Band-Aid on the small cut on his arm, it is apparent there were multiple takes of this scene. The skin the Band-Aid covered is much cleaner than the surrounding tissue and the imprint of the Band-Aid from previous takes is very apparent as he puts the Band-Aid on in the shot used in the movie. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Paul Blart: Nobody knows this mall better than I do.
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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 Mike & Mike: Episode dated 28 August 2015 (2015) See more »

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Caribbean Sea
Written by John Costello and David Hilker
Performed by John Costello
Courtesy of Wild Whirled Music
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A Happy Madison production...but not really
16 January 2009 | by chanellygraceSee all my reviews

Okay, so I was one of many people who were anxiously awaiting the release of yet another Happy Madison production and was especially excited about the fact that it would be starring Kevin James. What I think I didn't pay much attention to was the rating. A very important point of note about this movie is that it's rated PG! Now, if you love movies produced by Adam Sandler and such, you will find that this movie has funny parts. The plot, however, is overwhelmingly geared toward presenting a somewhat funny film for the entire family; as opposed to the raunchy, adult humor that Happy Madison usually presents.

I just returned from a matinée showing of this film, and if I'd paid full price for what I thought was another Happy Madison hit, I'd have been sorely disappointed. If you're looking for a movie with good, clean humor that you could take your kids to see, then you should love this movie. However, if you were hoping for a bit more...as I was...then you might want to wait until the DVD release.


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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

Gross USA:

$146,336,178

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$183,348,429
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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