Jimmy's rare baseball card is robbed. Since it's his only hope to pay for his daughter's upcoming wedding, he recruits his cop partner Paul to track down the robber, a memorabilia-obsessed gangster.

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Kevin Smith
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Bruce Willis ... Jimmy
Tracy Morgan ... Paul
Juan Carlos Hernández ... Raul (as Juan Carlos Hernandez)
Cory Fernandez ... Juan
Jason Hurt ... Youth #1
Jeff Lima ... Youth #2
Sean Cullen ... Captain Romans
Kevin Pollak ... Hunsaker
Adam Brody ... Barry Mangold
Guillermo Díaz ... Poh Boy
Alberto Bonilla ... Julio
Robinson Aponte Robinson Aponte ... Banger #1
Jeremy Dash ... Banger #2
Mando Alvarado ... Mexican Man #1
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Ava
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After a clumsy operation trying to capture a drug dealer, the N.Y.P.D Detectives Jimmy Monroe and Paul Hodges are suspended for one month by their Captain Romans. Jimmy decides to sell his rare baseball card to pay for his daughter's expensive wedding while his jealous partner believes that his wife is cheating on him with their next-door neighbor. When Jimmy sells his card to a memorabilia store, the place is burgled by two small-time thieves and the detective loses his card. They track down the thieves. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rock out with your Glock out

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references, violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Kevin Smith said that part of the appeal of directing this project was that this is the type of film his late father would have enjoyed. See more »

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In the car chase sequence through the cemetery, Jimmy shoots out the back of the car and the assailants shoot into it, however the glass can be seen to only have one small hole in the middle of it. See more »

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[first lines]
Paul Hodges: You know what today represents? Nine Jim. Nine years me and you been together. *Nine* we been main shit stains. I know some dogs that don't even live to be nine. You're lucky if you get seven years out of a Great Dane. But me and you been puttin' it together for nine...
[whips out a card]
Paul Hodges: Happy anniversary Jim.
Jimmy Monroe: I don't celebrate anniversaries.
Paul Hodges: Jim, open it up. I wanna see the expression on your face.
Jimmy Monroe: You wanna see the expression on my face? The expression you're gonna see on my face is ...
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Black Betty
Written by Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter)
Performed by Ram Jam
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Everything you expect it to be, for better or worse
4 March 2010 | by valis666See all my reviews

Saw this film as the first part of a double feature with the far more anticipated Shutter Island following, so my attention was only half there. That's about all the attention I needed, though, as it's a typical buddy cop movie through and through. Not that I expected anything different, mind you.

The whole reason I and likely 90% of the audience were there was for Tracy Morgan. And it was a "classic" Tracy Morgan performance, by which I mean he's his usual off-kilter self, some of his scenes work well and some of them fall flat on their face in awkward silence.

A 50% success rate is more than I can say for Bruce Willis, though, who looked so disinterested I was half expecting him to break character at any moment and announce he had to leave the set because he had a plane to catch for another movie he was filming.

The supporting cast of the underrated Sean William Scott and Jason Lee were their usually amusing selves, while the Latino gang villains, led by Guillermo Díaz of The Shield and Weeds fame, are absurdly over the top and clichéd, almost to the point of offensiveness.

It's a movie you'll probably see on cable while nursing a hangover one morning, or something you watch on a plane because it's light and there aren't many better choices. Hard to recommend it past that.


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Release Date:

26 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Couple of Cops See more »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,211,126, 28 February 2010

Gross USA:

$44,875,481

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,611,001
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