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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... Jimmy
Tracy Morgan ... Paul
Juan Carlos Hernández ... Raul (as Juan Carlos Hernandez)
Cory Fernandez ... Juan
Jason Hurt 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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Storyline

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Couple of Cops See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,211,126, 26 February 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$44,875,481

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,909,910
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Smith: [comic books] A vintage Justice League action figure is shown. See more »

Goofs

When Paul and Jim are doing a stakeout from the beach (having some dialogue), there are different shots where Paul has sand on his face, and others where his face is clean. See more »

Quotes

[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...
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Connections

Featured in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.81 (2010) See more »

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Dance Hall Days
Written by Darren Costin, Nick Feldman and Jack Hues
Performed by Wang Chung
Courtesy of Spirit Music Group, Inc.
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Failure
16 March 2010 | by kxok630See all my reviews

Toxic waste. As funny as hearing bad news from your doctor.

It's a retro visit to those old buddy cop films, but who is this for? Frat guys passed out on the floor from booze? Stoned nematodes? Middle schooler kids sneaking in through the exit? This is dumbed down so far, that even middle schoolers would roll their eyes.

Bruce Willis just sits around looking bored. He's got some peculiar grin on his face, like some jerk who's pulling a practical joke on a blind person. Tracy Morgan does an annoyingly cheap rip off of Murphy/Pryor/Lawrence, (take your pick). Whining, moaning, stereotyped gibberish, manic babbling delivery. He points at himself and says "look how funny." They're carting around some idiot prisoner who mumbles stupidly with childish taunts, even doing the "repeat what you said" bit. Remember that from kindergarten? It wasn't funny then, either; but at least nobody charged you ten bucks to listen to it for two hours.

Painful. Almost as bad as being seated next to Kevin Smith on a crowded airplane for a 14-hour flight. This one's a wash-out.


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