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Ride Along (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 17 January 2014 (USA)
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Security guard Ben must prove himself to his girlfriend's brother, top police officer James. He rides along James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta.

Director:

Tim Story

Writers:

Greg Coolidge (screenplay), Jason Mantzoukas (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ice Cube ... James Payton
Kevin Hart ... Ben Barber
John Leguizamo ... Santiago
Bruce McGill ... Lt. Brooks
Tika Sumpter ... Angela Payton
Bryan Callen ... Miggs
Laurence Fishburne ... Omar
Dragos Bucur ... Marko
Gary Owen ... Crazy Cody
Jacob Latimore ... Ramon
Jay Pharoah ... Runflat
Benjamin Flores Jr. ... Morris the Kid (as Benjamin 'Lil P-Nut' Flores)
Greg Rementer ... Marko's Gunman
Eric Benson Eric Benson ... Marko's Gunman
Anna House Anna House ... Cafeteria Lady
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Storyline

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way. Written by kcquail

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Propose to this cop's sister? Rookie mistake.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, sexual content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The warehouse in the shootout scene was the same one featured in The Walking Dead: A (2014). See more »

Goofs

The Skullcandy SLYR headset which Ben is seen wearing wirelessly, is not a wireless headset. See more »

Quotes

James Payton: [to Angela] I picture you with somebody with a little more prestige. Somebody who plays for the Falcons or the Braves, or the even the Hawks. Not with the mascot.
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Crazy Credits

There's a scene halfway through the end credits: During a barbecue, James tries to stop Ben from turning on the grill (to avoid what happened the last time). See more »

Connections

Referenced in My 600-lb Life: Brandi and Kandi's Story (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Sube Me Lo
Written by Bobby Bishop, Chantha Luk, Ildefonso Silva, Efrain Lopez, Jorge Almodovar
Performed by DJ Morphiziz
Courtesy of Beatmart Records/Position Music
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Painful the first time
3 February 2014 | by jameswilson4466See all my reviews

I like Jason Mantzoukas work and it is a shame to him involved in this. I can't blame him for getting a check. At its best, Ride Along is tolerable. Ride Along was only watchable due to the fact that I've enjoyed these actors in other movies. Kevin Hart is the sole actor to bring any humor out of the script, but given the flat performance of Ice Cube, Lawrence Fishburne and the rest of the cast, I just can't say that Hart's part is enough reason to watch. Also, plot points are often introduced to soon be abandoned for the next minor plot point.Ride Along tries to be a comic version of "Training Day," only there's nothing in it as funny as Denzel razzing Ethan. There's nothing much funny in it at all. At its worst, it borders on insulting. A collection of moldy gags that director Tim Story tries to polish.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,516,170, 19 January 2014

Gross USA:

$134,938,200

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$154,468,902
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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