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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... James Payton
... Ben Barber
... Santiago
... Lt. Brooks
... Angela Payton
... Miggs
... Omar
... Marko
... Crazy Cody
... Ramon
... Runflat
... Morris the Kid (as Benjamin 'Lil P-Nut' Flores)
... Marko's Gunman
Eric Benson ... Marko's Gunman
Anna House ... Cafeteria Lady
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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.


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

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,237,000, 19 January 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$134,938,200

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$153,997,819
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Trivia

Ice Cube and Laurence Fishburne previously appeared together in Boyz n the Hood (1991) and Higher Learning (1995). See more »

Goofs

In the opening chase scene, the BMW's fuel door is open after the PIT maneuver, then closed when the car flips, and then open again when the car lands. See more »

Quotes

Ben Barber: [breaking up a fight] Hey! You're white! You're white! You don't fight.
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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 »

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Featured in 2014 MTV Movie Awards (2014) See more »

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I Wanna Get Next To You
Written by Norman Whitfield
Performed by Rose Royce
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Moderately Enjoyable Buddy-Cop Action Comedy
3 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

Reviewed by: Dare Devil Kid (DDK) Rating: 3/5 stars

Lighthearted, easily pleasing, simplistic, formulaic, yet sufficiently entertaining buddy-cop action comedy. What it lacks in memorable action, it makes up for in it's funny scenes and dialogues. Buddy-cop action comedies are never about great plot-lines. unexpected twists, and riveting direction; so we don;t expect "Ride Along" to be any different. But where it fails to enter the elite in its genre, is the apparent lack of memorable chemistry between Ice Cube and Kevin Hart.

Don't get me wrong, they are both affable in their respective roles and Kevin Hart is actually funny (even though he isn't in the same league as Eddie Murphy). But as the two main leads, they don't feed of each other and create that sizzling chemistry which elevated films like "48 Hrs.", "Lethal Weapon 1 & 2", "Midnight Run", "Beverly Hills Cop 1 & 2", "Hot Fuzz", "Rush Hour 1 & 2", City Heat", "Red Heat", "Dhoom 1 & 2", and "Last Action Hero" to certified classics.

Also, though the film has some decent action scenes, they are completely derived and none of the scenes stand out as fresh and long-lasting. What actually holds "Ride Along" together are the quirky and natural humor of Kevin Hart and the deadpan personality of Ice Cube. It's good and entertaining enough for passing time on a lazy afternoon.


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