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Ride Along (2014)

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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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Tim Story

Writers:

Greg Coolidge (screenplay), Jason Mantzoukas (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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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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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mise à l'épreuve See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Second film to star John Leguizamo and Laurence Fishburne. The first being Assault on Precinct 13 (2005). 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: I got him to talk though, didn't I?
James Payton: Yeah, you got a very interesting interrogation voice. Nice and screechy.
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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

References Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Ms. New Booty
Written by Bubba Sparxxx (as Warren Mathis), Mr. Collipark (as Michael Crooms), Kaine, D. Roc (as Deongelo Holmes)
Performed by Bubba Sparxxx feat. Ying Yang Twins
Courtesy of Virgin Records America
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Ying Yang Twins appear courtesy of TVT Records/The Orchard
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This Movie Was Not Funny
26 January 2014 | by a-johnson1-889-722682See all my reviews

I am a big Kevin Hart. He has won me over with his stand up comedy films and his show on BET, so I was excited to actually see this one despite Ice Cube being the other main character. I was so disappointed in this film, it makes me not want to go see any of his other movies that are coming out later this year.

When I say this movie was predictable, I mean it was predictable. I knew everything that was going to happen, even the exact lines that were going to be said. For me, it seemed like the director let Kevin Hart improv a lot of his lines but the ending result wasn't as funny as they thought it would. Even with Kevin's weird way of delivering his lines, it was just a miss for me. All the "funny" parts were in the trailer so it made the movie less enjoyable because when a particular scene would come up, you knew the funny punchline because it was in the trailer. Why studios do that? I have no clue? There are ways to advertise the movie without giving the whole plot away and all the good parts.

I will say that the initial plot was pretty interesting. The dynamic between Kevin and Ice Cube's character was pretty interesting but it definitely was no Rush Hour. I feel like the writers and producers are trying to go for another buddy cop franchise like Rush Hour, Lethal Weapon or Bad Boys but this movie doesn't even come close to it so I hope they don't go that route. I will admit that there are certain that I did laugh at because Kevin Hart has this subtle way of delivering lines and reacting to thing that a person might miss if you're not paying attention. So, yes, I did let out a little giggle but I didn't know if it was me actually laughing or forcing myself to laugh because I paid twelves dollars for this ticket.

Comedy is selective, so what might be hilarious to me, might not be funny to you and vice versa, so I can't really say it'll be a waste of time because we all interpret comedy differently. I just know for a fact that a lot of Kevin Hart fans will be very disappointed in this film but he's obviously trying to appeal to a broader audience which is okay. Because I'm a Kevin Hart fan, I will overlook this dull movie but Ice cube, a word of advice...just retire! By the way Tika Sumpter is beautiful and the small cameos from certain characters were personally enjoyable.


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