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

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

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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

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A poster for Mass Effect 3 (2012) can be seen in Ben's house at the end. See more »

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When Ben is grounded and is sitting in the back seat of James' car, James is not wearing a seat belt. A short while later when he stops the car, he is wearing a seat belt. See more »

Quotes

James Payton: Aw, damn, it's Sir Scream-a-Lot.
Ben Barber: I was responding to a hostile situation, James. I have no shame in that. You call for backup when there's a hostile situation.
James Payton: That wasn't calling for backup. That was a high-pitched scream, and you pushed my sister in the way.
Ben Barber: I pushed your sister out of harm's way. You shined the light at us, James.
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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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References Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (2012) See more »

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I Love Dem Strippers
Written by 2 Chainz (as Tauheed Epps), Nicki Minaj (as Onika Maraj), Ray Parker Jr., Rico Brooks, Travis McFetridge, Brandon Henshaw
Performed by 2 Chainz feat. Nicki Minaj
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Nicki Minaj appears courtesy of Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Republic
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Moderately Enjoyable Buddy-Cop Action Comedy
3 February 2014 | by DareDevilKidSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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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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