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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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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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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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ice Cube described this movie as Training Day (2001) on crack when doing an interview with Jonathan Ross. Kevin Hart makes a reference to the famous speech Denzel Washington said at the end of that movie in the scene with the bikers. One similarity both movies have in common is a veteran cop taking a rookie cop on a ride along. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

James Payton: You want to marry my sister? Show me you're worthy of her. And prove to me you got what it takes.
Ben Barber: How do you want me to do that? I don't get it.
James Payton: Tomorrow, I'm going to take you on a ride-along. You can show me what kind of man you're made of. And prove to me that you deserve somebody as special as Angela.
Ben Barber: Hell yeah.
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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 Training Day (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Rolling And Tumbling Around
Written by John Grimaldi
Performed by Studebaker John & The Hawks
Courtesy of Blind Pig Records & Ford Music Services
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Fun buddy comedy
18 October 2014 | by torstensonjohnSee all my reviews

When you think of Ice Cube you think of the hardcore rapper from NWA, the gangster persona, not complex actor. Yet since becoming an actor Ice Cube; real name (O'Shea Jackson), has developed himself into quite the character actor. The comedic prescence of Kevin Hart and this budding police comedy brings the movie full tilt. There is a great story line that suggests looking for comfort and approval betweent Hart's character and Cube's. There are hilarious comments throughout the film and the writing was quite original. This is a great movie with strength in the plot, the characters and just fun throughout. There is no doubt I would highly recommend this to everyone. Kevin Hart is becoming the fast uprising comedic actor of late.


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