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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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Trivia

When Ben threatens James in the weapons deal scene, in the warehouse, he says he's gonna execute him with the death of 1000 cuts, also known as "slow slicing". It was a form of torture and execution used in China from roughly AD 900 until it was banned in 1905. See more »

Goofs

The Black Charger switches between tinted windows and headlights and standard windows and headlights throughout the movie. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in On Cinema: 'The Nut Job' and 'Ride Along' (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Thrill is Gone (Ride Along Remix)
Written by Rick Darnell, Roy Hawkins
Performed by Little Milton
Remix by Distortion Orphans
Courtesy of Stax Records
Used by permission of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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It was funny
25 January 2014 | by Bkaj88See all my reviews

OK first off, let me ask you people where the hell you guys got this 1 star rating for this movie. Seriously? WTF?? Did you guys even actually go and see the movie or did you take a guess by watching the trailer? 1 star? Really! Well I'm just gonna point out, in my opinion, honestly, because I saw it and all. It was good and funny nonstop. I'd give it 7/10 stars. Kevin Hart and Ice Cube are both legends, and they got together and made a movie that was funny and action packed. Think of them as Shrek and Donkey, Ice Cube being Shrek, quiet and serious, and Kevjn Hart, who is talkative and slightly annoying, in a good way. That's what it reminded me of. The movie was worth my $12.00 I spend last night and Im glad I saw it. So I hope this review helps for those who haven't seen it yet and you can forget about that 1 star rating thing.


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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:

Ride Along See more »

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

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2.35 : 1
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