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Let's Be Cops (2014)

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Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.

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Luke Greenfield
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Johnson ... Ryan
Damon Wayans Jr. ... Justin
Rob Riggle ... Segars
Nina Dobrev ... Josie
James D'Arcy ... Mossi
Keegan-Michael Key ... Pupa
Andy Garcia ... Brolin
Jonathan Lajoie ... Todd Cutler
Tom Mardirosian ... Georgie
Natasha Leggero ... Annie
Rebecca Koon ... Lydia
Joshua Ormond ... Little Joey
L. Warren Young ... Jackson
Nelson Bonilla ... Pasha
Brian Oerly ... Goran
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Storyline

It's the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they're not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line. Written by 20th Century Fox

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Fake Cops. Real Trouble.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references, some graphic nudity, violence and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Luke Greenfield Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,813,722, 15 August 2014

Gross USA:

$82,390,774

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$138,224,951
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

On Ryan's uniform, his badge name was Davis, before it was changed to his surname O'Malley. See more »

Goofs

When the two real police officers enter the sporting goods store, they both rack the slide back on their handgun. No shell is ejected. This means that there was not a round in the chamber, and as such, if the officer merely drew his gun and pulled the trigger, no round would have been fired prior to racking (sliding back) the slide to chamber a round. No officer would ever carry a weapon like this - it's essentially carrying an unloaded weapon. See more »

Quotes

Justin: I feel like Danny Glover before he got too old for this shit.
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Crazy Credits

Another montage of Ryan and Justin posing as cops is shown during the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Alien (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

BIGGIE BOUNCE (feat. Angger Dimas & Travis Porter) [TWRK REMIX]
Written by Diplo (as Thomas Wesley Pentz), Harold Duncan, Lakeem Mattox, Angger Dimas (as Angger Dimas Riyanto), Nickesse Toney and Donquez Woods
Performed by Diplo
Courtesy of Mad Decent
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Perfectly Pitched
23 November 2014 | by ian-dodkinsSee all my reviews

Good comedies are hard to do. Let's face it, we're bored with 'hangover II etc' and a comedy isn't funny if it just repeats previous comedies or if it is just banal humour.

Well, this film is neither intellectual nor cheesy. It has a really nice core story about these two great guys who have had very little success in life, but then they realise how powerful they are just by wearing police uniforms. The story seems simple, but the two main actors play it just right and it doesn't go over the top, but produces a really humorous film that kept be riveted. One of the best comedies I have seen, simply because it gets the balance right and is light, exciting, fun, has a little depth, and made me laugh despite my grumpy mood. Thoroughly recommended to everyone! No 'shocking'/rude comedy, simply excellent fun.


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