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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$82,390,774

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$138,224,951
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

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

The analog-only radio scanner (Uniden BCT15X) used in the main characters' fake cop car is incapable of receiving the LAPD's digital frequencies. See more »

Quotes

Josie: Sorry, we don't serve liars here. Can I get you a cup of bullshit for the road?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.93 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Shots Go Off (Whiiite Remix)
Written by Louis Freeze, Senen Reyes, Rusko (as Christopher William Mercer) and Demrick (as Demerick Shelton Ferm)
Written by Cypress Hill & Rusko
Courtesy of V2/[PIAS] Cooperative
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Taste determines your rating of this movie
28 September 2014 | by mathijzzzieSee all my reviews

When I saw the trailer I was reluctant about seeing this movie. I was afraid it was a standard popular American comedy in which absurdity-comedy was the focus, like most stand-up comedians and Southpark. The movie does include these kind of jokes, but because of the sequence of jokes and the "story" (as in standard rom-com "story") I found the movie to be very funny. But then again it is difficult to make a movie which everybody thinks is funny, for example I think the Achorman 1 was the most hilarious movie ever but the sequel I thought was terrible. So I think you will either love or hate this movie depending on your sense of humor.


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