6.4/10
120,850
166 user 133 critic

Let's Be Cops (2014)

Trailer
2:30 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

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.

Director:

Luke Greenfield
Reviews
Popularity
3,223 ( 386)
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Ride Along (2014)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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
Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter
Ride Along 2 (2016)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who's supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.

Director: Tim Story
Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter
Get Hard (2015)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When millionaire James King is jailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis to prep him to go behind bars.

Director: Etan Cohen
Stars: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two weeks shy of his wedding, a socially awkward guy enters into a charade by hiring the owner of a company that provides best men for grooms in need.

Director: Jeremy Garelick
Stars: Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Stars: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Stars: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube
Neighbors I (2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After they are forced to live next to a fraternity house, a couple with a newborn baby do whatever they can to take them down.

Director: Nicholas Stoller
Stars: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron
Daddy's Home (2015)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Brad Whitaker is a radio host trying to get his stepchildren to love him and call him Dad. But his plans turn upside down when their biological father, Dusty Mayron, returns.

Director: Sean Anders
Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Danielle Nicolet
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When their new next-door neighbors turn out to be a sorority even more debaucherous than the fraternity previously living there, Mac and Kelly team with their former enemy, Teddy, to bring the girls down.

Director: Nicholas Stoller
Stars: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron
Edit

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
Edit

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:

View content advisory »
Edit

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 »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"Let's Be Cops" had the misfortune to be released just days after the shooting of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, an event that sparked national protests against law enforcement abuses. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film, Ryan and Justin are supposed to be wearing real bulletproof vests, yet half the time they're wearing the uniforms, it's pretty obvious that they aren't, as there's no extra bill in their chests, and the other half of the time, the vest constantly moves from under their shirts to over their shirts in between shots. See more »

Quotes

Ryan: I got promoted to sergeant.
Justin: You promoted yourself?
Ryan: Yeah, I feel like I deserved it.
See more »

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

Sandwitches
Written by Hodgy Beats (as Gerard Long) and Tyler the Creator (as Tyler Okonma)
Performed by Tyler the Creator (as Tyler, The Creator) feat. Hodgy Beats
Courtesy of XL Recordings
By arrangement with Beggars Group Media
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Popo
30 September 2014 | by abcvisionSee all my reviews

Ryan and Justin, both are at a point in life when nothing seems to be working. Ryan is a former college football star and seems he can't get a break in Hollywood. Justin is a video game designer and can't get his cop game off the ground. One day on their way to a costume party, they discover that dressing like cops give them the respect and attention they crave. This leads to a path to acting like cops and being part of the LA police force. All is fun in games until they cross a real life gangster and discover that being a cop is not as easy as in the movies. A funny movie and also amazing how Damon Wayans, Jr. looks and acts like his daddy. Funny and a good story, Let's be Cops is a peek inside the police world.


22 of 38 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 166 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed