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Hot Pursuit (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 8 May 2015 (USA)
2:26 | Trailer
An uptight and by-the-book cop tries to protect the outgoing widow of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.


Anne Fletcher
4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Reese Witherspoon ... Rose Cooper
Sofía Vergara ... Daniella Riva
Matthew Del Negro ... Detective Hauser
Michael Mosley ... Detective Dixon
Robert Kazinsky ... Randy
Richard T. Jones ... Detective Jackson
Benny Nieves ... Jesus
Michael Ray Escamilla ... Angel
Joaquín Cosio ... Vicente Cortez
John Carroll Lynch ... Captain Emmett
Jim Gaffigan ... Red
Mike Birbiglia ... Steve
Vincent Laresca ... Felipe Riva
David Jensen ... Wayne
Evaluna Montaner ... Teresa Cortez


Rose Cooper is an uptight and by-the-book cop whose name has become synonymous with screw-ups. She's given a chance to redeem herself one day when she is assigned to protect a federal witness, Daniella Riva, the vivacious and outgoing widow of a drug boss. As the two polar opposites race through Texas, they find themselves pursued by everyone from crooked cops to murderous gunmen. However, their greatest obstacle to making this out alive may be themselves as they learn that Cooper has now been considered a fugitive fleeing with Daniella. Written by HenryZ

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Armed and sort of dangerous.


Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, violence, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Universal Pictures originally picked up the script before putting it in turnaround, in which Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picked it up, and partnered with Warner Bros. to distribute. See more »


The cuff shackling Daniella to Cooper during the bus chase is obviously so big that she could have freed herself from it at any time. After the chase has ended, Sofía Vergara accidentally pulls her hand halfway out of it (a second before Cooper says "Move! Move!"), then hurriedly slides it back on her wrist. See more »


Cooper: [in Spanish] I can't wait to see you behind bars.
Daniella Riva: Do you speak Spanish?
Cooper: [in Spanish] Shut your mouth.
Daniella Riva: [in Spanish] You tiny little whitey.
Cooper: [in Spanish] Your big, fat mouth.
Daniella Riva: [in Spanish] Birdbrain.
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits include a blooper reel. See more »


Drinky Drink
Written by Jaren Johnston, Luke Laird
Performed by Frankie Ballard
Courtesy of Warner Music Nashville
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Flatfoot Falls Flat
17 May 2015 | by blufrog49See all my reviews

Having seen the previews of this movie, I was really looking forward to some good laughs. Sadly, the previews show nearly all the high points. The reason I rated this 6 instead of 5, or even 4, is that it is pretty much devoid of profanity and sexual innuendo, which is a welcome development these days. It seems more filmmakers are either realizing they can make more money appealing to a wider audience, have hired writers with more than a junior high vocabulary, and/or (gasp!)are growing a moral backbone.

I didn't expect Thelma and Louise, but hoped for a little more originality in the plot. I actually wrote a similar story in 5th grade. There is not much chemistry between any of the characters, and the romance seems to come out of nowhere.

There is no reason to see this on the big screen and no reason to spend the big bucks to see it on the big screen. Wait for DVD or TV.

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Mess with Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,942,258, 10 May 2015

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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