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Hot Pursuit (2015)

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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.

Director:

Anne Fletcher
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reese Witherspoon ... 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 Evaluna Montaner ... Teresa Cortez
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

Armed and sort of dangerous.

Genres:

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

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 »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,942,258, 10 May 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,507,079, 19 July 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film's original title was "Don't Mess with Texas". See more »

Goofs

When the girls are driving the Cadillac after the biker bar incident, the police radio says they are in a red 1968 Cadillac Convertible. It's a 1966. See more »

Quotes

News Reporter: Officer Cooper stands at four feet, 11 inches.
Cooper: Oh, come on!
News Reporter: The other suspect, a 45-year-old Latino woman.
Daniella Riva: 45? My madre!...
News Reporter: Officer Cooper is four feet, nine inches.
Cooper: I am five-foot, two.
News Reporter: Traveling with a 50-year-old suspect.
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits include a blooper reel. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Tulip Fever (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Heartbroke and Busted
Written by Anthony Charles Merando, Claude Le Henaff
Performed by The Crossroads Band
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Epic adventure
22 May 2015 | by boatsfraSee all my reviews

Sitting outside for weeks in front of my local theater waiting for Hot Pursuit, I met some really interesting people who were really digging my commitment to see this movie. I finally got in line, went to the front of the theater where nobody sits, and had a blast! But wait, this was during the previews. The movie finally started, and the action was intense and non-stop. The acting by these two Oscar-caliber people will get your pulse pounding. The plot moves along like syrup going up a tree in Maine in January, the screenplay written in meticulous detail like the deflate-gate investigation, and the ending is as satisfying as the one in Jaws IV. See this movie. Redbox won't do it justice. It's an instant classic.


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