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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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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Officer Rose Cooper's height is quoted several times in the film (5', 4' 11", et cetera). Reese Witherspoon's height is actually 5' 1½". See more »

Goofs

In the movie, Officer Cooper and Daniella Riva head from somewhere around San Antonio to Dallas. Along the way, they stop at a casino. The only casino in Texas is in Eagle Pass, which is a town settled in right next to the border with Mexico. This means they either went too far south, too far east into Louisiana, or too far north into Oklahoma. Regardless, they were never headed to the correct location. See more »

Quotes

Cooper: Randy?
Randy: Whoa, hey!
Cooper: Penis! Oh my God! Penis!
Randy: I'm going to get...
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits include a blooper reel. 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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Hot Pursuit is a dismal comedy and a criminal waste of talent.
28 July 2015 | by lnvictaSee all my reviews

I had low expectations going into this and even then I was shocked at how offensively unfunny this movie is. I can forgive a movie when it tries to do something inventive or experimental and falls flat, but Hot Pursuit is the most cookie-cutter "buddy" comedy you can imagine, using cheap gags that have been done a hundred times before and two talented leads that cannot save this abomination of a movie no matter how hard they try.

Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara are talented and funny when given the opportunity. Hot Pursuit however goes out of its way to make them as unlikable, unfunny, and downright annoying as possible. Witherspoon uses a terrible Southern accent the whole movie, which is weird because she used a similar accent 20 years ago (Freeway) and it sounded perfectly fine. Vergara's accent is hard enough to understand but it's amped up to 100 here making half her lines indecipherable. There are moments where you can tell the two actresses are having fun, but the material is so lazy that none of it comes across in the actual dialogue. In fact the most enjoyable banter between them is during the outtakes where they're not obligated to follow the horrendous script.

I can nitpick this movie to death but what's the point. Watch the trailers - if it looks funny to you then you'll probably get a kick out of it. If not, avoid this like the plague. However as a fan of action comedies and stupid humor in general (The Other Guys and Harold & Kumar are hilarious to me), Hot Pursuit failed on every level and then some.


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