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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.


Anne Fletcher
4 nominations. See more awards »





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


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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,507,079, 19 July 2015
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When the car breaks down, Cooper overhears Daniella's cellphone vibrate when receiving a call and then it dings when receiving a text. A phone on vibrate wouldn't make a sound when receiving a text. See more »


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 »


Featured in Conan: Reese Witherspoon/Adam DeVine/Jerry Rocha (2015) See more »


Family Show
Written and Performed by Deluxe
Courtesy of Chinese Man Records 2013
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don't know why so many haters out there on this movie
2 August 2015 | by jonrivera420See all my reviews

I looked on here before watching the movie and saw that a lot of people were hating on this movie, but I decided to watch it anyway. I was entertained. It was funny and you grow to like both Reese and Sofia.

I didn't watch the trailer so I didn't know what to expect. I just saw that it was labeled as action and comedy and I saw Reese was one of the main stars so I figured it couldn't be as bad as everyone is making it out to be.

I'm not quite sure why people found the jokes offensive in here. People gotta lighten up. It's a comedy movie. Everyone that wrote that it was offensive is being a little too uptight. Just go in with an open mind and don't take things too seriously and you will have fun.

If you enjoy movies like Miss Congeniality, Legally Blonde, and Spy you will definitely add this to that list of titles in your brain that you enjoyed watching with someone.

If you are wondering if you should watch it or not, I say you should. It was funny and enjoyable. Would make a good date movie.

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