Twelve-year-old Kareem Manning hires a criminal to scare his mom's new boyfriend -police officer James Coffee - but it backfires, forcing Coffee and Kareem to team up in order to save themselves from Detroit's most ruthless drug kingpin.

Director:

Michael Dowse

Writer:

Shane Mack
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Helms ... Coffee
Taraji P. Henson ... Vanessa Manning
Terrence Little Gardenhigh ... Kareem
Betty Gilpin ... Detective Watts
RonReaco Lee ... Orlando Johnson
David Alan Grier ... Captain Hill
Andrew Bachelor ... Rodney
William 'Big Sleeps' Stewart ... Dee (as William 'BigSleeps' Stewart)
Serge Houde ... Jerome
Eduard Witzke ... Seedy Manager
Chance Hurstfield ... Dominic
Diana Bang ... Ms. Chu
Erik McNamee Erik McNamee ... Gary
Samantha Cole ... Thursday (as Samantha Liana Cole)
Terry Chen ... Officer Steve Choi
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Storyline

While police officer James Coffee (Ed Helms) enjoys his new relationship with Vanessa Manning (Taraji P. Henson), her beloved 12-year-old son Kareem (Terrence Little Gardenhigh) plots their break-up. Attempting to scare away his mom's boyfriend for good, Kareem tries to hire criminal fugitives to take him out but accidentally exposes a secret network of criminal activity, making his family its latest target. To protect Vanessa, Kareem teams up with Coffee - the partner he never wanted - for a dangerous chase across Detroit. From director Michael Dowse, COFFEE and KAREEM is an action-comedy about forging unexpected bonds, one four-letter insult at a time. Co-starring Betty Gilpin, RonReaco Lee, Andrew Bachelor and David Alan Grier. Written by Netflix

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Trivia

The captain's name is Walter Hill, director of the 48 Hrs. films which also feature a white cop and a black sidekick. See more »

Goofs

There is no "Metro Detroit Police Department". Detroit's police force is simply called the Detroit Police Department. See more »

Quotes

Kareem: You fuck my mom, I'm gonna fuck your life.
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Connections

References 48 Hrs. (1982) See more »

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Her Majesty's Socialist Request
Written by RJD2 (as Ramble Jon Krohn)
Performed by RJD2
Courtesy of RJ's Electrical Connections
By arrangement with The Greater Goods Co.
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If you hate films with annoying kids avoid this!

Wow what an awful film , full of extremely bad language by a kid who looks about 14 and needs a good slap across his obnoxious face! All I thought throughout the film is why the hell did Ed Helms and Taraji P Henson want to take part in such a terrible production. Absolute garbage stay clear. I would give 0 stars if I could.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coffee & Kareem See more »

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