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Cop & ½ (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Family | 2 April 1993 (USA)
After witnessing a murder, a young boy named Devon refuses to testify unless he is given the chance to be a policeman.

Director:

Henry Winkler

Writer:

Arne Olsen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Nick McKenna
Norman D. Golden II ... Devon Butler
Ruby Dee ... Rachel
Holland Taylor ... Captain Rubio
Ray Sharkey ... Vinnie Fountain
Sammy Hernandez Sammy Hernandez ... Raymond Sanchez
Frank Sivero ... Chu
Rocky Giordani ... Quintero
Marc Macaulay ... Waldo
Tom McCleister ... Rudy
Ralph Wilcox Ralph Wilcox ... Det. Matt McPhail
Tom Kouchalakos Tom Kouchalakos ... Det. Jenkins
Carmine Genovese Carmine Genovese ... Rio
Sean O'Neal ... McNally (as Sean Evan O'Neal)
Max Winkler ... Boy in Bathroom
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Storyline

Devon Butler is an eight-year old who dreams of being a cop. He watches police TV shows, knows police procedures, and plays cops and robbers with his friend Ray. One day, while snooping around in a warehouse, he witnesses a murder. He goes to the police, who want the information, but won't get it until they make Devon a cop. The police then team him with veteran cop (and child hater) Nick McKenna, and the two team up in comic series of events to find the killer. Written by Stephen Currence <billyc@erols.com>

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Taglines:

One kid's fantasy. One cop's nightmare.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language, violence and drug references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un flic et demi See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,027,285, 4 April 1993

Gross USA:

$31,889,691

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,689,691
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Lee Ross was considered for the lead part of the boy Devon Butler which eventually went to Norman D. Golden II. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning when Devon and Sanchez are following Nick McKenna while he is chasing Quintero and Chu by car, Nick uses his car door to slam Chu to the ground. Chu leaves a big dent on the door which is visible when Nick opens the door and gets out. In the following shot when Nick enters the car again the dent is gone. See more »

Quotes

Nick: [Devon tried to surprise Nick with a box of donuts while being aware that Vinnie's men were determined to kill him] People are trying to kill you. Are you some kind of bonehead or what?
Devon: I'm not, and you don't have to yell!
Nick: I can't handle this anymore. I can't handle it. Look, pick a city, Cincinatti, Cleveland. You take you and your grandmother. You go there, I'll pay for it!
Devon: You call this being a father?
Nick: [softly] I'm not your father
[loudly]
Nick: and I ain't your partner, either!
Devon: Fine! I don't want ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Though it's tacked on before the credits instead of after, there's an extra scene in which a sickly Chu is still seen laying on the hood of the bad guys' getaway boat still running in the ocean. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK versions are censored to obtain a PG rating, removing a headbutt and the line "... cut off his testicles." See more »


Soundtracks

Movin' Much Too Fast
Written by Curtis Griffin
Performed by The Men of Note
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User Reviews

Very entertaining and funny movie!
22 October 1999 | by arySee all my reviews

Cop and A Half is not a materpiece. It isn't something remarkable or memorable, but there is a significant difference between a bad film and a masterpiece. Although not a terrific movie, Cop and A Half is an entertaining and good comedy, with some really funny moments. With great performances and an above-the-average production (it was produced by Imagine, Ron Howard's company), this is a fast and simple motion picture. Burt Reynolds is charming and excellent as Nick Mkenna, the solitary cop who turns out to be a better person in the end, by living the most exciting adventures with the kid Norman Golden Jr. (who is very funny and talented too!).Despite all said about Cop and A Half, despite the reviewers who claim that this is a stupid picture, rent Cop and A Half, because at the same time it isn't a terrific work, it is a good and simple comedy about friendship, forgiveness and love.


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