Cop Out
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Cop Out

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Director: Kevin Smith

Cast: Kevin Smith, Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Seann William Scott


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Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan team up for the Warner Bros. police buddy movie Cop Out in this Kevin Smith-directed production. From a script by Robb and Mark Cullen, the story centers around police detectives Jimmy (Willis), a no-B.S. divorced dad, and Paul (Morgan), a crazy-talkingSee more details below


Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan team up for the Warner Bros. police buddy movie Cop Out in this Kevin Smith-directed production. From a script by Robb and Mark Cullen, the story centers around police detectives Jimmy (Willis), a no-B.S. divorced dad, and Paul (Morgan), a crazy-talking loose cannon. Despite nine years as partners, the two lawmen can still sometimes seem like polar opposites -- especially when Paul's unpredictable antics get them suspended without pay. Already strapped for cash and trying to pay for his daughter's wedding, Jimmy decides to sell a rare baseball card that's worth tens of thousands. Unfortunately, when the collector's shop is robbed and the card vanishes with the crook, Paul and Jimmy end up going rogue, tracking down the card and the drug ring behind its theft, all on their own time, and without any backup -- except for each other.

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When you hear that the 2010 buddy cop film Cop Out was directed by Kevin Smith, it frames the movie in a certain light. Certainly, you imagine, this must be a postmodern take on the genre -- a tribute or a parody, some kind of meta commentary on the B-movies that stoned Gen-Xers remember catching on cable throughout their youths. And to a certain extent, it is. The film opens with odd-couple NYPD partners Jimmy (Bruce Willis) and Paul (Tracy Morgan), interrogating a suspect almost exclusively through the marathon use of movie quotes, with a background conversation about the definition of the word "homage." So clearly, the tone is meant to be self-aware. The cheekiness also comes to the surface through a silly retro synth score, and a script full of every stock exchange, plot turn, and cliché in the book. But the thing is, self-awareness isn't the same thing as irony, and outside the fact that Morgan actually quotes Die Hard to Willis in that initial dialogue, Cop Out isn't really an exercise in postmodernism. For the most part, it just follows the two heroes on your standard series of crime-comedy adventures as they go rogue following an unjust suspension for their wacky antics, and spend roughly an hour and a half tracking down a rare baseball card that's fallen into the hands of a Mexican drug kingpin. Willis squints, Morgan acts crazy, and Smith leaves his stamp on the whole thing with a greater-than-average number of dick jokes. In this sense, Cop Out is totally passable. To contrast: When Quentin Tarantino says he's made a kung fu movie or a men-on-a-mission movie, you know that's not really true. You know that what he's really done is used those old films as a thematic jumping-off point to make an entirely distinct creative breed of movie -- one that places a ridiculously higher importance on artistic caliber than the fun-and-games fare he's name-dropping. Whereas, in Cop Out's case, things are much more transparent; this isn't a movie about crappy police comedies, it is a crappy police comedy -- ideally sandwiched in between Loose Cannons and Freebie and the Bean on a Sunday afternoon, when the viewer is high, and expectations are low.

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Product Details

Release Date:
Original Release:
New Line Home Video
[Wide Screen]
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
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Special Features

Over an hour of never-before-seen extended scenes and outtakes; Picture-in-picture moments with Kevin Smith and Seann William Scott ; Walk-ons by Kevin Smith; Wisdom from the s bandit; Factoids about the movie and other information you may find helpful or totally useless

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bruce Willis Actor,Jimmy
Tracy Morgan Actor,Paul
Seann William Scott Dave,Shit Bandit
Adam Brody Actor,Barry Mangold
Kevin Pollak Actor,Hunsaker
Guillermo Diaz Actor,Poh Boy
Jason Lee Actor,Roy
Michelle Trachtenberg Actor,Ava
Sean Cullen Captain Romans
Francie Swift Pam
Juan Carlos Hernandez Raul
Rashida Jones Debbie
Alberto Bonilla Julio
Cory Fernandez Juan
Keith Joe Dick Big Al
Jim Norton George
Susie Essman Laura
John D'Leo Kevin
Adrian Martinez Tino
Marcus Morton Tommy
Fred Armisen Russian Lawyer
Hannah Ware Russian Lawyer's Wife
Ana de la Reguera Gabriela
Mark Consuelos Manuel
Jayce Bartok Eddie
Jacinto Taras Riddick Darnell
Jordan Carlos Eric
Jason Hurt Youth 1
Jeff Lima Youth 2
Robinson Aponte Banger 1
Jeremy Dash Banger 2
Mando Alvarado Mexican Man 1
Ernie O'Donnell Masked Man 1
Ephraim Lopez Busboy
Larissa Drekonja Hourly Housekeeper
Jeff Chena Cop
Robb Cullen Coroner
Ray Quinlan Priest
Ryan Quinlan Groom
Michael Pitt Henry, the Neighbor

Technical Credits
Kevin Smith Director,Editor
Jonathan Arkin Art Director
Mark Cullen Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Robb Cullen Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Paulette Elkind Makeup
Jennifer Euston Casting
Harold Faltermeyer Score Composer
Gloria Grant Makeup
Jordan Jacobs Art Director
Polly Johnsen Producer
David Klein Cinematographer
Mike Marino Makeup Special Effects
Michael Pitt Asst. Director
Marc E. Platt Producer
Juliet Polcsa Costumes/Costume Designer
Ray Quinlan Associate Producer
James J. Sabat Sound Mixer
Michael Shaw Production Designer
Adam Siegel Executive Producer
Michael Tadross Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Cop Out
1. Interrogatory Homage [6:32]
2. Police Pursuit [4:02]
3. Phone Vex [4:02]
4. Confessions [2:22]
5. Worst Bad Guy [5:18]
6. No Need to Be Jealous [3:24]
7. Crime Victim [3:58]
8. Beach Watch [4:06]
9. Not On the Zebrawood [3:04]
10. Back Seat Driver [3:46]
11. Police Brutality [2:20]
12. Playing "What If's" [3:48]
13. Angry Young Man [3:07]
14. Grand Theft Auto [5:27]
15. Car's Secret [5:03]
16. Put the Bear Down [3:53]
17. You Should Know Better [3:24]
18. Shower Runoff [6:21]
19. Full of Love [3:44]
20. Candid Camera [3:43]
21. Hostage Situation [4:42]
22. Under Fire [3:06]
23. On Three [4:34]
24. Head Shot [3:30]
25. Solo...With Help [3:10]
26. End Credits [6:44]

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