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Let's Be Cops

Let's Be Cops

Director: Luke Greenfield, Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle

Cast: Luke Greenfield, Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle


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Pals dressed as police officers for a costume party are thrown into the real and dangerous world of cops and robbers when they are mistaken for actual law enforcement. ~ Tracie Cooper


Pals dressed as police officers for a costume party are thrown into the real and dangerous world of cops and robbers when they are mistaken for actual law enforcement. ~ Tracie Cooper

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Cammila Collar
An unabashed pretext for letting New Girl co-stars Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. put their comedic chemistry to use between seasons, Let's Be Cops is good, stupid fun. The ridiculous story takes a backseat to the nutty characters, and the nutty characters take a backseat to the slapstick humor. The result is what it would be like if they made an entire movie about the two cops from Superbad. Roommates and best buds Ryan (Johnson) and Justin (Wayans) are on the verge of lamenting their directionless thirties: Justin is a video-game designer who's too timid to pitch his best ideas, while Ryan is careerless, living off of the residuals from a fluke acting job for a herpes PSA. When they get invited to a costume party thrown by their old college friends, they briefly consider dressing up as Charlie Brown-style sheet ghosts, but ultimately decide to raid Justin's collection of real police gear (which he's been collecting for research on a game). Of course, as soon as they don the uniforms, the guys discover how cool it is that everybody on the street obeys when they yell "Freeze!" And later, they just can't resist shouting down the tracksuit-wearing mobsters that keep hounding their favorite pizza joint. Next thing you know, Ryan is using his ample free time to study YouTube clips about police jargon and SWAT procedure, and the two friends are in over their heads trying to entrap a crime syndicate -- all the while risking a potentially hefty prison sentence for Impersonating an Officer if they get caught. Filled out with supporting appearances by comic heavyweights like Natasha Leggero, Keegan-Michael Key, and Rob Riggle, Let's Be Cops moves the story along quickly enough so that things never drag. The filmmakers seem well aware that the plot is only barely necessary in the first place. Watching regular guys simultaneously celebrate and mock the fantasy that carrying a badge automatically makes you a major badass is a classic template for getting laughs -- from Police Academy to Super Troopers -- and Let's Be Cops is no exception.

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Original Release:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
[Wide Screen]
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by Director Luke Greenfield and Commentary by Co-Writer Nicholas Thomas; Brothers in blue; Still gallery

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Damon Wayans Justin
Jake Johnson Ryan
Rob Riggle Segars
Nina Dobrev Josie
James D'Arcy Mossi
Andy García Brolin
Keegan-Michael Key Pupa
Jon Lajoie Todd Cutter
Tom Mardirosian Georgie
Natasha Leggero Annie
Rebecca Koon Lydia
Joshua Ormond Little Joey
L. Warren Young Jackson
Nelson Bonilla Pasha
Brian Oerly Goran
Jeff Chase Leka
Alec Rayme Misha
Randall P. Havens Dave
Chas Robert Skees Creative Executive #1
Dane Davenport Creative Executive #2
Raven Baker Creative Executive #3
Chelsea Hayes Female Kiss-Ass Executive
Kara Michele Wilder Gorgeous Woman
Briana Venskus Precious
Jwaundace Candece JaQuandae
Samuel Medina Tough Guy
Americus Abesamis Samoan Guy
Wilson Schwarz Mississippi Kid
Andrew Kochman Upset Kid
Hoke Faser 8th Grader
Ron Caldwell Ron
Ted Huckabee Father
Jackie Costello Wife #1
Joy Glover Walters Wife #2
Daniel Parvis Husband #1
Justin Miles Husband #2
Michael Scialabba Old Teammate #1
Matt Mangum Old Teammate #2
Desmond Phillips Mike
Corey Wright Paul
Rebecca Galarza Hot Bachelorette
Katie Deal Frozen Wife
Ryan Girard Frozen Husband
Jamie Moore Frozen Guy #1
Jamie Renell Frozen Guy #2
Michael McCormick Punk Skateboarder
Adam Rosenberg Dude #1
Elliott Dixon Dude #2
Allie Brown Bachelorette #1
Brittany Susko Bachelorette #2
Courtney Patterson Receptionist
Marc Farley Random Neighbor
Patricia Hammet Taylor Random Neighbor's Wife
Patricia French Police Clerk
Matt "Horshu" Wiese Pupa's Rival
Luke Greenfield Insanely Handsome Police Tech
Bob Jennings Basement Sergeant
Jessica Luza Clipboard Girl
Jason Pendergraft Officer Thomas
Patch Darragh Officer Kaplan
Bill Pankow Police Captain
Daniel Flores Tattooed Gangster
Antwan Mills Commercial Actor #1
Jennifer Stearns Commercial Actor #2
Mary Jo Catlett Old Lady
Collin Dennard Pizza Guy
Damon Sementilli Expensive Car Guy
Chen Tang The Real Chang

Technical Credits
Luke Greenfield Director,Producer,Screenwriter
William Arnold Production Designer
Christophe Beck Score Composer
Jason Blumenfeld Asst. Director
John Carrafa Choreography
Richard Crudo Cinematographer
Alexa L. Fogel Casting
Nancy Foy Casting
Jonathan S. Gaynor Sound Mixer
John Houlihan Musical Direction/Supervision
Christian Kaplan Casting
Simon Kinberg Producer
Nicholas C. Mastandrea Asst. Director
Debra McGuire Costumes/Costume Designer
Justin Miller Set Decoration/Design
Jake Monaco Score Composer
Timothy O'Brien Art Director
Daryn Okada Cinematographer
Bill Pankow Editor
Gary S. Rake Asst. Director
Lauren Rosenbloom Art Director
Jeremiah Samuels Executive Producer
Jon Schwartz Editor
Aditya Sood Executive Producer
Nicholas Thomas Executive Producer
Nicholas Thomas Screenwriter
Mark Weingarten Sound Mixer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Let's Be Cops
1. Scene 1 [1:58]
2. Scene 2 [1:36]
3. Scene 3 [3:49]
4. Scene 4 [3:46]
5. Scene 5 [2:32]
6. Scene 6 [3:54]
7. Scene 7 [2:20]
8. Scene 8 [3:06]
9. Scene 9 [3:37]
10. Scene 10 [4:43]
11. Scene 11 [1:52]
12. Scene 12 [6:12]
13. Scene 13 [1:58]
14. Scene 14 [3:03]
15. Scene 15 [4:13]
16. Scene 16 [3:41]
17. Scene 17 [:17]
18. Scene 18 [1:56]
19. Scene 19 [5:10]
20. Scene 20 [2:53]
21. Scene 21 [4:07]
22. Scene 22 [2:20]
23. Scene 23 [1:29]
24. Scene 24 [3:17]
25. Scene 25 [3:57]
26. Scene 26 [3:58]
27. Scene 27 [2:56]
28. Scene 28 [3:40]
29. Scene 29 [1:34]
30. Scene 30 [3:28]
31. Scene 31 [3:31]
32. Scene 32 [1:22]


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