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Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

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When a shopping mall is taken over by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to a mild-mannered security guard to save the day.

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Steve Carr
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin James ... Paul Blart
Keir O'Donnell ... Veck Simms
Jayma Mays ... Amy
Raini Rodriguez ... Maya
Shirley Knight ... Mom
Stephen Rannazzisi ... Stuart
Peter Gerety ... Chief Brooks
Bobby Cannavale ... Cmdr. James Kent
Adam Ferrara ... Sergeant Howard
Jamal Mixon ... Leon
Adhir Kalyan ... Pahud
Erick Avari ... Vijay
Gary Valentine ... Karaoke Singer
Allen Covert ... Jerky Security Guy
Mike Vallely ... Rudolph
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Storyline

Paul Blart is a mild-mannered man who works as a security guard in a New Jersey mall. For years, he has applied to become a cop, but he always fails the physical exam because he has hypogmycemia and tends to pass out when his blood sugar is low. One day, a gang of organized criminals put the mall under siege and take hostages. Blart becomes trapped inside, and because of his sense of duty, refuses to leave. He thus becomes the police department's eyes on the inside and attempts to stop the criminals on his own. Written by J. Rieper

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Now, Help Is On The Way. Until Then, There's Paul Blart. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some violence, mild crude and suggestive humor, and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site | Sony

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mall Cop See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,832,636, 18 January 2009

Gross USA:

$146,336,178

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$183,293,131
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gary Valentine is featured as the singer at the karaoke bar, a reference to Comedy Central Presents: Gary Valentine (2001) where he gets the audience clapping on beat to start the show and approaches the microphone, only to punchline it with, "Man, I wish I could sing. This would be the perfect time!" See more »

Goofs

In American Joe's, after Paul gets drunk he spills some of the margarita from the pitcher on his pants, which you can clearly see as he climbs over people on his way to Amy. The wet part of his pants appears to have completely dried while he's dancing to "She's a Little Runaway" within one minute later. Pants don't dry that fast, especially without some sort of effort to help things along. See more »

Quotes

Paul Blart: If you remember one thing from today, it's this: the mind is the only weapon that doesn't need a holster.
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

The film was originally shown to the UK censors, the BBFC, in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive a '12A' classification but that the requested 'PG' certificate could be achieved by making changes in two scenes. In particular, the BBFC suggested that the lid of a sun bed slammed onto a character several times be reduced; and that an extended fight sequence also be reduced to remove some of the strongest blows. In this scene specifically, it was suggested that a blow to the face with a skateboard and dialogue which introduces and emphasises a headbutt be removed. When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal classification, these reductions had been made and the film was classified 'PG'. See more »

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Spoofs First Blood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

The Twelve Days of Christmas
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Traditional, arranged by Frederic Austin
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Likable cast, but simply NOT funny. Whole film falls flat
16 January 2009 | by bopdogSee all my reviews

I was set for a goofy and silly comedy, but wound up being disappointed. This movie had a very good cast--- all of the actors are competent and likable. The film's big problem was that it simply was not funny. It wasn't even interesting. Do note the film was not bad. It was not a disgrace or anything like that. The basic idea is a good one, and could have resulted in a great night out. Don't know what happened, or why, but the jokes didn't work. The set-ups fell flat. The otherwise likable people and potentially interesting scenarios never went anywhere.

A few of the running gags were OK--- such as the motorized wheel things being used as the quasi-cop chase vehicles. But having the portly fellow try to pull a crippled man in a motorized wheelchair over (for what? He was going 1/2 mile an hour) on one of those "copped-out" wheely things simply did not fly. No spark. Flat. Zilch. Nada.


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