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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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Safety Never Takes A Holiday. See more »

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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:

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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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When Paul found the Box with the stolen Statue, a wrong German ZIP Code on the box is visible: 60594 belongs to Frankfurt am Main and Not to Hamburg. See more »

Goofs

The movie is supposed to be set on Black Friday (November 27) 2009, but stores such as Limited Too, KB Toys and The Sharper Image make appearances in the West Orange Pavilion Mall. Limited Too was discontinued and changed to "Justice" in August 2008, KB Toys went out of business 9 months before the movie's events, and The Sharper Image discontinued its retail stores in December 2008 (the movie was apparently filmed in February to April 2008.) See more »

Quotes

[First Line]
Drill Instructor: Alright you have all completed the written exam, however, you must now pass the obsticle coarse to be admitted into the training program. And remember: Survive this and you are on front lines of keeping New Jersey safe.
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The UK DVD restores some violence but retains some of the cinema cuts. See more »

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Isn't there room in this world anymore for a big,,affable lug?
19 January 2009 | by Mike_NogaSee all my reviews

This movie is getting a surprising amount of hate and I don't know why. There is very little in the way of violence, even less in the way of sex and even the gross-out jokes are kept way below what is usually the minimum level for comedies lately. The bad guys get around the mall with mountain bikes, skate boards and by utilizing some impressive parkour moves. Clearly this movie was meant for the PG crowd and in that it succeeds. It's a nice clean family comedy that everyone can attend and enjoy. There were lots of families in the theater when I saw this movie and they all seemed to have a pretty good time. They laughed and giggled and there was very little of the bored chatter you hear sometimes at kids/family movies.

I was thinking a little about the John Candy movie Summer Rental after I saw this. Candy played a few different roles in films before he did Summer Rental but that movie is where you see the classic John Candy affable lug character that kind of served as a template for most of his following roles. His characters were usually some variation of that, he did it well and people loved it. Kevin James has a similar likable quality and I'm hoping that maybe he picks up the Easy Going mantle where John Candy left it.

To paraphrase Paul Blart himself, "Don't write this movie off." Like I said, there were plenty of scenes that had both kids and adults laughing together. Isn't it worth at least the price of a matinée ticket to laugh for a while with your kids?


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