After 9 years together on the police force, Jimmy Monroe (Bruce Willis) and Paul Hodges (Tracy Morgan) are still not thinking alike, especially when it comes to interrogating a perpetrator. The movie starts out with this partnership acting like an old married couple arguing about who should take the lead. As Hodges makes his stand he plays the part of an escaped prisoner, for the benefit of the perpetrator and ends up getting him to talk. The information he secured put the two cops on a stakeout to capture a drug dealer. The entire exercise is full of blunders and the undercover informant ends up losing his life in the process.
The damages done through the exercise earned the two friends a 30 day suspension and a lot of heckling from their fellow officers. After turning in their guns and badges, they left for a prearranged meeting with Jimmy's daughter and ex wife to talk about wedding plans. Without any means of earning a paycheck, thanks to his suspension, Jimmy must now come up with enough money to cover the wedding and the only way he knew how was to sell a valuable baseball card he had been saving. In the process of trying to convince his daughter that he would come through for her, the step father assured everyone he would cover expenses if he needed to.
The comedy lines are drawn in the sand as both Willis and Morgan sync in a manner that only they can. After discovering an empty champagne bottle in the trash Paul believes that his wife is cheating on him so he takes steps to catch her in the act by planting a camera in the bedroom. Even with the extensive action scenes as they try to retrieve a lost baseball card, the pair never miss a beat under the direction of Kevin Smith. Some names you might recognize are Sean Cullen (Captain Romans), Kevin Pollak (detective Hunsaker) and Guillermo Díaz as Poh Boy.
A while back, filmmaker Kevin Smith was kicked off of a Southwest Airlines flight because he was "too fat to fly"...that is, he needed to buy two seats as one was too small for him.
Since then, Smith has been on what he calls the "Southwest Diet", which he described in a tweet after the incident: "The @SouthwestAir diet. How it works: you're publicly shamed into a slimmer figure.