Cop and a Half: New Recruit

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"One Kid's Fantasy. One Cop's Nightmare."
  • PG
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 5.2  (885)

"Cop and a Half: New Recruit" is a 2017 family comedy film directed by Jonathan A. Rosenbaum and written by Scott Bindley. The movie stars Lou Diamond Phillips, Lulu Wilson, and Janet Kidder in leading roles. A reboot of the 1993 movie "Cop and a Half," this film follows an experienced detective and his new partner, a street-smart, tech-savvy 12-year-old girl, as they work together to solve a crime in their town.

In the movie, Lou Diamond Phillips plays the role of Detective Simmons, a veteran detective of the RHD (Robbery Homicide Division) in Tampa Bay, Florida. While on a stakeout, Simmons witnesses a businessman being kidnapped by a group of criminals who demand a ransom of 5 million dollars for his release. Simmons decides to investigate the case and teams up with his new partner, a spunky and smart 12-year-old girl named Karina Foley (Lulu Wilson).

Karina is a brilliant tech whiz who lives with her grandfather, who is a retired cop. She is obsessed with solving crimes and has created various gadgets to assist her in doing so. When a classmate is kidnapped, Karina takes it upon herself to investigate the case and stumbles upon the same gang who kidnapped the businessman. She becomes a key witness and joins forces with Detective Simmons to bring the culprits to justice.

As they work together on the case, Simmons and Karina learn to trust and respect each other. Karina proves to be invaluable to the investigation with her technical skills and street smarts. Her desire to prove herself to her grandfather, who does not believe that girls can be cops, drives her to take risks and go above and beyond in her work with Simmons.

The movie is a blend of action, adventure, and comedy that brings together two unlikely partners to solve a complex crime. The film's direction by Jonathan A. Rosenbaum is engaging, and Scott Bindley's script is full of humor and witty one-liners that will keep the audiences entertained throughout. The chemistry between the two leads, Lou Diamond Phillips and Lulu Wilson, is palpable and adds to the film's charm.

Apart from the lead actors, the supporting cast also excels in their roles. Janet Kidder plays the role of Tabitha, the leader of the gang, and delivers a menacing performance. The film also features excellent performances from actors such as Wallace Shawn, Giles Panton, and Reese Alexander.

The movie's production design and cinematography are very impressive. The film takes place in Tampa Bay, Florida, and the city's colorful visuals and landscapes are captured beautifully. The action scenes are choreographed well and showcase the physical abilities of the two leads.

Overall, "Cop and a Half: New Recruit" is a fun-filled movie that is perfect for family viewing. It has all the elements to keep the audiences engaged, including a great story, memorable characters, witty dialogues, action, and comedy. Rosenbaum and Bindley have successfully created a reboot that does justice to the original movie while also adding a fresh perspective. The movie's message of teamwork and empowerment to the youth is delivered subtly but effectively. It is recommended to those who like action-adventure films combined with elements of comedy and family drama.

Cop and a Half: New Recruit is a 2017 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2.

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  • Release Date
    2017
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 37 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.2  (885)