Cop and a Half

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"One kid's fantasy. One cop's nightmare."
  • PG
  • 1993
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 4.2  (9,213)

Cop and a Half is a 1993 American family-friendly comedy movie directed by Henry Winkler, based on the story by Arne Olsen. The film stars Burt Reynolds as a tough, no-nonsense cop named Nick McKenna. He is partnered with an 8-year-old boy named Devon Butler, played by Norman D. Golden II, who witnessed a murder and is willing to testify against the killer.

The movie is set in Tampa, Florida, and follows Nick McKenna as he is assigned to protect Devon Butler until the trial. McKenna is not pleased with this assignment, as he hates children and does not believe an 8-year-old boy can be of any help. Devon idolizes McKenna and is determined to become a cop just like him. When he learns that Nick is investigating a murder, he decides to become his partner and help him solve the case.

The movie starts with Devon witnessing a murder and running away from the scene. He accidentally bumps into Nick, who happens to be there at that time. Nick takes the boy to the station to get some information from him, but Devon can only tell him that he saw the killer's face.

The killer finds out that Devon witnessed the murder and attempts to kill him. This leads to Nick and Devon going on the run, and the movie transforms into a fun-filled adventure. Nick is chased by the killer and his gang, and Devon proves to be more useful than Nick thought. Devon uses his knowledge of police procedures to help Nick solve the case, and the two form an unlikely bond.

As the movie progresses, Nick realizes that he has underestimated Devon's abilities and starts to trust him. Devon, on the other hand, idolizes Nick and hopes to become his partner someday. The movie features many comedic moments, and the chemistry between Burt Reynolds and Norman D. Golden II is a pleasure to watch.

Ruby Dee played the role of Rachel, Nick's mother, who is ashamed of her son's occupation and wants him to quit the police force. Rachel is a strong character who is not afraid to speak her mind and has a great impact on the development of the story.

The film's action scenes are well choreographed, and the movie has an excellent soundtrack that perfectly complements the action on screen. Cop and a Half is a movie that will make you laugh, thrill and warm your heart. It is an excellent movie for families to watch together, with a perfect mix of comedy, romance, and action.

The movie is not just about solving a mystery but is also about how an unlikely partnership between a cop and a child can lead to something beautiful. The movie portrays the message that no matter how frail or young someone is, they can make a difference and that the world needs all kinds of heroes.

In conclusion, Cop and a Half is a classic family-friendly comedy-action movie that will leave you feeling entertained and satisfied. The movie has great performances from the lead actors, a well-developed storyline, and plenty of action, comedy, and heart. It is a must-watch movie for anyone who loves a good old fashioned cop-buddy movie with a twist.

Cop and a Half is a 1993 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.2.

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    4.2  (9,213)