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"THE OTHER GUYS"
(2010) (Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg) (PG-13)

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Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
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Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
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Imitative
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Jump
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Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
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Smoking Tense Family
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QUICK TAKE:
Action-Comedy: A couple of mismatched desk cops look to make a name for themselves by busting a white collar crime ring.
PLOT:
Allen Gamble (WILL FERRELL) and Terry Hoitz (MARK WAHLBERG) are New York desk cops who quarrel frequently as rival cops Martin (ROB RIGGLE) and Fosse (DAMON WAYANS JR.) and superstar detectives Highsmith (SAMUEL L. JACKSON) and Danson (DWAYNE "THE ROCK" JOHNSON) take to the streets and solve crimes.

Allen prefers desk duty and paperwork, because his doting wife, Sheila (EVA MENDES), fears for his safety and he fears his aggressive, dark side will come out if he is put on the street to do real police work. Terry, meanwhile, misses the action dearly. He is saddled to a chair and a computer after accidentally shooting one of New York's top sports stars. He can't stand Allen's chipper attitude and lame '70s and '80s music.

Allen, though, is gifted with numbers and accounting and stumbles on a white-collar crime ring in which he suspects a billionaire investor (STEVE COOGAN) is attempting to defraud New York's lottery system of billions of dollars in order to cover bad investments he made on behalf of a menagerie of shady groups and individuals. Terry decides to partner with him as a means of getting his rank and respect back. It's ultimately up to both cops to convince their commander, Gene Mauch (MICHAEL KEATON), to let them pursue the case, despite pressure from their police superiors.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens will be drawn to the film's action and comedy elements.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For crude and sexual content, language, violence and some drug material.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • WILL FERRELL plays a mild-mannered, bookish desk cop who prefers to remain at the station doing paper work for other officers than be out on the street enforcing the laws. However, he's really afraid that if he does real police work, his aggressive "dark side" will come out. His past includes a brief stint as a pimp in college in which he adopted the domineering alter ego "Gator." He disrespects his very pretty, very smart wife out of a feeling of inadequacy, but he really loves her. Beautiful women are strangely attracted to him, but he barely notices. When he is stressed, he drinks alcohol to comic effect. He can be violent when pushed too far and swears often. But he is rather a naïve and innocent man at heart.
  • MARK WAHLBERG plays a disgraced police detective assigned to desk duty after accidentally shooting a major New York sports star in a stadium passageway. He has relationship problems and thinks his ex-girlfriend may be a stripper (she's really a ballet dancer). He is prone to violent outbursts, swears frequently, and is a social drinker. He is a casual bigot also, taking pokes at homosexuals and African-Americans.
  • MICHAEL KEATON plays their police commander, who is frequently exasperated by his detectives' irrational behavior and erratic job performances. He openly proclaims that he has a bisexual son. He also moonlights as a manager at a Bed Bath & Beyond store. He swears often.
  • ROB RIGGLE and DAMON WAYANS JR. play rival cops of Terry and Allen who are constantly disrespectful of their abilities as police officers and make fun of their job performance on a daily basis. They dream of being hero cops and display a lot of false bravado.
  • SAMUEL L. JACKSON and DWAYNE JOHNSON play "superstar cops" who solve crimes and capture criminals with great style and flair, often getting involved in citywide car chases, spectacular shootouts, and other crazy stunts. They are beloved by the Manhattan media and brag openly of the sexual conquests and other debauchery they get into as a result of their celebrity status.
  • STEVE COOGAN plays a crooked billionaire investor who seeks to defraud the New York lottery system and ultimately the police officers' pension fund in order to funnel money to various groups and organizations he owes billions to.
  • EVA MENDES plays Allen's remarkably beautiful, very smart doctor wife. She basically laughs off all the times Allen is dismissive of her looks, her clothes, her cooking, and so forth and loves him intensely. We learn through dialogue that she is adventurous sexually. She is a social drinker, too.
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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    The following is a brief summary of the content found in this action-comedy that has been rated PG-13. Profanity consists of at least 1 referenced "f" word and at least 25 heard "s" words, while other expletives and colorful phrases are also uttered. Sexually related dialogue, humor and material are present in various scenes.

    Violence consists of people being wounded or killed by largely bloodless gunfire, while others are manhandled, punched, or threatened with weapons. Two characters accidentally jump to their deaths from a New York high-rise, while another character intentionally commits suicide in this manner. The violence is mostly played for comic effect, but some of these scenes and moments of potential peril could prove unsettling and/or suspenseful for those viewers expecting more of a straight-up comedy.

    Bad attitudes are present throughout, as is a lot of potentially imitative behavior and various thematic elements. The film's main crime caper involves white-collar crime, and the end credits lay out in concise, but surprisingly thorough detail the inner workings of a Ponzi scheme and other illegal activity of this type that victimize investors. Drinking is present throughout, as is some drug-related material.

    If you're still concerned about the film and its appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home who may be interested in seeing it, we suggest that you take a closer look at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • We learn at a press conference that the opening car chase and shootout involving Highsmith and Danson was over just a quarter-pound of marijuana.
  • Allen drives too fast to a crime scene, crashes through a police barricade, and into a large supply of confiscated cocaine. The powdery drug is visible on Allen's Prius for several scenes afterward. Seeing this, Martin jokes, "It looks like Scarface sneezed on your car."
  • Sheila serves wine at dinner with Allen and Terry.
  • Terry describes a case as "heating up faster than a junkie's spoon."
  • Terry and Allen are served Arnold Palmers at the house of one of Allen's former girlfriends. Her husband announces that her drink is the only one with vodka in it.
  • Terry looks at his girlfriend's African-American dance partner and asks, "Are you running around with this crack dealer?"
  • Terry and Allen have drinks at an Irish pub in which multiple customers are shown drinking beer and other spirits.
  • Terry and Allen let off some steam in a bar. A long tracking shot is then executed in perpetual freeze-frame showing the two men consuming large quantities of beer and other spirits as other customers are also shown enjoying alcoholic beverages.
  • Sheila's wife serves him wine with dinner.
  • A depressed Allen drinks whiskey straight from the bottle. When that's too hard for him, he then swigs from a bottle of lemonade.
  • It is revealed that a man who committed suicide was forced by Roger and his cohorts to drink a large quantity of gin beforehand.
  • Terry and his girlfriend share a dinner with wine.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • Terry yells at Allen that "even the sound of your piss is feminine."
  • Terry tells Allen, "Your farts sound like a baby blowing out a candle."
  • To break up an argument, Gene tells Terry and Roger, "Shake your d*cks. This pissing contest is over."
  • Allen recalls the first time he met his wife, a doctor, was when he was admitted into the emergency room at the hospital where she worked with poison ivy on his rectum.
  • A CSI team finds a used condom in the back of Allen's Prius when looking for evidence.
  • Terry's nose is shown bleeding soon after a strip shopping center explodes just a few feet in front of him.
  • While Allen roughs up Ershon, he screams at him: "I will make you eat a plate of human sh*t!"
  • Allen is shown urinating from atop a bar's pool table.
  • A hung-over Allen vomits hard into a trash can.
  • Allen spits out his food at the dinner table and then tells Sheila that the braised short ribs she just made him taste like a dog's sphincter.
  • Terry says he admires a co-worker who can urinate into a urinal from 20 feet away.
  • We briefly see Allen nursing a bloody arm wound after being shot.
  • While multiple people get shot and at least three jump from tall buildings and are shown landing on the pavement below, little to no blood is shown to preserve the PG-13 rating.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Highsmith and Danson get into a running gun battle with a trio of Rastas during an opening car chase without any thought to the numerous pedestrians and motorists on the streets of New York.
  • At a news conference on the steps of their police station, it is revealed that the car chase caused the city $12 million in damage, to which Highsmith and Danson shrug and then mug to the adoring crowd gathered.
  • In the squad room, Highsmith and Danson regard all of the other cops as their inferiors, pawning off their paperwork and openly screaming at Allen and Terry to shut up.
  • Almost every major character in the film, with the exception of Sheila, tells the chatty Allen to "Shut up!" during the course of the film.
  • Terry screams at Allen in the squad room for being so upbeat and chipper, even calling into question his masculinity.
  • Gene tells one of his cops that is wife is "thick, ugly, and has Danson's fingerprints all over her."
  • At a support group, one cop brags obnoxiously about the shooting he was involved in.
  • Terry throws a cup of coffee at Allen, messing up his dress shirt and causing him to yell in pain.
  • Martin and Fosse goad Allen into firing his gun in the squad room, calling it a "desk pop" and telling him lies that everyone has done it and that it's actually a rite of passage for those new to the squad room.
  • Terry and Fosse get into a fight at the funeral of two cops. It's played for comic effect as the two try to fight each other as quietly as possible as other cops form a circle around them, whispering and goading them on.
  • Terry scoffs at Allen's choice of vehicle, a Toyota Prius, calling his masculinity into question. He goes on to tell him, "I feel we are literally driving around in a vagina."
  • Terry goes to tell Allen that his flatulence is not manly either, saying that it sounds like a baby blowing out a candle every time he breaks wind.
  • Ershon brags about owning 18 Lamborghini sports cars.
  • Terry pulls a gun on Allen and forces him to come on a ride-along. As he leads him out of the squad room and through the hallways of the police station, no cop helps.
  • Martin and Fosse call Terry and Allen a couple of "tampons on wheels."
  • Terry doesn't like Allen's choice of music, the Little River Band, so he throws his CD out the window.
  • Terry tells Allen how badly he wants to punch him in the face.
  • Terry can't believe such an attractive woman as Sheila would ever fall for a man who looks like Allen. He even flat-out asks Sheila at dinner, "Why are you with him?!"
  • Allen is openly disrespectful to his wife, criticizing her cooking, her appearance, and other attributes. At one point, he tells Terry she is a "world-class bitch." Later, Terry reveals that he only tears her down because he feels inadequate being married to someone so beautiful, smart, supportive, and seemingly perfect.
  • At the end of the evening, Terry hugs Sheila longer than he should have.
  • A former girlfriend of Allen's who recalls in front of her current husband the great sex she once had with Allen.
  • The woman calls Terry "Telly" even though he just told her his name.
  • It is learned that Ershon's plan has been to falsify financial records and use state lottery money to cover bad investments he made on behalf of wealthy investors.
  • Terry shows up at his girlfriend's ballet class and accuses her of being a stripper.
  • Terry shows off some surprisingly good ballet dance moves, then confides in Allen that he learned them to make fun of the "queer guys" in his neighborhood as a kid.
  • Terry looks at his girlfriend's African-American dance partner and asks, "Are you running around with this crack dealer?"
  • Terry throws a coffee mug that Allen has just given him out a car window while the car is in motion, and we hear a brief screech of tires and a car horn behind them.
  • Terry says he'll take good care of Allen's wife when he dies.
  • Terry calls the British-accented Ershon "Andrew Lloyd Webber."
  • Ershon bribes Terry and Allen repeatedly with theater and New York Knicks tickets. Terry and Allen accept multiple times only to realize they've been bribed and return to Ershon's office the next day.
  • Terry threatens to beat Ershon up unless he confesses. He and Allen then rough him up in his office, causing much damage to the furniture and other items.
  • After rendering Terry and Allen unconscious, Roger and his cohorts steal the two cops' shoes and put them on a train out west.
  • Martin and Fosse make sure Terry and Allen see a doctored photo they made that depict them clothed, but with an X over their crotches.
  • Gene takes away Allen's wooden gun and replaces it with a rape whistle, further emasculating him.
  • Pedestrians and other random bystanders are shown snapping photos of a man who has climbed out on a ledge and is threatening to commit suicide.
  • A frustrated Terry yells at a random coworker, calling him a "worthless piece of sh*t."
  • Allen spits out his food at the dinner table and then tells Sheila that the braised short ribs she just made him taste like a dog's sphincter.
  • When his wife tells Allen that she is a pregnant, he immediately demands to know who the father is.
  • A long tracking shot in perpetual freeze frame shows all of the debauchery a drunk Terry and Allen get into at a bar, including shooting their guns, letting others shoot their guns, biting a priest, and urinating atop a pool table.
  • Busted down to traffic duty, Terry kicks a cab as it is driving by.
  • Ershon strokes the hair of a female co-worker, calling her hairstyle "sexy, but serious."
  • Allen and Terry both say pretty much all the wrong things on a loud speaker to a man contemplating suicide. Things like "No one down here thinks you have the balls to jump" and so forth.
  • It is learned that Ershon is scheming to transfer billions from the New York police officers' pension fund to pay off the remainder of his debt to a host of shady people and groups.
  • Allen steals a car from the police impound lot and drives it through a gate.
  • Allen and Sheila use an elderly relative to act as a go-between when it is clear their house is being monitored. They make her say very graphic sexual things.
  • Martin and Fosse are shown giving a career-day talk to a classroom full of elementary school students. They irresponsibly pass their guns and tasers around the class for the kids to see and feel. They also tell the kids that their job could turn into a "bloodbath" at any time and that the best way to avoid arrest is to "not be black or Hispanic."
  • Martin and Fosse take a young girl with them as they respond to the running gun battle Terry and Allen find themselves in on the streets of New York. As Martin maneuvers the car taking hard right and left turns, we see the little girl in the backseat being flung hard from one side of the vehicle to the other, screaming and crying (done to comical effect).
  • Terry eventually marries his girlfriend and a voiceover narration tells us he played the harp at his own nuptials having learned it as a child to make fun of a neighborhood "fairy," meaning a homosexual.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • None. Even the violent confrontations in the film have a comic element to them that defuses any potential scare factor.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • The film's production company, Gary Sanchez Productions, prominently features a gun in its on-screen logo.
  • Highsmith and Danson exchange gunfire with three Rastas during an opening car chase. The cops fire police-issued service weapons, while the crooks fire automatic rifles.
  • At a support group, one cop brags obnoxiously about the shooting he was involved in. Terry then relates the story of when he shot a famous New York sports star by mistake and we see him pull the gun in a flashback sequence.
  • Martin and Fosse goad Allen into firing his gun in the squad room. Cops immediately respond with guns drawn.
  • Gene confiscates Allen's service weapon and gives him a fake wooden gun as a disciplinary action.
  • A priest delivers a eulogy in which he hopes that the deceased cops get to take their ".357s to Heaven" and clean up any crime up there.
  • Wahlberg pulls a gun on Allen and forces him to come on a ride-along.
  • Roger and his team point multiple guns at Terry and Allen after they mistakenly believe they are kidnapping Ershon.
  • Gene is shown handling his gun in an irresponsible manner when alone in his office.
  • Roger and his cohorts use taser guns to incapacitate Terry and Allen.
  • Allen and Terry get drunk at a local bar and shoot their guns off inside and let at least one other customer fire their weapons.
  • Gene gives Allen his firearm back when Allen shows him his Gator dark-side.
  • Allen shoots his gun inside of Terry's apartment.
  • Terry's apartment prominently displays the poster to the movie "Cobra" with Sylvester Stallone wielding a large gun.
  • A financial board meeting turns into a massive gun battle when Allen and Terry threaten to arrest Ershon.
  • Terry exchanges gunfire with attackers on motorcycles and a man shooting a machine gun from a pursuing helicopter.
  • Martin and Fosse irresponsibly pass their guns and tasers around a classroom full of elementary school students.
  • Terry and Allen draw their guns in a Wall Street office as Roger draws his.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "Thanks for the F shack," "Sh*t!" "Oh, sh*t!" "Holy sh*t!" "Did someone call 9-1-1-Holy Sh*t?" "You gotta be sh*tting me," "That sh*t was crazy," "I'm gonna beat the sh*t out of you!" "Cut the sh*t!" "Lock that sh*t down," "She looks kind of sh*tty," "You don't think I can do this sh*t?" "That's a sh*tty day," "Don't do that sh*t anymore," "I call bullsh*t on that one," "Don't bullsh*t me!" "This is a sh*thole," "I will make you eat a plate of human sh*t!" "You piece of sh*t!" "You're a worthless piece of sh*t!" "You scumbag piece of sh*t," "You're scaring the sh*t out of me," "Dog sh*t," "Gator don't play no sh*t!" "Gator's bitches better be using Jimmies!" "You d*ck," "Shake your d*cks. This pissing contest is over." "Some rich pr*ck," "I hope you like prison food … and penis!" "Do you feel that tingling in your balls?" "I can feel that tingling in my balls," "No one down here thinks you have the balls to jump," "You two tampons on wheels," "Like a Viagra pill with a face," "Your wife is scalding hot!" "I just want to go somewhere and breast feed!" "Walk the plank or take your panties off!" "I'm gonna do you grandpa style," "Damn it!" "Damn it, Bob!" "G-damn it, let me finish!" "Ass up," "A-hole," "These braised short ribs taste like a dog's a-hole," "Cut the crap," "Peace out, bitches," "That little short bitch from 'Jersey Shore,'" "Game over, bitches," "Son of a bitch!" "My wife is a world-class bitch," "Punk-ass bitch," "What the hell are you doing?" "Shut up!" "Shut your face," "Even the sound of your piss is feminine," "Douche bag," "Ball busters," "Moron," "Idiot," "Queer," "Ferry," "You monkeys," "You Windsor-knot wearing monkey," "This jerk-off," "Look at those two Jamokes," "You're dressed like a hobo," "It's heating up faster than a junkie's spoon," "Are you an idiot or are you deaf?" "Are you running around with this crack dealer?" and "That sucks."
  • The violence, stunts and other action might be enticing for some kids to try to imitate.
  • Danson rides on the roof of a speeding car, enjoying the thrill of it.
  • Danson sports a large tattoo on one of his biceps.
  • Throughout the film, characters drive at excessively high rates of speed whether in pursuit of criminals or not.
  • Terry trashes the squad room in frustration, breaking a computer and other office items.
  • Terry throws a cup of coffee all over Allen's torso, causing him to yell in pain.
  • Two characters leap from the roof of a tall building thinking they can make it if they land in the bushes below. They miscalculate, land on the pavement instead, and are killed instantly. The scene is played for comic effect, so no gore.
  • Terry and Fosse get into a fight at the funeral of two cops. It's played for comic effect as the two try to fight each other as quietly as possible as other cops form a circle around them, whispering and goading them on.
  • Terry scoffs at Allen's choice of vehicle, a Toyota Prius, calling his masculinity into question. He goes on to tell him, "I feel we are literally driving around in a vagina."
  • Terry goes to tell Allen that his flatulence is not manly either, saying that it sounds like a baby blowing out a candle every time he breaks wind.
  • Ershon brags about owning 18 Lamborghini sports cars.
  • Terry pulls a gun on Allen and forces him to come on a ride-along. As he leads him out of the squad room and through the hallways of the police station, no cop helps.
  • Martin and Fosse call Terry and Allen a couple of "tampons on wheels."
  • Terry doesn't like Allen's choice of music, the Little River Band, so he throws his CD out the window.
  • Allen is openly disrespectful to his wife, criticizing her cooking, her appearance, and other attributes.
  • Terry tells Allen that his wife is "scalding hot."
  • Terry looks at his girlfriend's African-American dance partner and asks, "Are you running around with this crack dealer?"
  • Terry throws a coffee mug that Allen has just given him out a car window while the car is in motion, and we hear a brief screech of tires and a car horn behind them.
  • Ershon is shown watching a pornographic movie at his desk at work.
  • Terry calls the British-accented Ershon "Andrew Lloyd Webber."
  • Ershon bribes Terry and Allen repeatedly with theater and New York Knicks tickets. Terry and Allen accept multiple times only to realize they've been bribed and return to Ershon's office the next day.
  • Terry threatens to beat Ershon up unless he confesses. He and Allen then rough him up in his office.
  • Gene is shown handling his gun in an irresponsible manner when alone in his office.
  • Allen spits out his food at the dinner table and then tells Sheila that the braised short ribs she just made him taste like a dog's sphincter.
  • Multiple bar patrons are shown with tattoos.
  • A long tracking shot in perpetual freeze frame shows all of the debauchery a drunk Terry and Allen get into at a bar, including shooting their guns, letting others shoot their guns, biting a priest, and urinating atop a pool table.
  • Busted down to traffic duty, Terry kicks a cab as it is driving by.
  • Allen shoots his gun inside of Terry's apartment.
  • Martin and Fosse laugh heartily at Terry and Allen after they have been demoted.
  • Ershon strokes the hair of a female co-worker, calling her hairstyle "sexy, but serious."
  • Martin and Fosse make sure Terry and Allen see a doctored photo they made that depict them clothed, but with an X over their crotches.
  • Terry angrily destroys his work computer.
  • Terry says he admires a co-worker who can urinate into a urinal from 20 feet away.
  • Pedestrians and other random bystanders are show snapping photos of a man who has climbed out on a ledge and is threatening to commit suicide.
  • Allen steals a car from the police impound lot and drives it through a gate.
  • Martin and Fosse are shown giving a career-day talk to a classroom full of elementary school students. They irresponsibly pass their guns and tasers around the class for the kids to see and feel. They also tell the kids that their job could turn into a "bloodbath" at any time and that the best way to avoid arrest is to "not be black or Hispanic."
  • Martin and Fosse take a young girl with them as they respond to the running gun battle Terry and Allen find themselves in on the streets of New York. As Martin maneuvers the car taking hard right and left turns, we see the little girl in the backseat being flung hard from one side of the vehicle to the other, screaming and crying (done to comical effect).
  • JUMP SCENES
  • A strip shopping center that Allen and Terry are walking up to suddenly explodes.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • A moderate amount of tense and intense music occurs throughout the film, mostly during the action sequences.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • At an Irish pub, Allen joins a group of singers crooning a sad, old Irish tune about a girl having consensual group sex.
  • Allen and Sheila remember the first time they met when he was admitted to her emergency room, and they tearfully sing a song called "Pimps Don't Cry."
  • A studio-produced version of "Pimps Don't Cry" plays over the end credits.
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 1 implied "f" word (used sexually: "Thanks for the F shack"), 36 "s" words, 4 slang terms for sex ("bang" and variations of "do"), 3 slang terms used for male genitals ("d*ck," "pr*ck"), 11 asses (3 used with "hole"), 6 hells, 5 S.O.B.s, 3 damns, 2 craps, 3 uses of "Oh my God" and 1 use each of "G-damn" and "God, no."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • Highsmith and Danson brag about all of the sex with women they have had and will be having as a result of their cop heroics, mentioning that "little short bitch from 'Jersey Shore'" among their conquests.
  • Gene tells one of his cops that is wife is "thick, ugly, and has Danson's fingerprints all over her."
  • During a rambling, comic discussion in which Allen and Terry liken themselves to sharks and tuna and lions, the phrase "bang your tuna girlfriend" is uttered.
  • After a cop gets done bragging about the shooting he was involved in, a therapist asks how it made him feel. His reply: "Like a Viagra pill with a face!"
  • Gene mentions on at least two occasions that his son is exploring his bisexuality.
  • Terry scoffs at Allen's choice of vehicle, a Toyota Prius, calling his masculinity into question. He goes on to tell him, "I feel we are literally driving around in a vagina."
  • Martin and Fosse call Terry and Allen a couple of "tampons on wheels."
  • Terry refers to the excitement of being a cop on the trail of a bad guy as "that tingling in your balls."
  • Allen tells Terry that he became "aroused" when driving fast.
  • Roger tells Terry and Allen that he greatly enjoys the small dimples above a woman's buttocks.
  • To break up an argument, Gene tells Terry and Roger, "Shake your d*cks. This pissing contest is over."
  • Sheila's dress at dinner displays cleavage.
  • Sheila refers to her breasts as "my little sugar breasts" and tells Terry that she presents them to Allen each morning before he leaves for work and tells him they will be there waiting for him to return.
  • Allen learns that a group of homeless men had an orgy in his Prius, even leaving behind a used condom and a note that reads: "Thanks for the F shack."
  • Allen and Terry visit a former girlfriend of Allen's who recalls in front of her current husband the great sex she once had with Allen, stating that she did things in bed with Allen that she has done with no other man. She then attacks him in the kitchen and implores him to get physical with her.
  • After Terry and Allen have exited the house, they drive some distance and stop to consider the evidence they gathered. From behind, the ex-girlfriend's husband comes running up to the car yelling, "Come back here and make love to my wife!"
  • Terry tells Allen that his wife is "scalding hot."
  • Terry mistakenly thinks that his girlfriend is a striptease dancer and that her ballet class is a strip club.
  • Allen gives Terry the gift of a coffee mug that has the words "FBI - Female Body Inspector" on it.
  • At an Irish pub, Allen joins a group of singers crooning a sad, old Irish tune about a girl having consensual group sex.
  • After a strip mall explodes, Terry lies on the ground yelling, "I just want to go somewhere and breast feed!"
  • Ershon is shown watching a pornographic movie at his desk at work. We don't see any footage, but we hear a randy pirate say, "Walk the plank or take your panties off!"
  • Allen remembers his time in college when he worked as a pimp, arranging sexual trysts for his female friends in need of money. He eventually takes on the persona of a '70s-era pimp named "Gator."
  • Sheila tries to soothe a dejected Allen with an offer of lovemaking.
  • Martin and Fosse make sure Terry and Allen see a doctored photo they made that depict them clothed, but with an X over their crotches.
  • Ershon strokes the hair of a female co-worker, calling her hairstyle "sexy, but serious."
  • Allen asks Sheila to meet him at that spot where they "did it" three Halloweens ago.
  • Allen and Sheila use an elderly relative to act as a go-between when it is clear their house is being monitored. So, they make the woman say graphic sexual things, including Allen wanting Sheila "on top" and "bucking like a Bronco," Sheila wanting to suck Allen's thumb and stare at each other without blinking while having sex. She also makes mention of the two licking the sweat off each other, engaging in a three-day sex marathon, and them doing it so hard that Sheila will walk wrong for some time after. The woman draws the line at "using a mannequin hand and a razor."
  • When Terry sees Sheila dressed as an elderly woman, he promises to "do you grandpa style" and to have sex with her so hard she'll break a hip.
  • Upon one bad guy's arrest, Fosse calls out to the criminal, "I hope you like prison food … and penis."
  • SMOKING
  • None.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • Allen suspects his wife of cheating on him when she tells him she's pregnant, causing the two to argue and Allen being asked to leave.
  • Allen and Sheila use an elderly relative as a go-between to deliver lewd, sexual messages. The woman bristles each time and eventually refuses to say what they want her to say.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • White collar crime.
  • Ponzi schemes.
  • The conventions of the buddy-cop genre.
  • Proper gun handling.
  • VIOLENCE
  • Highsmith and Danson engage in a running gun battle and car chase with three Rastas. The sequence starts off with Danson atop the bad guys' Cadillac Escalade. But he is soon forced to jump from that roof to the hood of Highsmith's unmarked police car. Many shots are exchanged, causing damage to Highsmith's car and siren and resulting in additional vehicle crashes around them. At one point, the hood of the police car flips up and obscures Highsmith's vision while driving at a high rate of speed. He eventually crashes into a New York City tour bus, which Danson commandeers to continue the pursuit. One of the Rastas eventually gets fed up with the chase, stops the car, and the three make a stand shooting at the bus with Highsmith and Danson's car still wedged into the bus. Danson brings the bus to a screeching halt, turning its wheels, and propelling their car out the bus' side, into the air and through the building behind the three gun-toting Rastas. The ground floor explodes, knocking out the three crooks.
  • At a support group meeting, one cop excitedly relates the details of the shooting he was involved in.
  • Terry has a flashback in which he shoots one of New York's most famous sports stars in the darkened passageway of Yankee Stadium.
  • A frustrated Terry violently trashes the police squad room, knocking over furniture, papers and other items.
  • Terry throws a cup of coffee all over Allen's torso, causing him to yell in pain.
  • Thieves use a giant wrecking ball first to knock over an SUV, then slam into the front façade of a Manhattan jewelry store. Highsmith and Danson respond and are first on the scene. The criminals fire machine guns at the two, forcing them to take cover. A foot chase ensues and Danson is able to confirm that some of the crooks used a special military zip line to repel from a building's rooftop to the street below and thus elude capture.
  • Two characters leap from the roof of a tall building thinking they can make it if they land in the bushes below. They miscalculate, land on the pavement instead, and are killed instantly. The scene is played for comic effect, so no gore.
  • Terry shoves Allen hard at one point.
  • Terry and Fosse get into a fight at the funeral of two cops. It's played for comic effect as the two try to fight each other as quietly as possible as other cops form a circle around them, whispering and goading them on. Punches are exchanged and the two end up tussling and wrestling each other to the floor until Gene breaks it up.
  • Terry pulls a gun on Allen and forces him to come on a ride-along.
  • Allen hits Terry hard in the face with the butt of his wooden gun.
  • Allen drives too fast to a crime scene, crashes through a police barricade, and into a large supply of confiscated cocaine.
  • Terry tells Allen how badly he wants to punch him in the face.
  • A team of gun-toting security personnel crashes into Allen's car, draws guns on both Allen and Terry, and roughly pulls Ershon out of Allen's car and puts him into their own.
  • Terry has to be restrained from getting into fisticuffs with Roger.
  • A former girlfriend of Allen's physically attacks him in her kitchen, imploring him to get physical with her.
  • Allen and Terry walk up to a strip shopping center that suddenly explodes and propels them several feet in the air to land hard on their backs.
  • Allen and Terry comically rough Ershon up in his office, manhandling him, tackling him, and slamming him down hard on his desk causing much damage to the office in the process.
  • Terry and Allen are attacked leaving Ershon's office by black-helmeted motorcyclists wielding batons. Terry gets hit in the back of the legs with one of the batons. But he recovers to throw one of the attackers off his bike. He rips the helmet off another and throws it at the man driving by, causing him to crash. Roger, though, is able to sneak up behind both Terry and Allen and use a taser to incapacitate both cops.
  • A long tracking shot in perpetual freeze frame shows all of the debauchery a drunk Terry and Allen get into at a bar, including shooting their guns and biting a priest.
  • Busted down to traffic duty, Terry kicks a cab as it is driving by.
  • A man commits suicide by jumping from a window several stores in the air. We see him land hard on a hot dog stand.
  • Terry angrily destroys his work computer.
  • Allen steals a car from the police impound lot and drives it through a gate.
  • Allen and Terry ignite a massive gun battle in an investors' meeting with multiple shots fired, people getting shot, and so forth. Most of it is shot in slow-mo, adding an exaggerated comic element to the sequence as Terry goes sliding backwards down a long boardroom table shooting two guns and screaming as Allen hustles Ershon to safety.
  • Allen steals a car from the police impound lot and drives it through a gate.
  • Allen and Terry get into a long-running car chase with Ershon in tow. The chase involves multiple police cars, vehicles and motorcycles driven by Roger and his team, and a helicopter. The bad guys exchange much gunfire with Terry. Driving alongside Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, Terry is able to shoot a banner that falls on top of a couple of motorcyclists causing them to crash. They then drive out onto the Piers' golf driving range where they are pelted with golf balls from people on the tees. The helicopter then appears with a gunman hanging out the side firing at Allen, Terry, and Ershon. The people respond by hitting golf balls at the helicopter which throws the chopper into a spin, flinging the gunman out and to his death, before crashing.
  • Martin and Fosse take a young girl with them as they respond to the running gun battle Terry and Allen find themselves in on the streets of New York. As Martin maneuvers the car taking hard right and left turns, we see the little girl in the backseat being flung hard from one side of the vehicle to the other, screaming and crying (done to comical effect).
  • Roger shoots Allen and Ershon, wounding both men superficially. Gene, Martin, Fosse and other cops arrive with their guns drawn. Terry punches Roger.



  • Reviewed August 3, 2010 / Posted August 6, 2010

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