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PG-13| 1 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
Earl Montgomery (Martin Lawrence), a bombastic police academy reject, and Hank Rafferty (Steve Zahn), a disgraced, mild-mannered cop, can't seem to escape each other. They met on opposite sides of the law during a routine traffic stop that escalated out of control; now as lowly security guards they're thrown together to bust a smuggling operation.

Cast: Martin Lawrence , Steve Zahn , Colm Feore , Bill Duke , Eric Roberts , Timothy Busfield , Robinne Lee , Matt McCoy

Director: Dennis Dugan

Genres: Comedy, Action

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

National Security (2003)

Release Date: January 17th, 2003|1 hr. 28 min.

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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's too bad Martin already made “What's the Worst That Could Happen?” The title really fits this one. show more

  • NA
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A sour story with a repellent lead character, deadly comic schtick and tin-eared direction to produce 90 minutes of sheer, plodding mirthlessness. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The picture is all Lawrence and Zahn, whose dynamics get something going, though not enough (please!) to spark a buddy sequel. show more

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