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Cop and a Half: New Recruit (2017)

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A precocious kid and a police officer join forces to catch a criminal at large.


Scott Bindley, Arne Olsen (based on stories and characters by) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Detective Simmons
Lulu Wilson ... Karina Foley
Janet Kidder ... Captain
Michael Coleman ... Matthews
Giles Panton ... O'Leary
Jordyn Ashley Olson Jordyn Ashley Olson ... Farrah
Wallace Shawn ... Principal Miller
Amitai Marmorstein ... Oliver
Solomon Irama ... Bobby C
Gina Holden ... Sarah Foley
Reese Alexander ... Mayor
Vincent Tong ... Mr. Woo
Gerry South ... Slim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Glenn Beck ... Old Veteran
Elizabeth Bowen ... Sopping Woman


A precocious kid and a police officer join forces to catch a criminal at large.

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One kid's fantasy. One cop's nightmare.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor | See all certifications »






Release Date:

10 August 2017 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Cop and a Half: New Recruit See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The mug shots and photos of previous recruits seen in the film are all members of the crew. Several of the crew members also appear in the film as background performers. See more »


When Detective Simmons is in the library and goes over to the vent to investigate, the books on the top shelf go from being straight to being knocked over in between shots. See more »


Follows Cop & ½ (1993) See more »

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Somehow even worse than the first movie!
22 January 2018 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

As you may know, the original "Cop and a Half" movie that came out in 1993 was an instant joke that deservedly got trashed by critics, and today is still considered a low point in the history of Hollywood cinema. But it must have eventually made a lot of money on video and cable TV broadcasts, because twenty four years later comes this direct to DVD sequel. And the only good thing that this sequel manages to do is illustrate that the original movie could have been a lot worse. This movie manages to be bad in every way you can think of. The scripting is alternately predictable and ludicrous (particularly with what happens in the climax), the special effects are cheesy, and poor Lou Diamond Phillips looks very tired, haggard, and clearly knows he's in a turkey. However, the worst thing about the movie happens to be the character child actress Lulu Wilson plays. The character is possibly the most obnoxious child character I have ever seen in movie. Certainly the dialogue and situations Wilson has to play out play a part of this, but a bigger reason is Wilson's performance, which is unbelievably broad and grating, not allowing for even a little sympathy for her and her character. I know this movie is strictly aimed at a kiddie audience, but I think even kids will realize the utter contempt this movie will throw at them.

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