National Security

Synopsis: Earl and Hank have only one thing in common: they're both L.A.P.D. rejects. One just got kicked out, the other can't even get in. After confronting each other on opposite sides of the law during a traffic stop that escalates out of control, these two luckless individuals end up partnered as lowly security guards. Despite being damned to the lowest rung of the law enforcement ladder, Earl and Hank uncover a sophisticated smuggling operation led by Nash and his band of thugs. When Earl and Hank get their hands on some hot property, they go on the run from, first the bad guys, then the L.A.P.D.--led by Lt. Washington and Detective McDuff. What these two unlikely partners do to law enforcement is a crime, but they just might save the day. That is, if they don't kill each other first.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Dennis Dugan
Production: Sony Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min

That's cowboy to you.


I see how this works.

The system can't tolerate a black man

with superior skills.

I'm the future, and it scares you...

...because you'll be out of work!

I remember when the

NBA was all white.

That's all right. That's all right. I'm cool.

Because y'all losing somebody good.

I'm a one-man, kung-fu SWAT team.

That's all right.

I got skills!

You bitches!


- You don't have to get out there so soon.

- No, I'm better off.

- Want somebody to ride with you?

- Nope. It's okay.

Need some help?

You asking me if I need help,

or if I'm stealing this car?

Okay, fine.

Are you stealing this car?

Does it look like I'm stealing this car?

- Little bit.

- Why? Because I'm black?

White man has his hand in the car... give him a Good

Samaritan award.

Figure he's going around

turning off people's lights.

All right, license and

registration, please.

I ain't showing you a

damn thing, you Nazi.

- Excuse me?

- Hey, man!

This here? This is my car.

I ain't done nothing wrong.

The way I see it... owe me an apology.

- What did you call me?

You ain't listening, baby.

We ain't got nothing to talk about.

Unless it starts

with you saying, "I'm sorry."

You're on dangerous grounds.

Be careful what comes

out of your mouth next.

Wanna hear what comes

out of my mouth next?





- You're under arrest.

- Oh, no.

I ain't under arrest. You are.

I'm arresting your ass.

Citizen's arrest. You're under

arrest for false arrest.

Hands up on the car!

Give me those cuffs.

Back off! I'm warning you.

You're warning me? You

have the right to shut up.

That's it, get up against the car!

Don't make me add "resisting arrest."

Now! Up against the car!

- Watch my car, I just had it detailed.

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