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

How long does it take to make a taco?

Two minutes. But it takes 20

to convince them I'm not Immigration... get the cook up

from the basement. Here.

Call it.

- Ex-con.

- No way.

- What?

- Wannabe cop.

- He's got "academy reject" all over him.

- Hey, pal.

Hey, buddy.

- Try "dude."

- Hey, dude!

- You did time in Chino, right?

- No, Lompoc.

I told you. Only job the

poor bastards can get. Thanks.

Thirteen-A-six-seven, a 4-59...

... silent alarm. Centurion

Storage, Alvarado and Marathon.

A-six-seven, roger.


cancel that alarm.

- Must've been a power glitch.

- Want to take a peek?

Why is it that on these quiet

nights you get restless?

This is a great opportunity for us

to connect, you know?

We can open up with one another

and really talk. You need a hug?

Shut up.

You called it.

A-six-seven, door open,

Centurion Storage...

...Alameda and 22nd. Request backup.

- Roger.

- Let's go.

- Three-one en route.

Hey, Charlie, you ever hear

of that word "stealth"?

Shut up.

At least they don't know we're here.

The element of surprise.

- Ready?

- Yeah, I'm ready.

- Go on.

- You're unbelievable.

- Let's split up.

- Okay.


A-six-seven, shots fired!

Shots fired! Officer needs help!

Hank, taking fire, four to five

suspects on my side.


Come in! Where you at?

I'm in the big room, off the office.

- Hank!

- I got you!

- Hank!

- It's bulletproof! I'm coming in!

Charlie! Your six!


Your six!

A-six-seven, my partner's down!

Request paramedics.

I have four suspects, armed!

My partner has been hit!

All units, all units, all L.A. units.

Officer down. Officer down.

Impressive, Montgomery.

You realize, though, you missed

the target in the middle.

Who, the brother?

I wasn't shooting at him.

- Mind telling me why not?

- He don't look suspicious.

Look at him. One brother, surrounded

by four white guys with guns.

The man is terrified.

You want him to tap-dance?

It's all right, brother.

Okay? I got you.

Don't be afraid to call 911.

I keeps it clean, when

Montgomery's on the scene.

What the problem is?

On behalf of the citizens

of Los Angeles...

...I present to you our nation's flag.


Sorry. He was a good man.

I want in on the investigation.

I think it's best if we let McDuff

handle this. It's complicated.

What's complicated?

My partner's dead. I want the

son of a b*tch who did it.

There was $800,000 of

stolen computer chips there...

...and a warrant to seize it.

Last night, somebody cleared it out.

I don't care about computer chips.

I want the guy who killed Charlie.

You're not a detective.

Stick to your job.

- Fine.

- Interfere with an investigation... won't have a job.

- Fine.

- They're gonna find him.

- Yeah.

When chasing a suspect,

maintain visual contact...

...until a backup force can

arrive to assist in the arrest.


Nice job, Taylor.

Say something, Montgomery?

You said, "Nice job, Taylor,"

and I just said:

- Think you can do it better?

- Let me think.

Check me out.

Hey, Taylor, you think he ready?

- I'll take this.

- All yours.

Show this boy how it's done.

So you the suspect, man?

What you do?

Doesn't matter.

You could've robbed a bank,

mugged an old lady...

...said something about my mama?

Just chase me, smartmouth.

Okay, Mr. White Bank Robber.

You're insane!

And you're resisting arrest.

Don't you run from me.

Don't you run from me.

I'm insane? I'm insane when it

comes to old-lady muggers, huh?

You like robbing banks, huh?

You said something about my mama?

And I heard you call me "boy."

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