National Security

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Comedy
Running Time:  90 min.
Release Date: January 17, 2003
DVD: May 27, 2003

Current rating: Rating: 3.32
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Cast: Martin Lawrence, Steve Zahn, Colm Feore, Bill Duke, Eric Roberts


Earl Montgomery (Lawrence), a police academy reject, and Hank Rafferty (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.

Despite facing resistance from the police department's Lt. Washington (Duke) and Detective McDuff (Feore) -- and from each other -- Earl and Hank begin to unravel the sophisticated scheme led by Nash (Roberts) and his band of thugs. They get their hands on indestructible metal alloy that is worth millions and is essential to the whole ring. As hare-brained as the plan they set in motion is, these unlikely partners might just solve a crime... if they don't kill each other first.

Director: Dennis Dugan
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Jeffrey Silver, Bobby Newmyer
Screenplay: Jay Scherick, David Ronn
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  • 5 stars "really funny!"