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Right now, the world needs a hero. Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for pervasive language, graphic nudity, drug use, sexual content and violence.
Released on:
April 10, 2009  

Production Companies:
De Line Pictures, Legendary Pictures
Warner Bros

Status: Released

Seth Rogen, Anna Faris, Ray Liotta, Michael Pena, Collette Wolfe, Jesse Plemons

Director: Jody Hill

Screenwriter: Jody Hill

Genre: Comedy
About the film:
At the Forest Ridge Mall, head of security Ronnie Barnhardt patrols his jurisdiction with an iron fist, combating skateboarders, shoplifters and the occasional unruly customer while dreaming of the day when he can swap his flashlight for a badge and a gun.

Ronnies delusions of grandeur are put to the test when the mall is struck by a flasher. Driven by his personal duty to protect and serve the mall and its patrons, Ronnie seizes the opportunity to showcase his underappreciated law enforcement talents on a grand scale, hoping his solution of this crime will earn a coveted spot at the police academy and the heart of his elusive dream girl Brandi, the hot make-up counter clerk who won't give him the time of day.

But his single-minded pursuit of glory launches a turf war with the equally competitive Detective Harrison of the Conway Police, and Ronnie is confronted with the challenge of not only catching the flasher, but getting him before the real cops do.
Rated R for pervasive language, graphic nudity, drug use, sexual content and violence.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $11.02 mil. (2727 theaters) | Domestic Total: $24.01 mil.
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ron barnhart – west virginia
February 15, 2009 - 17:40

WTF My name is Ronnie Barnhart and I have worked at a mall for 16 years. Thia movie kicks asssss..........