Cast & Credits:
Release Date: January 17, 2014
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Tim Story
Screenwriter: Greg Coolidge, Jason Mantzoukas, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi
Starring: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen, Laurence Fishburne
Genre: Action, Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of violence, sexual content and brief strong language)
Official Website: http://RideAlong.com
Tagline: Propose to this cop's sister? Rookie mistake.
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the lineup in "Ride Along," the new film from the director and the producer of the blockbuster comedy "Think Like a Man." When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s brother—a hot-tempered cop—to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer's latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life.
For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben (Hart) has been trying to show decorated APD detective James (Cube) that he's more than just a video-game junkie who's unworthy of James' sister, Angela (Tika Sumpter). When Ben finally gets accepted into the academy, he thinks he's earned the seasoned policeman’s respect and asks for his blessing to marry Angela.
Knowing that a ride along will demonstrate if Ben has what it takes to take care of his sister, James invites him on a shift designed to scare the hell out of the trainee. But when the wild night leads them to the most notorious criminal in the city, James will find that his new partner’s rapid-fire mouth is just as dangerous as the bullets speeding at it.
Did You Know?
Originally the movie intended for the cop to be played by Dwayne Johnson and the man joining him on the ride along to be played by Ryan Reynolds.
Ride Along 2 is already in development, at least in the Pitch stage, the outcome will depend on the first film's success.