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Cop and a Half: New Recruit

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Cop and a Half: New Recruit
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Genre: Comedy
Starring: Lulu Wilson
Lou Diamond Phillips
Janet Kidder
Wallace Shawn
Michael Coleman
Jordyn Ashley Olson
Photography: Color
Release Date: August 10, 2017
Runtime: 97 minutes
Country: United States
Prequel: Cop & 1/2
Sequel: N/A

Cop and a Half: New Recruit is a 2017 made-for-television sequel to the 1993 semi-popular crime comedy film Cop & 1/2 and stars Lou Diamond Phillips as Detective Simmons and Lulu Wilson as Karina Folely.


Karina Foley (Lulu Wilson), a little girl who’s crazy about law enforcement wants to become a police officer. Detective Simmons (Lou Diamond Phillips) isn’t really interested in having her as a partner. That is until both decide to join forces and bring down a criminal at large.

Bad Qualities

  1. Poorly written story.
  2. Pointless cameo by Wallace Shawn as the principal.
  3. The humor is null in void.
  4. Lack of charm that the original film had despite the many flaws that were in the original.
  5. The film uses the same tag line the first film had - "One kid’s fantasy, one cop’s nightmare."
  6. None of the stars from the first one appear in this film.
  7. Our main child protagonist is arguably more annoying than Devon Butler, the child protagonist in the first film.
  8. Pointless opening narration by Karina.
  9. Unfunny quotes (e.g. Principal Miller stating that he hates the sound of his own voice.)
  10. Detective Simmons gets fired despite Karina being helpful.
  11. Weird ending.
  12. The subplot about Karina's father's baton feels very tacked-on.
  13. The dialogue gets very cut-and-paste: "The laser zapped my arms!" "We're not so different, you and I".
  14. At points, the film seems to be trying too hard to be 'modern', for example, the whole plot revolving around drones.

Good Qualities

  1. The film isn't a rehash of the first film.
  2. The idea of having an evil cop in the film was pretty creative, which wasn’t shown in the first film.
  3. Karina isn't as rude as Devon is.
  4. Simmons is a cool cop.
  5. The drones were interesting tactics that the new villain used.
  6. Karina's actress, Lulu Wilson, would later go on to star in Annabelle Creation.


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