Ride Along Movie

Propose to this cop's sister? Rookie mistake.

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When a tough undercover officer's (Ice Cube) future brother-in-law (Kevin Hart) joins him on an overnight shift, the wisecracking trainee gets accidentally embroiled in the seasoned cop's latest case. Now, in order to prove that he is worthy of his future bride, he must survive the most insane night of his life.

Who's Involved:

Kevin Hart, Tim Story, Ice Cube, John Leguizamo, Steve Faber, JC Spink, Bruce McGill, Phil Hay, Roger Kumble, Will Packer, Bob Fisher, Matt Manfredi, Greg Coolidge, Matt Alvarez, Tika Sumpter, Chris Bender

Release Date:

Friday, January 17, 2014 Nationwide

sequences of violence, sexual content and brief strong language
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Who stars in Ride Along: Cast List

... Detective James

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, Last Friday  

... Ben

Borderlands, Back on the Strip  

The Menu, Kick-Ass 2  

American Underdog, Cinderella Man  

... Angela

The Underdoggs, Tyler Perry's Acrimony  

Who's making Ride Along: Crew List

A look at the Ride Along behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Tim Story last directed The Blackening and Tom and Jerry. The film's writer Roger Kumble last wrote Beautiful Disaster and Cruel Intentions.


Tim Story


Matt Alvarez
Chris Bender
Will Packer
JC Spink

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Production: What we know about Ride Along?

Key Facts

  1. The project was picked up in turnaround from New Line Cinema.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2013 - June: The film was set to Completed  status.

    MPAA rating announced; assumed completed.

  2. 2012 - November: The film was set to Production  status.

    Now shooting in Atlanta.

  3. 2012 - July: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Aiming to start production October 2012.

  4. 2009 - March: The film was set to Development  status.

Ride Along Release Date: When was the film released?

Ride Along was a Nationwide release in 2014 on Friday, January 17, 2014. There were 13 other movies released on the same date, including Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Devil's Due and The Nut Job.

Ride Along DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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Ride Along was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 .

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