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National Security Details


Adversaries become wary allies in this free-wheeling action comedy. Hank Rafferty ([[Performer~P212137~Steve Zahn~stevezahn]]) is a Los Angeles Police Department officer who finds himself out of a job after he becomes involved in a violent altercation with police academy flunk-out Earl Montgomery ([[Performer~P40942~Martin Lawrence~martinlawrence]]), escalating into a media event which brings the LAPD a wealth of bad publicity. Unable to find work, Hank finally takes a job as a "rent-a-cop" with a private security firm -- and discovers to his annoyance that his new partner is Earl. While neither of them are thrilled to be working together on the lowest strata of the law enforcement community, the two find themselves dealing with bigger crime than they expected when they stumble across evidence of a elite smuggling network operated by criminal mastermind Nash ([[Performer~P108473~Eric Roberts~ericroberts]]). Hank and Earl want to put Nash out of business, and they try without success to persuade the police of the importance of the case. But before long they discover it's not just Nash's men who are after them, but two high-ranking LAPD officials, Lt. Washington ([[Performer~P20455~Bill Duke~billduke]]) and Detective McDuff ([[Performer~P23094~Colm Feore~colmfeore]]). National Security was directed by [[Performer~P88371~Dennis Dugan~dennisdugan]], who'd previously helmed antic comedies starring [[Performer~P62990~Adam Sandler~adamsandler]] and [[Performer~P22696~Chris Farley~chrisfarley]]; this film also marked [[Performer~P40942~Martin Lawrence~martinlawrence]]'s entry into the elite of Hollywood's comedy stars, with [[Performer~P40942~Lawrence~martinlawrence]] taking home a 20-million-dollar paycheck for his work on the picture. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 17, 2003


Martin Lawrence
as Earl Montgomery
Steve Zahn
as Hank Rafferty
Colm Feore
as Det. McDuff
Bill Duke
as Lt. Washington
Eric Roberts
as Nash
Timothy Busfield
as Charlie Reed
Robinne Lee
as Denise
Matt McCoy
as Robert Barton
Brett Cullen
as Heston
Cleo King
as Woman in Car
Stephen Tobolowsky
as Billy Narthax
Joe Flaherty
as Owen Fergus
Robert Harvey
as Cop at Impound Yard
Carl Ciarfalio
as Stanton
Jackie Flynn
as Guard in Solitary
Margaret Travolta
as Judge
Noel Guglielmi
as Latino Convict
Daniel Sudick
as Training Facility Officer
Mike Brady
as Smith
Amy Aquino
as Councilwoman
Maia Danziger
as Jaguar Lady
Mike Grasso
as Training Cop
Jeffrey Ross
as Security Guard
Mari Morrow
as Lola
Richardson Morse
as Detective
Troy M. Gilbert
as Cain
Dawnn Lewis
as Woman at Impound Yard
Jocko Marcellino
as Sarcastic Cop
Anthony Schmidt
as Eddie
Benjamin Hernandez
as Detective
Joe Bucaro III
as Bratton
Greg Serano
as Carjacker
Wayne Morse
as Bailiff
Andy Dugan
as Student Driver
Leslie Jones
as Trucker Woman
Gerry Del Sol
as Booking Clerk
Jonathan Loughran
as Sarcastic Cop
Mark Lonow
as Detective at Interrogation
Terry Logan
as LAPD Cop
Keith Cooke
as Ang
Bruce Franklin
as Training Facility Officer
John Henry Binder
as Cop at Impound Yard
Hal Fishman
as Himself
Bobby McLaughlin
as Ashcroft
Hiep Thi Le
as McDuff's Secretary
Ken Lerner
as Hank's Lawyer
Mickey Gilbert
as Driving Instructor


Dennis Dugan
Jeffrey Silver
Bobby Newmyer
Jay Scherick
David Ronn
Oliver Wood
Randy Edelman
Composer (Music Score)
Mary Ramos
Musical Direction/Supervision
Larry Fulton
Production Designer
Christa Munro
Art Director
Andy Given
Scott Strauss
Sharon Dugan
Nigel Sinclair
Executive Producer
Moritz Borman
Executive Producer
Martin Lawrence
Executive Producer
Guy East
Executive Producer
Douglas Mowat
Set Designer
Chad S. Frey
Set Designer
Lorrie Campbell
Set Designer
April Ferry
Costume Designer
Paula Truman
Costume Designer
Bruce Franklin
First Assistant Director
Anne McCarthy
Mary Vernieu
Elton Ahi
Sound Mixer
Felicia Fasano
Freddy Luis
Casting Associate
Gary Bourgeois
Re-Recording Mixer
Greg Orloff
Re-Recording Mixer
Debra Denson
Department Head Makeup
Denise Fischer
Paula Truman
Costumes Supervisor
Michael O'Farrell
Sound Effects Editor
Jon Taylor
Re-Recording Mixer
Daniel Sudick
Special Effects Coordinator
Gary A. Hecker
Foley Artist
James W. Roberson
Second Unit Camera
Don McCuaig
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Cindy Marty
Sound Effects Editor
Darryl Henley
Storyboard Artist
Matthew Dettmann
Foley Artist
Nadyne Hicks
Key Make-up
Raymond Consing
Storyboard Artist
Robert Olmstead
Special Effects Foreman
Peaches Davis
Co-Executive Producer
Patrick J. Don Vito
Associate Editor
Stan Rice
Stunts Coordinator
Murray Miller
Location Manager
Jeffrey Kwatinetz
Co-Executive Producer
Michelle Morrissey
Production Supervisor
Mickey Gilbert
Second Unit Director
Mickey Gilbert
Stunts Coordinator
Mike Grasso
Technical Advisor
Lowell Peterson
Second Unit Camera
Larry Kemp
ADR Supervisor
Howard London
ADR Mixer
Howard London
ADR Recordist
James Matheny
Dialogue Editor
Jeffrey Silver
Unit Production Manager
Joan Cunningham
Second Unit Assistant Director
John Finklea
Music Editor
Joseph Geisinger
Production Sound
Lane Burch
Foley Mixer