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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
Anthony Schmidt
as Eddie
Troy M. Gilbert
as Cain
Mari Morrow
as Lola
Andy Dugan
as Student Driver
Hiep Thi Le
as McDuff's Secretary
Mark Lonow
as Detective at Interrogation
Mike Brady
as Smith
Daniel Sudick
as Training Facility Officer
John Henry Binder
as Cop at Impound Yard
Mike Grasso
as Training Cop
Benjamin Hernandez
as Detective
Robert Harvey
as Cop at Impound Yard
Gerry Del Sol
as Booking Clerk
Ken Lerner
as Hank's Lawyer
Carl Ciarfalio
as Stanton
Jonathan Loughran
as Sarcastic Cop
Margaret Travolta
as Judge
Wayne Morse
as Bailiff
Noel Guglielmi
as Latino Convict
Amy Aquino
as Councilwoman
Hal Fishman
as Himself
Terry Logan
as LAPD Cop
Leslie Jones
as Trucker Woman
Richardson Morse
as Detective
Bruce Franklin
as Training Facility Officer
Jeffrey Ross
as Security Guard
Greg Serano
as Carjacker
Joe Bucaro III
as Bratton
Keith Cooke
as Ang
Maia Danziger
as Jaguar Lady
Dawnn Lewis
as Woman at Impound Yard
Jackie Flynn
as Guard in Solitary
Jocko Marcellino
as Sarcastic Cop
Mickey Gilbert
as Driving Instructor
Bobby McLaughlin
as Ashcroft


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