Paul Blart: Mall Cop is an American comedy film released in 2009. The film was written by Kevin James, who plays the main character and Nick Bekay. It was directed by Steve Carr. The film premiered in the United States on the 16th of January 2009 and was distributed by Columbia Pictures. After it was released, it grossed $31.8 million in its opening weekend and finished with a gross of more than $146 million in North America and a worldwide total of $183 million. All these revenues were generated against a production budget of $26 million.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop Plot|Paul Blart Daughter
The plot of the film centers around Paul Blart. He resides in West Orange, New Jersey, with his teenage daughter, Maya, and mother, Margaret. He is employed as a security guard at the fictional West Orange Pavilion Mall. Blart constantly patrols the mall on a Segway to assure safety and cleanliness. As he continues with his duties he becomes acquainted with Amy Anderson, the vendor of a new kiosk.
Two days later, on the night of Black Friday, an organized gang of criminals disguised as Santa’s Village employees start what appears to be a bank heist inside the mall. Simms has revealed as the gang’s leader whose mall security job was a ploy to gather intelligence. The criminals force shoppers to exit the mall and strategically place motion sensors around each entrance to detect any attempt to come in or leave the building.
Blart realizes Amy is still inside after spotting her car in the parking lot and decides to return to the mall to look for her. A former classmate and bully from Blart’s childhood known as Kent take control of the police units and orders Blart to let them handle the situation. Maya, unaware of what is going on, shows up at the mall on her way to bring Blart some food, but Simms’ remaining crew capture her and puts her together with the hostage group.
Paul Blart Scooter
As police raid the mall to apprehend the gang and rescue the hostages, Blart borrows a minivan and joins Kent in a relentless pursuit of Simms to the airport. They went to the airport in an attempt to escape to the Cayman Islands. Sometimes later Kent pulls his gun on Blart, revealing that he was in cahoots with Simms. Before Kent can retaliate by shooting Blart, Chief Brooks of the mall security team arrives and shoots Kent in the arm. Blart inexplicably declines, preferring to remain in mall security.
Paul Blart Mall Cop Cast
The following is the list of the cast of mall cop in order of appearance.
- Kevin James as Paul Blart
- Jayma Mays as Amy Anderson
- Keir O’Donnell as Veck Simms
- Bobby Cannavale as Commander James Kent
- Adam Ferrara as Sergeant Howard
- Peter Gerety as Chief Brooks
- Stephen Rannazzisi as Stuart
- Jamal Mixon as Leon
- Adhir Kalyan as Pahud
- Erick Avari as Vijay
- Raini Rodriguez as Maya Blart
- Shirley Knight as Margaret Blart
- Allen Covert as Jerky security guy
- Gary Valentine as Karaoke singer
Paul Blart Actor
Paul Blart is a fictional character portrayed by Kevin George Knipfing. George was born on the 26th of April 1965. He is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer. He has appeared in several other films including, The King of Queens, Hitch, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Grown Ups, Zookeeper, Here Comes the Boom and Pixels. He has also done some voice work for the Hotel Transylvania film series, Barnyard and Monster House. He was recently featured as the main character in
CBS sitcom, Kevin Can Wait.
Paul Blart Soundtrack
The film has some of the best soundtracks in the movie industry. We could not cover the entire list os soundrack as they are so many but we have taken a few that are considere to be the best. The soundtracks include:
- Frankenstein – Written and Performed by Edgar Winter
- Mr. Blue Sky – Written and Performed by Jeff Lynne
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
- O Tannenbaum
- Ding Dong Merrily on High
- Turn Up the Music (The World Is Watching You)
- I Can’t Hold Back – Performed by Survivor
- Take It on the Run – Written by Gary Richrath
- Runaway – Written by Jon Bon Jovi and George Karakoglou
- Weekend in New England – Performed by Barry Manilow
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is a 2015 American comedy film directed by Andy Fickman and written by Kevin James and Nick Bakay. It is the sequel to 2009’s Paul Blart: Mall Cop. The film features James (the main character) as the eponymous mall cop, Paul Blart, along with Neal McDonough, David Henrie, and Daniella Alonso.
Filming began in April 2014 at the Wynn Las Vegas casino resort. It was released the following year on April 17, 2015. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 was the first film shot on the Steve Wynn property. It was also the first film to receive Nevada’s film tax credit enacted in 2013, receiving a $4.3 million break after spending $40.49 million in the state. The film grossed $107 million worldwide at the box office.
Paul Blart Quotes
The following quotes were said by Paul Blart in the film Paul Blart: Mall Cop
- If you remember one thing from today, it’s this: the mind is the only weapon that doesn’t need a holster.
- Thank you sir, but I think I’m going to stick with what I do best. That’s protecting the people of the West Orange Pavilion Mall.
- Safety never takes a holiday.