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National Security [DVD] [2003]

Martin Lawrence , Steve Zahn , Dennis Dugan    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Martin Lawrence, Steve Zahn, Colm Feore, Bill Duke, Eric Roberts
  • Directors: Dennis Dugan
  • Writers: David Ronn, Jay Scherick
  • Producers: Martin Lawrence, Andy Given, Guy East, Jeff Kwatinetz, Jeffrey Silver
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Columbia Tristar
  • DVD Release Date: 22 Sep 2003
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000A1M53
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,871 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Although it's enjoyable as a brainless diversion, National Security is one of those forgettable entertainments that denies its own considerable potential. It's a police action comedy in the mould of Beverly Hills Cop, tailored to the buddy-flick formula and laced with racial tensions of the post-Rodney King era. It's set in Los Angeles, where dedicated cop Hank (Steve Zahn) does jail time for allegedly beating Earl (Martin Lawrence), whose only real assailant was an overzealous bumblebee. As fate and lazy screenwriting would have it, the two adversaries reunite as security guards, teaming up to crack a team of violent smugglers led by bleached-blond Eric Roberts (further proof that this movie's got nothing new to offer). Routine stunts distract from the comedy's mostly untapped resource: Lawrence pointedly riffs on racial profiling, and his prolific ad-libs play well against Zahn's by-the-book straight man. If their partnership had been allowed to develop more believably, National Security might have been more than a blip on the box-office radar. --Jeff Shannon

Product Description

When Martin Lawrence (Bad Boys) and Steve Zahn (Daddy Day Care) team up as security guards, no one's safe! LAPD reject and major troublemaker Earl (Lawrence) got L.A. cop Hank (Zahn) kicked off the force for brutality. Now, these two guys who can't stand each other, are stuck working together as lowly security guards. And they're playing cops to bring down a smuggling ring if they can stay alive and stay one step ahead of the real cops. Co-starring Eric Roberts (The Specialist), National Security will take you on a wild ride with the most unlikely heroes ever to wear a badge!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun 4 Sep 2009
Very good film, great choice for bluray although not a clear winner for the blu ray chart but very good film and service
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 3 April 2013
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I love this film it has been an all time favorite for me ever since i was a little boy, and when i saw you could get it on blu ray i snapped it up straight away and it was only 3 WHAT A BARGAIN defiantly would recommend this to anyone
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Brilliant Martin Lawrence Film! 26 Sep 2003
If you have seen film's such as Blue Streak or Big Mommas House then you will know that Martin Lawrence is a great and most of all funny actor. Basically in this film there are two cops. Hank get's 6 months in jail for assaulting another Officer Earl. He then loses his wife and also his best work mate. If things couldnt get worse Hank & Earl get jobs as security guards and find they end up working together. This is a great film worth to watch and to buy. A Must Have Must See Film! Top Stuff!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab Comedy 18 May 2013
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Funny,Witty and lots of barrels of laughs.A milder version of Bad Boys.A bee attack with big consequences for a poor police officer doing his routine job..........
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny and Clever Film 2 Oct 2003
I found this film to be a refreshingly funny film. So many films are being loosely badged as being comedies. This one is both visually and vocally funny. Some of the best lines are spoken quietly and off camera, so it is worth-while giving it your full attention. The humour was both offbeat and ingeneious. It had me in stitches. Definately NOT a film to watch whilst others are chatting in the background though. (Tell them that if they want to talk, go outside). You will NOT regret watching this film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars comedy 31 May 2012
By psop
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not at their best but still a funny movie.
they where better in black knight and evil woman respectively.
not bad
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fine 30 Jan 2014
By james
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Can only say it does what its meant to do what more can you ask of something, no problems here
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great film at a bargain price 30 May 2012
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The film came in a slim case and the language on the cover was Belgium but that didn't bother me as the movie was in English and that's all that mattered. So to get a Blu-ray movie for less than 3.00 I was more than happy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Comedy Duo!
Great comedy duo. Laughs throughout!
Published 13 days ago by Jack
2.0 out of 5 stars Better for college students
The movie is about two former cops who are unlucky enough to get demoted from being cops and both become security guards. Read more
Published on 17 Dec 2011 by Londoner
4.0 out of 5 stars OK
This product came a bit late but the seller kept to all its business values. Very clean, good and well kept. Thanks
Published on 15 Feb 2011 by PM
5.0 out of 5 stars Hysterical. A must for Martin Lawrence fans.
This is just hysterical. Martin at his absolute best. The film is silly, funny action packed and also pretty meaningful at times. Read more
Published on 18 Aug 2009 by Barbie Bino
1.0 out of 5 stars there's a reason no professional critic looked at this kindly
it's not just that it it's half-baked and lame, it's not that the action set-pieces look like rejects from lethal weapon 3, it's not that Steve Zahn has more talent in one microbe... Read more
Published on 11 July 2009 by Mark Birrell
5.0 out of 5 stars who you calling a monkey?
a lot has been made about how martin lawrence never gets decent scripts, and how his talents are wasted, well here is a film which exploits his brilliance, in this, the man can do... Read more
Published on 12 May 2007 by Stephen Greenhalgh
5.0 out of 5 stars National secuirity
hi, if you want an image look on google there are a few there. anyway, this is an action comedy. it stars Martin Laurance, (bad boys, blue streak) and steve Zahn, (sahara and daddy... Read more
Published on 11 Mar 2007 by Now You Know
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