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PAUL BLART - MALL COP

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PAUL BLART - MALL COP

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 90m 46s

Release date 20/03/2009

BBFCInsight Contains moderate comic violence and mild language

Director(s) Steve Carr

Cast includes Kevin James, Keir O'Donnell, Jayma Mays, Raini Rodriguez, Shirley Knight, Stephen Rannazzisi

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 10/03/2009

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

PAUL BLART - MALL COP is a comedy in which a shopping mall security guard deals with a gang attempting to rob all the stores in the mall.

Violence

Scenes of slapstick comic violence include those in which a man gets trapped on a sunbed that the hero uses to knock the man out, and one in which two villains smash their way into a glass lift.

Language

There is some mild bad language (for example, 'ass', 'hell', 'shit', 'screw', 'God').

Precuts information

During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

This film was originally shown to the BBFC in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive a '12A' classification but that the requested 'PG' certificate could be achieved by making changes to two scenes. In particular the BBFC suggested that a scene in which a man has the lid of a sun bed slammed onto him several times be reduced; and that an extended fight sequence also be reduced to remove some of the strongest blows. In this scene specifically, it was suggested that a blow to the face with a skateboard and dialogue which introduces and emphasises a headbutt be removed. When the finished version of the film was submitted these reductions had been made satisfactorily and the film was classified 'PG'.

Details

Title
PAUL BLART - MALL COP
Year
2009
Distributor(s)
Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd.
Classified date(s)
28/01/2009
Main language
English
Submitted run time
90m 46s
Approved footage
8169+9
BBFC reference
BFF254299
Registration number
CFJ18614

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