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Kevin Hart is short. Hey, I’m not making that up. He’s like, three feet tall or something. And that plays into the joke in Tim Story’s “Ride Along”, where Kevin Hart plays a short guy who has to convince his would-be step-brother (played by Ice Cube) that he’s deserving of joining the family. It’s essentially “Meet the Parents” but with guns. And explosions. And Kevin Hart acting like Kevin Hart.
Check out the new trailer, along with a poster and some images.
For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben (Hart) has been trying to show decorated APD detective James (Cube) that he’s more than just a video-game junkie who’s unworthy of James’ sister, Angela (Tika Sumpter). When Ben finally gets accepted into the academy, he thinks he’s earned the seasoned policeman’s respect and asks for his blessing to marry Angela. Knowing that a ride along will demonstrate if Ben has what it takes to take care of his sister, James invites him on a shift designed to scare the hell out of the trainee. But when the wild night leads them to the most notorious criminal in the city, James will find that his new partner’s rapid-fire mouth is just as dangerous as the bullets speeding at it.
Starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen, and Laurence Fishburne.
Riding along next year January 17, 2014.