Ride Along

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  • Trailer for Ride Along
  • Clip: Ben Wakes Up To Hear James and Angela Arguing About Him

Movie Info & Cast


For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben has been trying to show decorated APD detective James that he's more than just a video-game junkie who's unworthy of James' sister, Angela. 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.


  • Ice Cube
  • Kevin Hart
  • John Leguizamo
  • Bruce McGill
  • Tika Sumpter
  • Bryan Callen
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Dragos Bucur
  • Gary Owen
  • Jacob Latimore

Did You Know?


  • Originally the movie intended for Dwayne Johnson to play James and Ryan Reynolds to play Ben.
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  • The Dodge's headlights are initial tinted black and then later on they are clear.
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    • James Payton: You want to marry my sister? Show me you're worthy of her. And prove to me you got what it takes.
    • Ben Barber: How do you want me to do that? I don't get it.
    • James Payton: Tomorrow, I'm going to take you on a ride-along. You can show me what kind of man you're made of. And prove to me that you deserve somebody as special as Angela.
    • Ben Barber: Hell yeah.
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Jan 16, 2014

Ride Along is a strong recommend when Hart is talking, but merely a mediocre attempt at a movie when he’s not.

Laremy Legel
Jan 16, 2014

Hart is much like Murphy: fast-talking, mischievous and irresistible. He's so confident and good-natured that we see how Angela fell for her pint-sized slacker.

Metacritic review by Scott Bowles
Scott Bowles
USA Today
Jan 15, 2014

Turns out to be something like a comic riff on Training Day. Leaning more toward Hart's brand of slightly raunchy humor rather than Ice Cube's equally popular family-friendly fare, the PG-13 film exhibits broad appeal.

Metacritic review by Justin Lowe
Justin Lowe
The Hollywood Reporter