CS exclusive: 5 favorite Ed Helms cop movies
The day has arrived for the next Ed Helms (The Hangover Trilogy) comedy vehicle Coffee & Kareem, which is now available for streaming on Netflix! ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to chat 1: 1 with the Office alum to discuss his five favorite cop movies, and you can check out the star’s responses below!
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In the hot comedy and boyfriend Coffee & Kareem, Twelve-year-old Kareem Manning hires a criminal to scare his mother’s new boyfriend, an inept Detroit police officer named James Coffee. However, Kareem’s plan backfired, forcing Coffee and Kareem to team up to save themselves from Detroit’s most ruthless kingpin.
The film will star Helms as James Coffee, the future comer Terrence Little Gardenhigh (Mute, Just ride with) as Kareem Manning and Oscar-nominated actress Henson as Kareem’s mom. He will also introduce the Emmy nominee Betty Gilpin (glow) and Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor (Meet the blacks), RonReaco Lee (First Wives Club, Survivor’s remorse) and David Alan Grier (In living color).
Michael Dowse (Stuber, keep on going) directed Coffee & Kareem from a script written by Shane McCarthy, who was blacklisted in 2014. Helms and Mike Falbo will produce under their banner Pacific Electric Picture Co. Executive producers include Sanford Nelson, Jordon Foss, Linden Nelson and Don Foss.
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Beverly Hills cop
Ed Helms: I think Beverly Hills cop really stands out, the reason it is such a special movie, apart from the fact that it was released when I was a kid and that it was part of what defined my childhood, it’s a very strange tone because it’s a very broad and aggressive comedy mixed with very visceral violence. And it’s a very difficult thing to do because you don’t want the violence in this kind of film to be very dark and offensive.
Ed Helms: Let’s see. Favorite cop movies? I mean, I would certainly include “Police Academy”. They’re cops in training, right? No real cops. They are at the Academy. You gave me a gift here, and I’m going to take it because it was one of my favorites from my childhood.
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Ed Helms: deadly weapon It’s incredible. Deadly weapon is a super funny film, but also a lot of pathos in this film that surprises you. It’s very 80 that way.
Ed Helms: Die Hard is unstoppable. He’s a cop, right? He is a cop in New York, LA. He’s a cop out of the water, so it counts.
Ed Helms: We did our little Point break tribute to Coffee & Kareem. I love that movie. I haven’t seen it in a long time, so I couldn’t tell you if it holds up, but when it came out, I was just at the right age to feel like it was the worst thing had never seen and I loved it.
Coffee & Kareem is available to stream on Netflix now!