"I'm your worst nightmare -- an 8-year-old with a badge."
- DEVON BUTLER (Norman Golden II)
New York Times - 04/02/1993
"...Quite a few [comic] moments..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 04/02/1993
"...Reynolds and Golden work well together in the movie. They have a chemistry that seems based on friendship and a sense of humor..."
When a pint-sized 8-year-old kid witnesses a murder he offers to help the police--if they make him a cop, too. Saddled with this streetwise sidekick, a hardboiled cop is forced to take his new partner seriously as they race the clock to bring the bad guys to justice.
Devon Butler, a streetwise 8-year old, is about to get a shot at his lifelong dream of becoming a police officer. He's got the authoritative mannerisms down to a science but before Devon can realize his goal he's got to witness a murder, intervene on the victim's behalf and befriend disgruntled detective Nick Mckenna. Provided the youngster can manage it all without getting hurt in the process, his fantasy just might come true.
Director-actor Henry Winkler was born on October 30, 1945. He attended Yale Drama School and went on the perform on the New York stage before landing the role for which he is most well known: Arthur Fonzerelli (a.k.a Fonzie and The Fonz) on the hit 1970s TV series "Happy Days."
Imagine Films, which produced "Cop and a Half" is run by Ron Howard, who used to play Richie Cunningham opposite Henry Winkler's Fonz on "Happy Days."
Ray Sharkey made his final screen appearance in this film.
Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.