Paul Blart: Mall Cop

January 16th 2009
  • Comedy/Family,
  • PG,
  • 87 min,
  • Sony Pictures
  • Cast: Kevin James, Keir O'Donnell, Jayma Mays, Raini Rodriguez, Shirley Knight, Stephen Rannazzisi, Peter Gerety, Bobby Cannavale, Adam Ferrara, Jamal Mixon, Adhir Kalyan, Erick Avari, Gary Valentine, Allen Covert, Mike Vallely, Mike Escamilla, Jason Ellis, Jason Packham, Rick Thorne, Victor T. Lopez, Natascha Hopkins, Mookie Barker
  • Director: Steve Carr
  • Writers: Kevin James, Nick Bakay
  • Producers: Doug Belgrad, Todd Garner, Kevin James, Adam Sandler, Jeff Sussman, Matthew Tolmach,
  • Associate Producers: Gino Falsetto, Jason Taragan
  • Executive Producers: Barry Bernardi, Robert Smigel
  • Art Direction: Alan Au
  • Castings: Jeanne McCarthy, Anne Mulhall
  • Costume Design: Ellen Lutter
  • D.O.P.: Russ T. Alsobrook
  • Editor: Jeff Freeman
  • Makeup: Corina Duran
  • Music: Waddy Wachtel
  • Production Design: Perry Andelin Blake
  • Set Decoration: Tracey A. Doyle
  • VFX Supervisor: Patti Gannon


Kevin James stars as the title character, a single, suburban dad, trying to make ends meet as a security officer at a New Jersey mall. Though no one else takes his job seriously, Paul considers himself on the front lines of safety. When a heist shuts down the megaplex, Jersey's most formidable mall cop will have to become a real cop to save the day.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Boston, USA; Virginia, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Some violence, mild crude and suggestive humor, and language
  • Production Budget: $25 million
  • Production Companies: Columbia Pictures, Happy Madison Productions
  • Production Schedule: May 2008- July 2008

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Principal shooting took place at the Burlington Mall in Burlington, Massachusetts.

From late March until mid-April, the mall and its stores were decorated with Christmas decorations, and there was a large prop ball-pit in the main foyer of the mall near the Sears branch, and a Santa's Village at the opposite end near the Macy's branch in the exact place where the mall really puts its own Santa's Village.

Shooting took place mostly at night. The South Shore Plaza in Braintree, Massachusetts was the location of subsequent shooting

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 5 March 2009: Singapore
  • 13 March 2009: UK
  • 19 March 2009: Australia
  • 20 March 2009: Iceland
  • 25 March 2009: Egypt
  • 26 March 2009: Argentina
  • 2 April 2009: Germany
  • 10 April 2009: Estonia
  • 15 April 2009: Belgium
  • 16 April 2009: Netherlands
  • 24 April 2009: Sweden
  • 14 May 2009: Czech Republic