Observe and Report

April 10th 2009
  • Action/Comedy,
  • R,
  • 106 min,
  • Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Cast: Seth Rogen, Anna Faris, Ray Liotta, Patton Oswalt, Michael Peña, Aziz Ansari, Jesse Plemons, Collette Wolfe, Antonia DeNardo, Dan Bakkedahl, Foued Zayani, Z. Ray Wakeman, William Sterchi, Alston Brown, Fran Martone, Rafael Herrera
  • Director: Jody Hill
  • Writer: Jody Hill
  • Producers: Donald De Line, Ridley Scott
  • Executive Producers: Marty P. Ewing, William Fay, Andrew Haas, Jon Jashni, Thomas Tull
  • Art Direction: Masako Masuda
  • Casting: Sheila Jaffe
  • Costume Design: Gary Jones
  • D.O.P.: Tim Orr
  • Editor: Zene Baker
  • Makeup: Tarra D. Day
  • Music: Joey Stephens
  • Production Design: Chris L. Spellman
  • Set Decoration: Helen Britten


At the Forest Ridge Mall, head of security Ronnie Barnhardt patrols his jurisdiction with an iron fist, combating skateboarders, shoplifters and the occasional unruly customer while dreaming of the day when he can swap his flashlight for a badge and a gun. His delusions of grandeur are put to the test when the mall is struck by a flasher. Driven to protect and serve the mall and its patrons, Ronnie seizes the opportunity to showcase his underappreciated law enforcement talents on a grand scale, hoping his solution of this crime will earn a coveted spot at the police academy and the heart of his elusive dream girl Brandi, the hot make-up counter clerk who won't give him the time of day. But his single-minded pursuit of glory launches a turf war with the equally competitive Detective Harrison of the Conway Police, and Ronnie is confronted with the challenge of not only catching the flasher, but getting him before the real cops do.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Albuquerque, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Pervasive language, graphic nudity, drug use, sexual content and violence
  • Production Budget: $30 million
  • Production Companies: De Line Pictures, Legendary Pictures
  • Production Schedule: April 2008 - June 2008

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 7 April 2009: Argentina, Australia
  • 9 April 2009: Brazil
  • 16 April 2009: Russia
  • 7 May 2009: Netherlands