New York City Police Officers Jimmy Monroe (Bruce Willis) and Paul Hodges (Tracy Morgan) have been together as partners for nine years and pretty much have settled into their styles as cops: Jimmy is the straight shooting “to the point” wisecracking tough cop (think John McClane from the “Die Hard…” series) and Paul plays his “not as serious,” movie obsessed, highly jealous, but comical, partner.
When Jimmy’s daughter, his ex-wife and her new husband arrive to discuss the expensive wedding plans for his daughter, he decides to sell his rarest baseball card, valued at over $80,000, to pay for it all.
Unfortunately, when he brings the card to a collectible shop, he finds both himself and the store being robbed. Desperate to get the card back, the trail brings the duo to the underbelly of one of New York’s most dangerous Mexican gangs run by “Poh Boy” (Guillermo Diaz), who also happens to be a baseball aficionado.
Even though the guys are on his turf, Poh Boy agrees to trade the card in exchange for Jimmy finding his stolen Mercedes Benz. As Jimmy and Paul set out to find the car, they end up discovering why it’s so important, what plans “Poh Boy” has in New York and whether or not Paul’s wife, Debbie (Rashida Jones), is really having an affair.
The obscenities and profanity are very heavy and includes over 100 uses of the “f” word, 29 of s###, 10+ of a###, 8 uses of b### and SOB, 14 vulgar sexual references and over a dozen times our Lord’s names are dishonored. Running just under 2-hours, it is impossible to ignore the many curses, including, sadly, a disturbing string of profanities by a 10-year old car thief.
The sexual content includes numerous disturbing sexual remarks and scenes that are too lewd and vulgar to describe here. There is implied oral sex, and Paul talks about animal sexual practices (chimpanzees), comparing them to his own, and he describes vividly his suspicions of his wife being unfaithful. Nudity is moderate, including immodest dress, two women shown suggestively dressed in underwear with one seen repeatedly on video, and Jimmy draws a penis on fogged glass.
The violence includes multiple bloody shoot-outs—with people being shot in the head and elsewhere. Poh Boy is seen torturing a man by batting him into submission, and audiences witness some victims kneeling before being killed execution style. An electrical needle is held to the eye of a tatoo artist by Jimmy and Paul to coerce information from him. A crook crashes through a windwhield an into a gravestone, killing him.