They were just four average, perfect-skinned, extremely good-looking teenagers, just like anyone else, until they found the box. "Don't open it," the old hermit warned them. "It will destroy your souls." He seemed pretty serious about it, so they put it back. They then have a great weekend playing Wii and hanging out at the mall.
After Danny Rizzo loses yet another wisecracking maverick partner to an explosion, he dreads being paired up with still another loose cannon who gets things done. Instead, he gets James Flynn, a cop who likes to do everything the same way he does. When they find themselves reading suspects their Miranda rights in unison, they know this partnership was meant to be.
Together, they hit the streets and play it safe, steering responsibly away from things outside their jurisdiction and always calling for backup.
Drivers going 36, watch out! Rizzo and Flynn are on the case!
The film follows their careers together, traffic stop after traffic stop after noise complaint, until the last day before retirement.
They arrive to find a suspiciously empty office. Sensing something is wrong, they hurry to the chief's office, where the whole department surprises them with a party, and the chief winkingly tells them they can head home a day early and count it as a free "sick day" on him. After retiring, they move to Florida with their wives.
When Sandra, a type A workaholic, is thrown together at work with Cal, a fun-loving slacker, the sparks fly as they take an instant dislike to each other. When 10 other co-workers get sick they are forced to go on a business trip to Las Vegas together, where a botched reservation lands them in the honeymoon suite. Being in such close quarters helps them realize they will never get along, and when they return to the office, they meet with HR and arrange to be assigned to different departments.
Jim is a free-spirited unpredictable character always driving his co-workers crazy with his random and wacky antics. One day, his co-worker Fred sits him down and explains to him how it's pretty self-centered of him to put his need for attention ahead of other people's need to do work.
"It's really only funny to you, Jim."
Jim suddenly realizes how other people were affected by the hilarious incident where he accidentally set the office garage on fire as part of his crazy scheme to win his girlfriend back, and he can't ignore what happened to everyone else just because his relationship had a happy ending. He offers to pay for the damage to everyone's cars.
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