PG | | Action, Comedy, Crime
When a shopping mall is taken over by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to a mild-mannered security guard to save the day.
Gary Valentine is featured as the singer at the karaoke bar, a reference to Comedy Central Presents: Gary Valentine (2001) where he gets the audience clapping on beat to start the show and approaches the microphone, only to punchline it with, "Man, I wish I could sing. This would be the perfect time!"
Looks like Paul Blart turned into quite the badass.
Commander Kent: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Relax. One thing I know is Paul Blart is not a badass.
In real life, the Burlington Mall does not have a video arcade, and it never did, not even in 2008 or 2009. The space used for the arcade was vacant at the time of the movie's filming.
Two additional scenes play during the closing credits.
The film was originally shown to the UK censors, the BBFC, in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive a '12A' classification but that the requested 'PG' certificate could be achieved by making changes in two scenes. In particular, the BBFC suggested that the lid of a sun bed slammed onto a character several times be reduced; and that an extended fight sequence also be reduced to remove some of the strongest blows. In this scene specifically, it was suggested that a blow to the face with a skateboard and dialogue which introduces and emphasises a headbutt be removed. When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal classification, these reductions had been made and the film was classified 'PG'.
$31,832,636 (USA) (18 January 2009)
$20,819,129 (USA) (17 July 2015)
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