Buddy-cop movie starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. Fast-talking school security guard Ben Barber (Hart) wants to marry his girlfriend Angela (Tika Sumpter). However, before he can do so, he needs to get the blessing of her brother, street-smart cop James Payton (Ice Cube). The only thing is, James thinks Ben is a good-for-nothing loser with no real prospects and therefore unable to support his sister. Ben, eager to impress, applies for entry to the police academy, and upon his acceptance James agrees to take him on a ride along to show him what life on the force is really like. It isn't long before the two personalities clash but when Ben finds out that James is working on a case to bring down Atlanta crime lord Omar (Laurence Fishburne), he sees an opportunity to prove he's worthy. Can Ben show his potential brother-in-law that he has what it takes to be a successful cop and family man?