During pre-production, Greenfield encouraged both actors to get some police training, but to avoid a boot camp-like, ultra-realistic experience. “I wanted them to know just enough about being police officers to get by, just like their characters,” says the director. “They went on a ride-along with police and learned how to fire a gun. Damon is pretty athletic and he became a very good shot. Jake went out with our police advisor and fired shotguns and pistols, while Rob Riggle, who is a former Marine, already knew how to handle weaponry.”
But with all the crazy stunts and action, the most important component of the movie is the close relationship between Justin and Ryan, lifetime buddies who may bicker non-stop, but always have each other’s backs.
Wayans describes their characters as, “These guys fight like brothers, and then they make up like brothers. It is their friendship that stood out for me and made me want to do this movie. Luke Greenfield also saw that this film walked a fine line between comedy and action, and he was always great in blending the two while Jake and I ran around, crazily.”
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