Ride Along

Ride Along poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $134,938,200Details
International Box Office $19,499,612
Worldwide Box Office $154,437,812
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $19,641,815 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $10,706,926 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $30,348,741
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s brother—a hot-tempered cop—to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer’s latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life. For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben has been trying to show decorated APD detective James that he’s more than just a video-game junkie who’s unworthy of James’ sister, Angela. When Ben finally gets accepted into the academy, he thinks he’s earned the seasoned policeman’s respect and asks for his blessing to marry Angela. Knowing that a ride along will demonstrate if Ben has what it takes to take care of his sister, James invites him on a shift designed to scare the hell out of the trainee. But when the wild night leads them to the most notorious criminal in the city, James will find that his new partner’s rapid-fire mouth is just as dangerous as the bullets speeding at it.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
17% - Rotten
Audience
60% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 17th, 2014 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: April 15th, 2014 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence, sexual content and brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2275, 6/5/2013)
Keywords: African-American, Buddy Cop, In-Laws / Future In-Laws, Undercover, Organized Crime, Corrupt Cops, Fantasy Sequence, Intertitle, Epilogue
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Cube Vision, Rainforest Films, Relativity Media

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 15th, 2014

It is a busy week on the home market with five films that either opened at least semi-wide or expanded semi-wide. However, unlike last week, there's no monster hit like The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug leading the way. In fact, most of the semi-wide or wide releases on this week's list were critical and box office disappointments. Only Philomena did well with critics. Fortunately, it did well enough that it is a contender for Pick of the Week without even considering the extras on the DVD or Blu-ray. There are a few other new releases that are noteworthy, but most of them are catalog Blu-ray releases. These include Touch of Evil on Blu-ray and Double Indemnity on Blu-ray. In the end, I went with Touch of Evil, but I literally had to roll a dice to decide. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Ride Along

Ride Along is the second film I'm reviewing this weekend that earned bad reviews that already has a sequel in the works. I'm not surprised it is getting a sequel. After all, it did earn nearly $135 million on just a $25 million production budget, but a big box office doesn't mean high quality. Were the critics right to lambast this film? Or were moviegoers right to check it out in theaters? And if so, is the Blu-ray Combo Pack worth picking up? More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: LEGO Earns Stacks Dollar Bills

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The LEGO Movie didn't break the record for Biggest February Weekend, but it came close. The Monuments Men performed better than expected, but was still a very distant second place. On the other hand, Vampire Academy bombed, fully and completely. Compared to last week, even without The LEGO Movie, this week is almost better. With The LEGO Movie, this week is 76% better at $151 million. Compared to last year, The LEGO Movie opened with more than the top five made in 2013. Overall, the year-over-year growth was 46%. This is just a fantastic result no matter how you look at it. Year-to-date, 2014 has pulled in $1.12 billion, putting it 12% ahead of 2013's pace. It is obviously still too early to declare 2014 the winner, but this is still a fantastic start. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can LEGO Build an Audience

Lego poster

The first weekend of February should be the biggest with The LEGO Movie looking to dominate the box office, while The Monuments Men is expected to do respectable business over the weekend. The other wide release is Vampire Academy, which wasn't screened for critics. It is not aimed at a target demographic that cares about what critics think, but they still didn't screen the film for critics. This weekend last year, there were two wide releases, Identity Thief and Side Effects. The two films earned a combined $44 million during their opening weekend. The LEGO Movie will make more than that on its own. 2014 should easily win in the year-over-year competition. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ride Laps Competition

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Super Bowl turned into a blow-out, but still earned a record television audience. This explains why the overall box office numbers were down compared to last weekend. That said, there were some films that did well, including Ride Along, which completed the threepeat and by this time next week with be at over $100 million. On the other hand, the new releases really struggled. That Awkward Moment only managed third place, while Labor Day barely avoided the Mendoza Line. Week-over-week, the overall box office fell 26% to $86 million. Compared to last year, the box office also fell, but by only 3%. That said, 2014 is still ahead of 2013 by 6% at $943 million to $887 million, so the market is still healthy. More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases are Far from Super

That Awkward Moment poster

It's the Super Bowl weekend, so needless to say, the new releases are looking rather weak. Why would any studio want to release a film against what is the largest single sporting event of the year? There are two wide releases coming out, but neither is expected to make much of an impact. That Awkward Moment is the bigger of the two wide releases, but its reviews are terrible. It should still earn first place, because there's no competition to speak of. Labor Day's reviews are slightly better and its target demographic has very little crossover appeal with the Super Bowl. Even so, most think it will miss the top five. This weekend last year, Warm Bodies earned first place with just over $20 million. If That Awkward Moment earns $20 million, I will be shocked. It might not earn too much more than half of that. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Frankenstein's Debut isn't Lively

Ride Along poster

I, Frankenstein died at the box office, as it missed the top five entirely. This gave Ride Along an easy road to first place over the weekend. Meanwhile, the rest of the top five all matched expectations, or came within a rounding error of doing so. This helped the overall box office somewhat. It was still a post-holiday frame and the total box office fell 34% to $117 million, but it could have been worse. Compared to last year, the overall box office was 4% higher, which is good news early in the year. 2014 has extended its lead over 2013 to 9% at $823 million to $754 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Frankenstein be Taken for a Ride?

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After a record-breaking weekend, it's a letdown this weekend. I, Frankenstein is the only wide release of the week and there's very little chance it will be a major hit at the box office. It might overtake Ride Along for top spot, but I wouldn't bet on it. Last year Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters was the biggest release of the week earning $19.69 million over the weekend, while it and Mama were the only two films to earn more than $10 million. We should have four films earning more than $10 million over the weekend, so 2014 should win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Per Theater Chart: Along for the Ride

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The only film to top $10,000 on this week's per theater chart was Ride Along, which earned an average of $15,590. This is an amazing result for a January release. In fact, it would have been amazing for a limited release. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ride Cruises to the Finish Line

Ride Along poster

It was a record-breaking weekend with Ride Along earning the biggest January opening weekend and the biggest MLK long weekend. Needless to say, it crushed expectations. Additionally, The Nut Job overcame terrible reviews to earn a solid opening, at least according to estimates. Overall, the box office pulled in $176 million over the three-day weekend, which is 26% more than the three-day weekend last week and last year. Over the four-day weekend, the box office pulled in $211 million, or 28% more than last year's MLK long weekend. That's great news, as 2014 was below 2013's pace. In fact, after this weekend, 2014 has pulled ahead of 2013 by 8% at $671 million to $621 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Jack Ryan Win or is it just Along for the Ride

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At the beginning of the month, I thought this weekend would be a close race between Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and Ride Along. That might still be the case, but it is increasingly unlikely, as Jack Ryan's buzz hasn't kept pace with the buzz for Ride Along. Additionally, Jack Ryan has direct competition from Lone Survivor, which nearly set the January record last weekend and should remain potent this weekend. This weekend last year, Mama won the weekend with $28.40 million and I don't think Ride Along will top that. On the other hand, last year there were only three films that topped $10 million, while this year there could be as many as seven or eight. (All four wide releases have a shot at $10 million, but it is likely not all will get there. There are two holdovers that will earn more than $10 million. Finally, American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street might get an Oscar bounce back to $10 million.) Even in the worst case scenario, four films will crack $10 million. 2014 should win for the first time in the week-over-week comparison. More...

2014 Preview: January

Jack Ryan poster

It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/01/17 1 $14,406,830   2,663 $5,410   $14,406,830 1
2014/01/18 1 $16,683,695 +16% 2,663 $6,265   $31,090,525 2
2014/01/19 1 $10,425,645 -38% 2,663 $3,915   $41,516,170 3
2014/01/20 1 $7,110,210 -32% 2,663 $2,670   $48,626,380 4
2014/01/21 1 $2,103,770 -70% 2,663 $790   $50,730,150 5
2014/01/22 1 $1,770,895 -16% 2,663 $665   $52,501,045 6
2014/01/23 1 $1,744,265 -2% 2,663 $655   $54,245,310 7
2014/01/24 1 $6,318,110 +262% 2,759 $2,290   $60,563,420 8
2014/01/25 1 $9,822,055 +55% 2,759 $3,560   $70,385,475 9
2014/01/26 1 $5,159,330 -47% 2,759 $1,870   $75,544,805 10
2014/01/27 1 $1,351,910 -74% 2,759 $490   $76,896,715 11
2014/01/28 1 $1,545,040 +14% 2,759 $560   $78,441,755 12
2014/01/29 1 $1,062,215 -31% 2,759 $385   $79,503,970 13
2014/01/30 1 $1,158,780 +9% 2,759 $420   $80,662,750 14
2014/01/31 1 $4,011,035 +246% 2,867 $1,399   $84,673,785 15
2014/02/01 1 $6,461,750 +61% 2,867 $2,254   $91,135,535 16
2014/02/02 3 $1,562,935 -76% 2,867 $545   $92,698,470 17
2014/02/03 1 $775,380 -50% 2,867 $270   $93,473,850 18
2014/02/04 1 $844,405 +9% 2,867 $295   $94,318,255 19
2014/02/05 1 $702,415 -17% 2,867 $245   $95,020,670 20
2014/02/06 1 $701,920 n/c 2,867 $245   $95,722,590 21
2014/02/07 3 $2,603,945 +271% 2,800 $930   $98,326,535 22
2014/02/08 3 $4,676,025 +80% 2,800 $1,670   $103,002,560 23
2014/02/09 3 $2,309,970 -51% 2,800 $825   $105,312,530 24
2014/02/10 3 $559,845 -76% 2,800 $200   $105,872,375 25
2014/02/11 3 $575,030 +3% 2,800 $205   $106,447,405 26
2014/02/12 4 $429,665 -25% 2,800 $153   $106,877,070 27
2014/02/13 4 $496,725 +16% 2,800 $177   $107,373,795 28
2014/02/14 7 $3,410,535 +587% 2,517 $1,355   $110,784,330 29
2014/02/15 6 $3,158,835 -7% 2,517 $1,255   $113,943,165 30
2014/02/16 6 $2,139,450 -32% 2,517 $850   $116,082,615 31
2014/02/17 6 $1,120,065 -48% 2,517 $445   $117,202,680 32
2014/02/18 7 $485,095 -57% 2,517 $193   $117,687,775 33
2014/02/19 7 $402,720 -17% 2,517 $160   $118,090,495 34
2014/02/20 7 $415,305 +3% 2,517 $165   $118,505,800 35
2014/02/21 8 $1,333,460 +221% 2,186 $610   $119,839,260 36
2014/02/22 7 $2,207,860 +66% 2,186 $1,010   $122,047,120 37
2014/02/23 8 $1,082,070 -51% 2,186 $495   $123,129,190 38
2014/02/24 7 $240,460 -78% 2,186 $110   $123,369,650 39
2014/02/25 7 $283,865 +18% 2,186 $130   $123,653,515 40
2014/02/26 8 $240,355 -15% 2,186 $110   $123,893,870 41
2014/02/27 8 $229,530 -5% 2,186 $105   $124,123,400 42
2014/02/28 9 $869,085 +279% 1,869 $465   $124,992,485 43
2014/03/01 10 $1,477,165 +70% 1,869 $790   $126,469,650 44
2014/03/02 10 $691,430 -53% 1,869 $370   $127,161,080 45
2014/03/03 10 $214,935 -69% 1,869 $115   $127,376,015 46
2014/03/04 10 $233,625 +9% 1,869 $125   $127,609,640 47
2014/03/05 10 $177,555 -24% 1,869 $95   $127,787,195 48
2014/03/06 10 $176,885 n/c 1,869 $95   $127,964,080 49
2014/03/07 10 $582,120 +229% 1,323 $440   $128,546,200 50
2014/03/08 10 $972,405 +67% 1,323 $735   $129,518,605 51
2014/03/09 11 $469,665 -52% 1,323 $355   $129,988,270 52
2014/03/10 11 $177,985 -62% 1,323 $135   $130,166,255 53
2014/03/11 12 $198,450 +11% 1,323 $150   $130,364,705 54
2014/03/12 11 $191,535 -3% 1,323 $145   $130,556,240 55
2014/03/13 12 $165,225 -14% 1,323 $125   $130,721,465 56
2014/03/14 13 $430,095 +160% 1,024 $420   $131,151,560 57
2014/03/15 12 $629,760 +46% 1,024 $615   $131,781,320 58
2014/03/16 14 $317,440 -50% 1,024 $310   $132,098,760 59
2014/03/17 13 $107,520 -66% 1,024 $105   $132,206,280 60
2014/03/18 13 $112,640 +5% 1,024 $110   $132,318,920 61
2014/03/19 13 $97,280 -14% 1,024 $95   $132,416,200 62
2014/03/20 14 $76,800 -21% 1,024 $75   $132,493,000 63
2014/03/21 13 $181,955 +137% 650 $280   $132,674,955 64
2014/03/22 14 $292,650 +61% 650 $450   $132,967,605 65
2014/03/23 15 $152,750 -48% 650 $235   $133,120,355 66
2014/03/24 15 $55,250 -64% 650 $85   $133,175,605 67
2014/03/25 16 $61,565 +11% 650 $95   $133,237,170 68
2014/03/26 16 $58,205 -5% 650 $90   $133,295,375 69
2014/03/27 - $45,500 -22% 650 $70   $133,340,875 70
2014/03/28 17 $97,195 +114% 360 $270   $133,438,070 71
2014/03/29 18 $152,925 +57% 360 $425   $133,590,995 72
2014/03/30 - $68,270 -55% 360 $190   $133,659,265 73
2014/03/31 - $25,200 -63% 360 $70   $133,684,465 74
2014/04/01 - $25,295 n/c 360 $70   $133,709,760 75
2014/04/02 - $25,350 n/c 360 $70   $133,735,110 76
2014/04/03 - $21,705 -14% 360 $60   $133,756,815 77
2014/04/04 - $53,205 +145% 236 $225   $133,810,020 78
2014/04/05 - $85,070 +60% 236 $360   $133,895,090 79
2014/04/06 - $45,980 -46% 236 $195   $133,941,070 80
2014/04/07 - $13,055 -72% 236 $55   $133,954,125 81
2014/04/08 - $15,340 +18% 236 $65   $133,969,465 82
2014/04/09 - $14,080 -8% 236 $60   $133,983,545 83
2014/04/10 - $12,990 -8% 236 $55   $133,996,535 84
2014/04/11 - $42,415 +227% 179 $237   $134,038,950 85
2014/04/12 - $64,525 +52% 179 $360   $134,103,475 86
2014/04/13 - $38,055 -41% 179 $213   $134,141,530 87
2014/04/14 - $14,960 -61% 179 $84   $134,156,490 88
2014/04/15 - $15,020 n/c 179 $84   $134,171,510 89
2014/04/16 - $14,160 -6% 179 $79   $134,185,670 90
2014/04/17 - $16,895 +19% 179 $94   $134,202,565 91

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/01/17 1 $41,516,170   2,663 $15,590   $41,516,170 3
2014/01/24 1 $21,299,495 -49% 2,759 $7,720   $75,544,805 10
2014/01/31 1 $12,035,720 -43% 2,867 $4,198   $92,698,470 17
2014/02/07 3 $9,589,940 -20% 2,800 $3,425   $105,312,530 24
2014/02/14 6 $8,708,820 -9% 2,517 $3,460   $116,082,615 31
2014/02/21 7 $4,623,390 -47% 2,186 $2,115   $123,129,190 38
2014/02/28 10 $3,037,680 -34% 1,869 $1,625   $127,161,080 45
2014/03/07 10 $2,024,190 -33% 1,323 $1,530   $129,988,270 52
2014/03/14 13 $1,377,295 -32% 1,024 $1,345   $132,098,760 59
2014/03/21 14 $627,355 -54% 650 $965   $133,120,355 66
2014/03/28 18 $318,390 -49% 360 $884   $133,659,265 73
2014/04/04 26 $184,255 -42% 236 $781   $133,941,070 80
2014/04/11 27 $144,995 -21% 177 $819   $134,141,530 87

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/20/20142445,560 445,560$7,913,146$7,913,1461
4/27/20143180,703-59% 626,263$3,478,533$11,391,6782
5/4/2014593,496-48% 719,759$1,856,831$13,248,5093
5/11/2014671,625-23% 791,384$1,431,784$14,680,2934
5/18/20141038,065-47% 829,449$760,919$15,441,2125
5/25/20141130,560-20% 860,009$610,894$16,052,1066
6/1/20141528,892-5% 888,901$577,551$16,629,6577
6/8/20141915,781-45% 904,682$309,781$16,939,4398
6/15/20142515,540-2% 920,222$234,032$17,173,4719
6/22/20142810,557-32% 930,779$180,630$17,354,10110
6/29/20141719,732+87% 950,511$303,478$17,657,57911
7/6/20142124,938+26% 975,449$261,600$17,919,17912
7/13/20142517,815-29% 993,264$194,540$18,113,71913
7/20/20141026,321+48% 1,019,585$283,740$18,397,45914
7/27/20141421,133-20% 1,040,718$176,672$18,574,13115
8/3/20141818,894-11% 1,059,612$222,760$18,796,89116
8/10/20142516,162-14% 1,075,774$193,782$18,990,67417

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/20/20143253,298 253,298$5,154,612$5,154,6121
4/27/2014382,111-68% 335,409$1,903,342$7,057,9542
5/4/2014441,502-49% 376,911$1,006,840$8,064,7943
5/11/2014828,370-32% 405,282$672,094$8,736,8884
5/18/2014921,310-25% 426,592$511,223$9,248,1115
5/25/20141410,704-50% 437,295$255,065$9,503,1766
6/1/2014189,724-9% 447,019$232,988$9,736,1647
7/20/2014148,951 490,593$118,784$10,507,78714

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Cast

Ice Cube    James Payton
Kevin Hart    Ben Barber
John Leguizamo    Santiago
Bruce McGill    Lt. Brooks
Tika Sumpter    Angela Payton
Bryan Callen    Miggs
Laurence Fishburne    Omar
Dragos Bucur    Marko
Gary Owen    Crazy Cody
Jacob Latimore    Ramon
Jay Pharoah    Runflat
Benjamin 'Lil P-Nut' Flores Jr.    Morris The Kid
Eric Benson    Marko's Gunman
Greg Rementer    Marko's Gunman
Anna House    Cafeteria Lady
Jasmine Burke    Dispatcher Gina
Julie Gribble    Waiver Officer
John Kap    Bearded Biker
Anona Tolar    Biker's Wife
Dwayne Brown    Angry Car Owner
Louanne Lafortune    Gun Shop Val
Keith Walters    Shotgun Shooter
David Banner    Jay
James Logan    Pawn Shop Owner
Chase Anderson    Market Cashier
Angie Stone    Market Shopper
Emmanuel Hudson    Market Shopper
Kenny Alfonso    Strip Club Manager
Phillip Devona    Tweaker
Omari Wallace    Tweaker
Sheena Kharazmi    Hostage
Thida Penn    Hostage
Aaron Saxton    Roberto
Mark Hicks    Gang Lieutenant
Joseph Williams    Omar Gangster
William Neenan    Serbian Boss
Brian Oerly    Serb
William Horton    Carjacked Driver
Eric Goins    Assface23
Lucius Baston    Ballsdeep23
Drew Goin    Suds31
Elle Duncan    News Reporter
Gary Weeks    Dr. Cowan
Jeff Rose    Medic Jeffrey

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Tim Story
Screenwriter    Greg Coolidge
Screenwriter    Jason Mantzoukas
Screenwriter    Phil Hay
Screenwriter    Matt Manfredi
Story Creator    Greg Coolidge
Producer    Will Packer
Producer    Ice Cube
Producer    Matt Alvarez
Producer    Larry Brezner
Executive Producer    Nicolas Stern
Executive Producer    Ron Muhammad
Executive Producer    Chris Bender
Executive Producer    JC Spink
Production Designer    Chris Cornwell
Editor    Craig Alpert
Composer    Christopher Lennertz
Director of Photography    Larry Blanford
Casting Director    Victoria Thomas
Unit Production Manager    Barbara Kelly
Assistant Director    Lee Cleary
Assistant Director    David Arnold
Art Director    Rob Simons
Artistic Coordinator    Dustin Berry
Set Decorator    Amy McGary
Set Designer    Aaron Linker
Story Artist    Todd Harris
Sound Mixer    Mary H. Ellis
Assistant Editor    Bart Breve
Assistant Editor    Jim Carretta
Post-Production Supervisor    Bill Wohlken
Special Effects Coordinator    David Fletcher
Costume Supervisor    Shilla Benning
Costume Designer    Devyne Johnson
Make up    Debra Denson
Make up    Yolanda Sheridan
Hairstylist    Cynthia Chapman
Hairstylist    Brett Mayo
Visual Effects Supervisor    Scott M. Davids
Visual Effects Producer    Seth Kleinberg
Visual Effects Designer    Dennis Murillo
Re-recording Mixer    Christian Minkler
Re-recording Mixer    Jon Taylor
Supervising Sound Editor    Kami Asgar
Supervising Sound Editor    Sean McCormack
Sound Editor    Benjamin L. Cook
Sound Editor    Hector Gika
Sound Editor    Jeffrey A. Pitts
Sound Editor    William Riley
Sound Editor    Jack Whittaker
Dialogue Editor    Erin Oakley
Foley Mixer    Ron Mellegers
Foley Mixer    Randy Wilson
Music Editor    Todd Bozung
Music Editor    Jaclyn Newman Dorn
Score Recordist    Jeff Vaughn
Stunt Coordinator    Noon Orsatti
Stunt Coordinator    Larnell Stovall

Ride Along