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Added by Seaworth on 7 Jan 2009 11:15
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Partners Against Crime

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People who added this item 2084 Average listal rating (1428 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Martin Riggs & Roger Murtaugh

Off-the-rails maverick meets one week until retirement family man.

20 Points

Tagline: If these two can learn to stand each other... the bad guys don't stand a chance.
Number of Cases Together: 4
Other Buddies: Leo Getz, Lee Butters

RM: Have you ever met anybody you didn't kill?
MR: Well, I haven't killed you yet.
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People who added this item 1807 Average listal rating (1165 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Axel Foley & Billy Rosewood

Street-wise east coast cop meets by-the-book west coast cop.

18 Points

Tagline: Axel Foley's back...where he doesn't belong!
Number of Cases Together: 3
Other Buddies: John Taggart

AF: You just hit a squad car!
BR: I know, I know. It's okay, I know the guy. He's a jerk.
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People who added this item 2668 Average listal rating (1809 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Zeus Carver & John McClane

Racist electrician meets unlucky alcoholic cop.

16 Points

Tagline: Think fast. Look alive. Die hard.
Number of Cases Together: 1
Other Buddies: Al Powell

JMcC: Yo, partner! Wait up.
ZC: Hey, hey, hey, hey, I ain't your partner. I ain't your neighbor, your brother, or your friend. I'm your total stranger.
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People who added this item 2861 Average listal rating (1875 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
Rush Hour (1998)
Lee & James Carter

Pleasant Chinese cop meets arrogant American cop.

15 Points

Tagline: They come from different cultures. But on a case this big, they speak the same language.
Number of Cases Together: 3

Lee: Let me tell you something about Asians, we never panic.
JC: Oh yeah, when Godzilla be coming, y'all be trippin': "Giaca! Giaca!"
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People who added this item 1531 Average listal rating (1086 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.4
Jack Slater & Danny Madigan

Indestructable movie cop meets fanatic real-life boy.

14 Points

Tagline: Did someone say action?
Number of Cases Together: 1

DM: ...I thought I was going to die.
JS: Well I'm sorry to disappoint you but you're gonna live to enjoy all the glorious fruits life has got to offer - acne, shaving, premature ejaculation... and your first divorce.
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People who added this item 2945 Average listal rating (2034 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Nicholas Angel & Danny Butterman

Exceptional dedicated cop meets well-meaning ineffective cop.

13 Points

Tagline: Big Cops. Small Town. Moderate Violence.
Number of Cases Together: 1

NA: You're a doctor, deal with it!
DB: Yeah, motherfucker!
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People who added this item 2157 Average listal rating (1439 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.9
Bad Boys (1995)
Marcus Burnett & Mike Lowrey

Hen-pecked family man meets stylish playboy cop.

11 Points

Tagline: Whatcha gonna do?
Number of Cases Together: 2

MB: You see what happens when you go off without me? You get into shit.
ML: Oh please, like shit don't happen when you're there.
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People who added this item 251 Average listal rating (190 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.1
Chris Kenner & Johnny Murata

Relentless force of nature meets fresh-faced, wise-cracking rookie.

11 Points

Tagline: One's a warrior. One's a wise guy. They're two L.A. cops going after a gang of drug lords. Feet first.
Number of Cases Together: 1

JM: Well? Are you gonna kill him?
CK: Not right now... Maybe later.
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People who added this item 1662 Average listal rating (1080 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 6.1
David Starsky & Ken Hutchinson

Reserved intelligent cop meets intuitive street smart cop.

8 Points

Tagline: Tough on crime, easy on the eye.
Number of Cases Together: 1

KH: I like your style.
DS: I like your moves.
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People who added this item 6371 Average listal rating (4491 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.6
Seven (1995)
David Mills & William Somerset

Young short-tempered cop meets retiring patient cop.

7 Points

Tagline: Let he who is without sin try to survive.
Number of Cases Together: 1

WS: Anyone who spends a significant amount of time with me finds me disagreeable. Just ask your husband.
DM: Very true. Very, very true.
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People who added this item 607 Average listal rating (440 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
48 Hrs. (1982)
Reggie Hammond & Jack Cates

Foul-mouthed convict meets chain-smoking alcoholic cop.

5 Points

Tagline: They couldn't have liked each other less. They couldn't have needed each other more. And the last place they ever expected to be is on the same side.
Number of Cases Together: 2

JC: Class isn't something you buy. Look at you, you've got on a 500-dollar suit and you're still a low-life.
RH: Yeah, but I look good.
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People who added this item 1012 Average listal rating (682 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6
Miami Vice (2006)
Ricardo Tubbs & James "Sonny" Crockett

Married black cop meets promiscuous white cop.

5 Points

Tagline: No Law, No Rules, No Order.
Number of Cases Together: 1

JC: What? Do you think I'm in so deep I forgot?
RT: I will never doubt you.
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People who added this item 549 Average listal rating (389 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Red Heat (1988)
Art Ridzik & Ivan Danko

Zany American cop meets emotionless Russian cop.

4 Points

Tagline: Moscow's toughest detective. Chicago's craziest cop. There's only one thing more dangerous than making them mad: making them partners.
Number of Cases Together: 1

AR: In this country, we try to protect the rights of individuals. It's called the Miranda Act, and it says that you can't even touch his ass.
ID: I do not want to touch his ass. I want to make him talk!
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People who added this item 776 Average listal rating (532 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.4
Tango & Cash (1989)
Gabriel Cash & Raymond Tango

Scruffy renegade cop meets smooth organised cop.

4 Points

Tagline: Two of L.A.'s top rival cops are going to have to work together... even if it kills them.
Number of Cases Together: 1

GC: You know, you just fell for the oldest routine in the book: bad cop...
RT: Worse cop!
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People who added this item 1102 Average listal rating (705 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
Scott Turner & Hooch

Obsessively neat detective meets slobbering unruly canine.

4 Points

Tagline: The Oddest Couple Ever Unleashed!
Number of Cases Together: 1

ST: Don't eat the car! Not the car! Oh, what am I yelling at you for? You're a dog!

Note: K9 is pretty much the same.
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People who added this item 345 Average listal rating (240 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6
Dragnet (1987)
Joe Friday & Pep Streebeck

Veteran straight cop meets unconventional rookie cop.

3 Points

Tagline: They're so bad at being bad... but so much worse at being good!
Number of Cases Together: 1

PS: Do you know the kinds of things that fall into an industrial sausage breast? NOT excluding rodent hair and bug excrement?
JF: I hate you, Streebeck.
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The buddy cop genre, fondly known as Buddypunk, has been around since the 1970s and has lasted until modern day. The film usually focuses on two individuals who have to work on a case despite the fact that they are polar opposites, hail from different cultures or can't stand each other. The films are generally action orientated with a dose of comedy.

At least one of the pair has to be a cop. New additions welcome.

Wounded in the line of duty +3
Unusually large explosions +3
High octane car chases +3

Racial differences +2
Using excessive force +2
Stressing out their superiors +2
Arguing and reconciling +2

Both members are cops +1
Undercover work +1
Using Martials Arts +1
Difference in approach +1

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