Film and TV

Twenty buddy cop movies worth seeing again

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48 Hrs. (1982) A prototype of the '80s buddy cop movie, and one of its greatest: Grizzled cop (Nick Nolte) pairs with Eddie Murphy, who is at his most smart-assed. -- Nick Lucchesi

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Turner & Hooch (1989) Scott Turner (Tom Hanks) is only days away from leaving the department -- a play on the buddy cop stand-by of the veteran officer being close to retirement, of course -- until a local man is killed and Hanks is forced to "partner" with the dead guy's dog, Hooch. -- Nick Lucchesi

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Men in Black (1997) Space cops Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. You can gather which one is the grizzled vet.

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Rush Hour (1998) Chris Tucker's Detective Carter doesn't want a partner -- but he gets Jackie Chan's Detective Lee in Brett Ratner's Rush Hour. There's a kidnapping the two cops need to resolve with explosions and martial arts aplenty. This buddy cop film -- the first of a three-movie franchise -- marked Chan's big entrance into Hollywood. Today, he has his sights on opening a school that can train tomorrow's Jackie Chan. -- Nick Lucchesi
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