Buddy cops movie montage: A familiar trope gets broken down. (VIDEO)
Watch This Great Buddy Cop Movie Montage
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Nov. 5 2013 12:37 PM

Watch This Great Buddy Cop Movie Montage

Dangling a suspect: a favorite tactic of buddy cops.


The plain title, "Buddy Cops: A Movie Montage" may not grab you right away.

But this video, edited cleverly by husband and wife team Brutzelpretzel and Clara Darko (the duo behind the brilliant "Movies in Movies" montage from a few months ago) and presented by Slacktory, goes beyond merely pointing out that buddy cops exist, and digs into the details of the well-worn movie template. Featuring a plethora of cop combinations from Lethal Weapon to Bad Boys to The Heat, the montage covers pretty much all of the bases. Complaining about their department-issued car? Check. Good cop/bad cop routine? Check. Sharing a comedic bonding moment with food or possibly a suspect dangling over a rail? Yup, that’s all there, too.


The accompanying soundtrack is wonderfully appropriate and serves as a pleasant reminder that creating a good buddy cop movie doesn’t just require a charismatic duo—it requires hitting the right notes in a song we all know well.

Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer.

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