Best Movie Cop Duo of All Time

I have just finished a Lethal Weapon marathon and it is official – Riggs and Murtaugh are the best movie cop duo of all time. I know some may think maybe Tango and Cash (I will take an obscure Stallone comment for a 1,000) but think about it… Riggs and Murtaugh have defeated Gary Busey, Hans from the Mighty Ducks, Jet Li, and some arms dealer guy.

I like to think this duo is Big Al and I (I am Riggs of course). We just travel around with no sense of Miranda rights, dispatching what we view as unmanly moments with severe prejudice. But I digress. Is there any cop tandem that is better out there?

Just for clarification, Batman is not a cop. Maybe Rosewood and Taggert in Beverly Hills Cop have a shot, but they are merely sidekicks in the greatness of Axel Foley. There is Burnett and Mike Lowery (Bad Boys). I really think they are the only ones who have a chance, but even ”too old for this shit” Riggs could handle them by himself. Now, Jim Belushi and Arnold were cops in Red Heat and there is always James Carter and Inspector Lee (Rush Hour). Listen, I like Jackie Chan but let’s be honest, Jet Li would destroy him and Jet Li has been defeated by Riggs and Murtaugh.

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So we put it to you, Mandependence Nation: Is Riggs and Murtaugh the greatest cop tandem of all time? We certainly think so.

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3 Responses to “Best Movie Cop Duo of All Time”

  • High School Diploma: April 12, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    This is a very beautiful and interesting article
    The most educating one i have read today!

    High School Diploma

  • Emily: April 25, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I’m going to have to second the Rosewood and Taggert nomination! I don’t care that they weren’t the main duo in the movie — they rocked and were hilarious. Butterman and Angel in “Hot Fuzz” are pretty good too though.

    • Big Al: May 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm

      Butterman totally makes the duo in “Hot Fuzz”. If you haven’t already, you can see this duo in action in Shaun of the dead. One of my all time favs!

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