First, pick out your favorite pair of kick ass buddy cops:
- Starsky and Hutch
- Crockett and Tubbs
- Gottlieb and Clayton
- Freebie and Bean
- Lowrey and Burnett
- Tango and Cash
- Riggs and Murtaugh
Paul Michael Glaser
Philip Michael Thomas
Next, identify which one is the "wild one."
You win if you get them all right.
Wikipedia on Buddy Cops:
The "Buddy Cop" genre of films are action films with plots involving two men of very different and conflicting personalities who are forced to work together to solve a crime and/or defeat criminals, sometimes learning from each other in the process. Frequently, although not always, the two heroes are of different ethnicities or cultures. Even if the two men have a similar ethnic background, one of them is often "wilder" than the other, a hot-tempered iconoclast paired with a more even-tempered partner. Often the "wilder" partner is also the younger of the two, with the even-tempered partner having more patience and experience. These films sometimes also contain a variation on the old good cop/bad cop motif, in which one partner tends to be "kinder" and more understanding but the other partner is a streetwise, "old school" policeman who tends to break (or at least bend) the rules.WRAL reported today on Durham's buddy cops:
Police on Monday interviewed two Durham police officers involved in the Duke lacrosse case in connection to an alleged assault outside of a Raleigh sports bar.sources:
Durham police Deputy Chief R.H. Hodge said officers from Raleigh spoke with Sgt. Mark Gottlieb, the supervisor of the lacrosse investigation, and Officer Richard Clayton, who reports to Gottlieb and has assisted on the Duke case, at Durham police headquarters. Raleigh officers were also interviewing several other Durham officers, but Hodge would not say how many.
Durham police Chief Steve Chalmers, however, has said six officers are being investigated.
Raleigh Police Interview Durham Officers In Assault Investigation [WRAL.com, July 24, 2006]
Investigators questioned about assault [NewsObserver.com, July 24, 2006]