Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Movie Clip Wednesday - Favorite Police/Detective Movie

Boxer continues her hiatus and disturbing penchant for taking pictures of dogs wearing hats. But it's the Milk River Madman that continues to take up the mantle that is Movie Clip Wednesday, the Meme where everyone picks a clip from their favorite movies based on a weekly theme and tries to keep the clip or clips to around 3 minutes long. This week's theme is FAVORITE POLICE/DETECTIVE MOVIE. Well, for those who know me. the obvious choice is 1971's Dirty Harry and it's sequels. I think this is the definitive detective movie. Harry Callahan lives on the edge on the law and tracks down the bad guys even with all the liberal red tape he's forced to deal with. To hell with Miranda and coddling criminals, Harry gets the job done and is the coolest human being on the planet. It's hard to believe that Frank Sinatra was actually the first choice over Clint Eastwood for this role. However, I know the Madman and Karl both have an affinity for Clint, so I decided not to go the Dirty Harry route.

Instead, I've gone to the other end of the police movie spectrum for one of the funniest cop movies ever made - Police Academy. Alright, I'm just kidding. I wouldn't do that to everyone. But the police comedy I did choose was 2001's Broken Lizard's Super Troopers. Admittedly, this is a guy's movie. And it's way funnier than the trailer movie clip that I have here (pickins' were slim on youtube) . It's about a bunch of Highway Patrolmen in Vermont (played by the Broken Lizard comedy troupe) and the wacky stuff they do. What makes it funnier is their captain. The captain is suppose to be the voice of reason, the disciplinarian. This captain (played by Brian Cox - Hannibal Lecter in the film, Manhunter) is just an older version of these nutjob cops. It's worth a watch if you've never seen it.

If you like a good pistol whipping, bad wardrobes and cheesy mustaches, then head on over to the Madman's and stakeout his blog (see what I did there with all the police references?).


Princess said...

should have checked in with the Madman first!
I guess great minds do think alike.

funny funny movie...

moi said...

Haven't seen it, but I'll take your and MRM's word for it that it's funny. I grew up on Dirty Harry movies so they always get an amen from Moi. Which says something about my parents, only I'm not sure exactly what. Happy Movie Clip Wednesday!

Anonymous said...

I'm stunned that this thing wound up as blog-jynx material. "Manhunter" was a gem, though!

Milk River Madman said...

I know what your thinking. Is he going with Dirty Harry or Super Troopers? Well, do ya feel lucky punk?

I would have bet a lot of money that Super Troopers was safe from a blog jinx?

"We were going to Canada. For, uh, french fries and gravy."

"Canada huh? You almost made it."

Happy MCW Buzz.

Pam said...

Ack! Yep, I never made it through this thing, but have attempted it. My time is too important to me to bother sitting through this! :) Happy MCW.

Buzz Kill said...

I had this done 2 days ago and auto launched it at midnight. By then it was too late. The Madman out thought me - again.

As detective movies go, you're much better off watching Dirty Harry. Super Troopers is the Animal House of Detective movies.

Thing? It's really funny. Brian Cox was no Hannibal Lecter in this movie.

You are my bachelor doppleganger. It's amazing the things we think are funny. We'll see what "we" think is overrated next week.

Farva: Hey, let's pop some Viagras and issue tickets with raging, mega-huge boners.
Thorny: You know, Farva, only you can make a dark man blush. And no, we're not doing it.

But I'll bet your husband loved it.

sparringK9 said...

I got here and thought -wait? wheres my comment from this morning and realize you and MRM have the same choice? never have seen these movies...but i am going to take your word for it that its a guy thing. I really liked "the hangover" so who knows?

Happy MCW.

did you get your chicken yet?

Heff said...

Looks like I need to check out Super Troopers.

Jenny said...

I have never seen this movie. I have never heard of this movie either. Makes me worry about what I was doing in 2001. It's on my list and a late Happy MCW.

Joanna Cake said...

Well, I just wrote no blog jinx yet and find one here with a movie I've never heard of! :)