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Meet the squad when CHiPs: Law & Disorder arrives on DVD on July 31 and Digital Download on July 17. Comedy legends Dax Shepard (Hit & Run, Parenthood) and Michael Peña (Ant-Man) star in the action comedy CHiPs: Law & Disorder the latest American Buddy Cop movie full of comedy capers and witty one liners.

In CHiPs we witness ultimate squad goals with Ponch and Jon, so to celebrate the comedy duo of the year; we take a look at some of the other top cop bromances in film…

CHIPS: Law & Disorder arrives on DVD on July 31 and is OUT now on Digital Download

Rush Hour

Rush Hour is a 1998 American buddy action comedy film starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker as mismatched cops who must rescue the Chinese consul’s kidnapped daughter.

When the FBI informs Consul Han about his daughters kidnapping, he calls in his friend Lee (Chan) to assist in the case. However, to detract negative attention on an international scale, the FBI pawn him off on an arrogant, reckless and loudmouthed LAPD detective; James Carter (Tucker).

Carter is desperate to get his reputation back after a previous botched sting operation went disastrously wrong. With witty one liners and a lot of kick ass moves, he and Lee set about solving the case – and save Han’s daughter.

The duo were such a successful franchise that they also inspired a series of sequels; Rush Hour 2 and 3.

Tango and Cash

In 1989 Tango & Cash saw A-list stars Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell team up in the hit buddy cop film.

Raymond Tango (Stallone) and Gabriel Cash (Russell) are two rival LAPD narcotics detectives, who are forced to work together after a criminal mastermind frames them both for murder.

After disrupting one too many of Perrets smuggling operations, he decides to get them out of the way. Both detectives are anonymously tipped off about a drug deal, they meet at the location only to discover a dead body instead not long before the FBI arrive and surround the duo.

Following an action packed gun fight and a couple of explosions, the pair defeat the crime Lord and clear their names.

Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon is a 1987 buddy action film. The film stars Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as the ultimate cop odd couple.


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In Lethal Weapon, a pair of mismatched LAPD detectives; (starting to see a pattern?) Martin Riggs (Gibson), a former Special Forces officer who has become suicidal following the death of his wife and Roger Murtaugh (Glover), a 50-year-old veteran of the force – work together as partners. Together they uncover a massive drug-trafficking ring and utilise each other’s strengths to bring the bad guys down.

The mismatched pairing of the duo result in offbeat humour and many laughs in this hit film. The popularity of the film has since inspired a successful TV series starring Damon Wayon and Clayne Crawford.

Cop Out

2010’s Cop Out sees Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan team up in the American buddy cop action-comedy genre.

Veteran detective Jimmy Monroe (Willis) needs money to pay for his daughter’s upcoming wedding, so he decides it’s time to sell his prized ’52 Pafko baseball card. However, before he’s able to sell it, it’s stolen. Jimmy and his partner, Paul (Morgan), decide to confront a gangster who is obsessed with sports memorabilia.

Following their successful investigation into the gang, Jimmy and Paul end up receiving commendations from the precinct chief and all ends well for the duo and Jimmy’s daughter’s wedding.

CHiPs: Law & Disorder

Jon Baker (Shepard) and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles, but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten-up former pro biker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million-dollar heist that may be an inside job—inside the CHP.

The inexperienced rookie and the hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kick-starting a real partnership is easier said than done.  But with Baker’s unique bike skills and Ponch’s street savvy it might just work… if they don’t drive each other crazy first.

CHIPS: Law & Disorder arrives on DVD on July 31 and is OUT now on Digital Download

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