History Main / COWBOYCOP

21st Aug '16 3:34:11 PM pyroclastic
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Compare BunnyEarsLawyer. Contrast ByTheBookCop. Compare ''and'' contrast DirtyCop and RabidCop. While a Cowboy Cop is generally more well-intentioned than a Dirty Cop, more {{deconstruct|edTrope}}ive works will concede that they both show [[NotSoDifferent equal scorn]] for necessary regulations; meanwhile a Rabid Cop is a Cowboy who's lost all sense of perspective and morality. For the military version, see MilitaryMaverick. OldFashionedCopper is the specifically British subtrope.

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Compare BunnyEarsLawyer. Contrast ByTheBookCop. Compare ''and'' contrast DirtyCop and RabidCop. While a Cowboy Cop is generally more well-intentioned than a Dirty Cop, more {{deconstruct|edTrope}}ive works will concede that they both show [[NotSoDifferent equal scorn]] for necessary regulations; meanwhile a Rabid Cop is a Cowboy who's lost all sense of perspective and morality. For the military version, see MilitaryMaverick. OldFashionedCopper is the specifically British subtrope. For a policeman involved with literal OldWest cowboys, see TheSheriff.
8th Jul '16 10:19:18 AM KingLyger
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[[caption-width-right:300:That meter maid looks like trouble.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:That meter maid looks like trouble.[[caption-width-right:300:[[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Dirty Larry is Shooting You]].]]
30th Apr '16 1:36:54 PM Eievie
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''He`s a loose cannon, but ''DAMMIT'' he's the best we have!''

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''He`s ''He's a loose cannon, but ''DAMMIT'' he's the best we have!''
19th Dec '15 7:34:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''Funny Or Die's'' ''[[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/2621d24714/tough-justice-with-michelle-dockery Tough Justice]]'', which pits [[TheShield Vic Mackey]] alongside Lady Mary from ''DowntonAbbey''.

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* ''Funny Or Die's'' ''[[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/2621d24714/tough-justice-with-michelle-dockery Tough Justice]]'', which pits [[TheShield [[Series/TheShield Vic Mackey]] alongside Lady Mary from ''DowntonAbbey''.''Series/DowntonAbbey''.
26th Oct '15 3:23:13 PM FordPrefect
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Cowboy Cops are almost always asked to TurnInYourBadge by DaChief, at which point they usually become a VigilanteMan in regards to whatever bad guy they are after for either the rest of the movie or until they get their badge back. As a result of his flagrant rule-breaking, InternalAffairs ''hates'' the Cowboy Cop with a passion. Often policemen who oppose the Cowboy Cop are revealed to be {{Dirty Cop}}s, scared that he's going to shake up the system they've worked so hard to manipulate in their favor. As part of being unorthodox, the Cowboy Cop often has his at least one [[StreetSmart contact on the street]] to feed him information that otherwise can't be obtained through an official channel.

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Cowboy Cops are almost always asked to TurnInYourBadge by DaChief, at which point they usually become a VigilanteMan in regards to whatever bad guy they are after for either the rest of the movie or until they get their badge back. As a result of his flagrant rule-breaking, InternalAffairs ''hates'' the Cowboy Cop with a passion. Often policemen who oppose the Cowboy Cop are revealed to be {{Dirty Cop}}s, scared that he's going to shake up the system they've worked so hard to manipulate in their favor. As part of being unorthodox, the Cowboy Cop often has his at least one [[StreetSmart contact on the street]] to feed him information that otherwise can't be obtained through an official channel.
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9th Aug '15 3:17:14 PM johnnyfog
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[[quoteright:250:[[VideoGame/DirtyLarryRenegadeCop http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dirtylarry_1610.jpg]]]]
9th Aug '15 3:16:52 PM johnnyfog
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[[caption-width-right:248:That meter maid looks like trouble.]]

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[[caption-width-right:248:That [[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/atarilarry.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:300:That
meter maid looks like trouble.]]
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18th Jul '15 8:43:56 PM johnnyfog
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''...But he gets results!''

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''...But he gets results!''
''He`s a loose cannon, but ''DAMMIT'' he's the best we have!''
1st May '15 6:38:44 PM TitoMosquito
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-->'''McBain''': '''''MENDOZAAAAAAA!!!'''''

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-->'''McBain''': -->'''[=McBain=]''': '''''MENDOZAAAAAAA!!!'''''
28th Feb '15 12:34:42 AM erforce
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The TropeNamer for "Cowboy Cop" is ''BeverlyHillsCop'' (1984), then the term was popularized by ''Film/DieHard'' (1988).

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The TropeNamer for "Cowboy Cop" is ''BeverlyHillsCop'' ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'' (1984), then the term was popularized by ''Film/DieHard'' (1988).
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