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25th Feb '17 8:42:34 PM steam66
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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': Metrocops/Civil Protection officers. Unlike the Combine Overwatch Soldiers, they don't really have a good grasp of tactics; cops will regularly charge toward you disregarding cover or environmental hazards, and they do so in large groups. Practically the only thing they care to avoid is thrown grenades. This can lead to some amusing moments early on in the game- particularly, during a segment of Route Kanal, a train comes down the tracks a squad of Metrocops happens to be rushing toward you on...
10th Dec '16 9:03:28 PM HawkbitAlpha
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** The same also seems to, very ironically, apply to paramedics too - the ambulances seem to exhibit much the same behaviour as the cop cars, causing more fatalities than they prevent: it's very common for them to run over half a dozen people in their attempt to reach a single wounded person, then run over a few more after they're done.

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** The same also seems to, very ironically, apply to paramedics too - the ambulances seem to exhibit much the same behaviour as the cop cars, causing more fatalities than they prevent: it's very common for them to [[DestructiveSavior run over half a dozen people in their attempt to reach a single wounded person, then run over a few more after they're done.]]
11th Oct '16 9:12:58 PM dmcreif
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%%* Movie example: ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit''.
* Parodied in ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' (picture above), with an ''unbelievably'' large number of cops. Made funnier in that, since the heroes are driving an old police car, the cops ''should'' be able to do what they do, though they didn't have the benefit of being on a MissionFromGod.

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%%* Movie example: * Buford T. Justice in ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit''.
* Parodied in ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' (picture above), with an ''unbelievably'' large number of cops. Made funnier in that, since the heroes are driving an old police car, and the use of unnecessary violence in the apprehension of the Blues Brothers has been approved, the cops ''should'' be able to do what stop them, but they do, though they didn't don't have the benefit of being on a MissionFromGod.



* ''Film/BatmanBegins''. Many cops engage him in a high speed chase through highways and back streets as he's trying to save Rachel's life. Several spectacular crashes occur, with two or three car pileups, explosive caltrops are deployed at one point, and the Batmobile even drives over a police cruiser, crushing it. When Bruce gets back to the Batcave, Alfred (who has been following the news reports of the chase) tells him "It's a miracle no one was killed."

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* ''Film/BatmanBegins''. Many cops engage him Bruce Wayne's Tumbler in a high speed chase through highways and back streets as he's trying to save Rachel's life. Several spectacular crashes occur, with two or three car pileups, explosive caltrops are deployed at one point, being deployed, and the Batmobile Tumbler even drives over a flattening another police cruiser, crushing it.cruiser. When Bruce gets back to the Batcave, Alfred (who has been following the news reports of the chase) tells him "It's a miracle no one was killed."



* The SFPD cops who make the unwise decision to try to chase Film/JamesBond (who is driving a stolen fire engine) in ''Film/AViewToAKill''.

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* The SFPD cops who make the unwise decision to try to chase Film/JamesBond (who is driving a stolen fire engine) across the Third Street Bridge in ''Film/AViewToAKill''.''Film/AViewToAKill''. The commanding officer makes the foolish mistake of stopping where his car gets crushed by the counterweight when the bridge is lowered.
14th May '16 12:01:06 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Lampshaded in an episode of ''{{Reno 911}}'' in an interview with Deputy Travis Junior, he mentions an incident when he was chasing drug runner "Fast Eddie" [=McLintock=] with about 15 other cruisers. The lead cruiser wrecked and started a pileup. Deputy Junior mentions that he saw the wreck about a mile up, as he was the last in line, but he just floored it, because how often do you get to be in a 15 car pileup?

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* Lampshaded in an episode of ''{{Reno ''Series/{{Reno 911}}'' in an interview with Deputy Travis Junior, he mentions an incident when he was chasing drug runner "Fast Eddie" [=McLintock=] with about 15 other cruisers. The lead cruiser wrecked and started a pileup. Deputy Junior mentions that he saw the wreck about a mile up, as he was the last in line, but he just floored it, because how often do you get to be in a 15 car pileup?
13th Apr '16 10:11:50 AM Willbyr
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* In ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'', this is played for laughs when an obstinate police officer (who looks suspiciously like she wandered off the set of YoureUnderArrest) gives chase to Sousuke and Chidori double-riding a stolen bike using her squad car and fails epically. The next time we see her, she mentions she's on probation due to wrecking the car.

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* In ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'', this is played for laughs when an obstinate police officer (who looks suspiciously like she wandered off the set of YoureUnderArrest) ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'') gives chase to Sousuke and Chidori double-riding a stolen bike using her squad car and fails epically. The next time we see her, she mentions she's on probation due to wrecking the car.
14th Sep '15 1:39:06 AM GnomeTitan
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* This trope was one of the basic comedic ingreditents of ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard''. In almost every episode, the General Lee would be chased by Sheriff Coltrane, and often also by one or more of his deputies in their cars. Despite the chases usually ending with one or more totalled police vehicles, Coltrane seemed to enjoy the chase just as much as the Dukes.

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* This trope was is one of the basic comedic ingreditents of ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard''. In almost every episode, the General Lee would be is chased by Sheriff Coltrane, and often also by one or more of his deputies in their cars. Despite the chases usually ending with one or more totalled police vehicles, Coltrane seemed seems to enjoy the chase just as much as the Dukes.
14th Sep '15 1:32:58 AM GnomeTitan
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* ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'', almost every episode.

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* ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'', This trope was one of the basic comedic ingreditents of ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard''. In almost every episode.episode, the General Lee would be chased by Sheriff Coltrane, and often also by one or more of his deputies in their cars. Despite the chases usually ending with one or more totalled police vehicles, Coltrane seemed to enjoy the chase just as much as the Dukes.
6th Sep '15 11:49:25 AM nombretomado
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* ''NeedForSpeed Most Wanted'': Crashing into one of the marked buildings or roadside objects during pursuit will cause it to crush down on the police cars chasing you.

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* ''NeedForSpeed Most Wanted'': ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeedMostWanted'': Crashing into one of the marked buildings or roadside objects during pursuit will cause it to crush down on the police cars chasing you.



** In ''NeedForSpeed Carbon'', a cop car will often take up position in front of your car and stay there with remarkable precision. You can steer the cop car into oncoming traffic.

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** In ''NeedForSpeed ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed Carbon'', a cop car will often take up position in front of your car and stay there with remarkable precision. You can steer the cop car into oncoming traffic.
2nd Aug '15 10:05:49 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** The best part: [[EverybodyOwnsAFord Every single one of the wrecked police cars is a Peugeot]]. Several different models from compacts to vans, but all Peugeots. Then again, the ''Film/{{Taxi}}'' series does border on blatant Peugeot ProductPlacement.
* ''Film/BatmanBegins''. Despite Batman's "no killing" creed (which the cops don't know about), many cops engage him in a high speed chase through highways and back streets as he's trying to save Rachel's life. Several spectacular crashes occur with 2 or 3 car pileups, explosive caltrops are deployed at one point, and the Batmobile even drives over a police cruiser, crushing it. When Bruce gets back to the Batcave, Alfred (who has been following the news reports of the chase) tells him "It's a miracle no one was killed." Er, yeah.
** They try to justify it in the direct sequel ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', by giving the Batmobile "lifesign sensors." It knows which cars are okay to blow up.

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** The best part: [[EverybodyOwnsAFord Every single one of the wrecked police cars is a Peugeot]]. Several different models from compacts to vans, but all Peugeots. Then again, the ''Film/{{Taxi}}'' series does border on blatant Peugeot ProductPlacement.
* ''Film/BatmanBegins''. Despite Batman's "no killing" creed (which the cops don't know about), many Many cops engage him in a high speed chase through highways and back streets as he's trying to save Rachel's life. Several spectacular crashes occur occur, with 2 two or 3 three car pileups, explosive caltrops are deployed at one point, and the Batmobile even drives over a police cruiser, crushing it. When Bruce gets back to the Batcave, Alfred (who has been following the news reports of the chase) tells him "It's a miracle no one was killed." Er, yeah.
** They try to justify it in the direct sequel ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', by giving the Batmobile "lifesign sensors." It knows which cars are okay to blow up.



* Older than ''all'' of these are the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keystone_Kops Keystone Kops]].

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* Older than ''all'' of these are the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keystone_Kops Keystone Kops]].''Film/KeystoneKops'' silent films. They all feature wild slapstick chases from a pack of rather silly policemen.



* Averted in TheRock. Sean Connery is able to dodge the police by using wreckless driving and the abilities his Hummer has that the cops can't equal and they eventually fall behind. Nicholas Cage is able to keep up, but uses better knowledge of the city, plus the abilities of a Ferrari and a motorcycle
22nd May '15 7:01:47 PM apm483@gmail.com
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** Played around in the ''Hot Pursuit'' series. The [=AI=]-controlled basic police are not any smarter, but the interceptor units, human or [=AI=], are competent enough to be able to stop the racers.
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