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28th May '16 3:06:19 PM Hallwings
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* In ''Film/BlackRain'', a simple task to return a Yakuza back to the Japanese authorities leads to two NYPD cops getting embroiled in a gang war in Tokyo.

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* In ''Film/BlackRain'', a simple task to return a Yakuza back to the Japanese authorities leads to two NYPD cops getting embroiled in a gang war in Tokyo.Osaka.
13th Feb '16 4:33:53 AM Naram-Sin
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** [[SpiritualSuccessor Spiritual]]... "Predecessor" ''ShanghaiNoon'' stars Jackie Chan as Chinese ''Imperial Guard'' Chong Wang (pronounced Creator/JohnWayne), who travels to TheWildWest to rescue a kidnapped Chinese princess and later [[IChooseToStay decides to stay]] and become a sheriff in Nevada. In the sequel ''ShanghaiKnights'', Chong and his American pal Roy team with UsefulNotes/ScotlandYard to catch an international criminal in VictorianLondon.



* ''Film/DemolitionMan'': a [[CowboyCop loose cannon]] LAPD cop from the late '90s wakes up in a pacifist dystopia.

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* ''Film/DemolitionMan'': a [[CowboyCop loose cannon]] LAPD cop from the late '90s [[RipVanWinkle wakes up up]] in a the pacifist dystopia.dystopia of the 2030s.


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* ''MartialLaw'' [[FollowTheLeader repeats the formula]] of ''Rush Hour'' with the very FishOutOfWater Shanghai cop Shammo Law travelling to Los Angeles on a special mission and then staying as part of a new exchange program. The trope is averted with his pupil Pei-Pei, who was raised in America and is familiar with the local culture.
13th Feb '16 3:57:06 AM Naram-Sin
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* One of the best examples is TheEighties hit ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop''. The eponymous character is not a policeman in Beverly Hills, but rather a UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} cop whose CowboyCop ways clash with the more straight-laced Bevery Hills PD. To be fair, his CowboyCop ways clash with his own superiors in Detroit as well.

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* One of the best examples is TheEighties hit ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop''. The eponymous character is not a policeman in Beverly Hills, but rather a UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} cop whose CowboyCop ways clash with the more straight-laced Bevery Beverly Hills PD. To be fair, his CowboyCop ways clash with his own superiors in Detroit as well.
8th Feb '16 2:47:17 PM Naram-Sin
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* In ''RedHeat'', Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger plays a humorless Soviet cop on a special mission to arrest a drug kingpin that has fled to Chicago. Creator/JimBelushi is the laid-back American cop paired with him.

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* In ''RedHeat'', Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger plays a humorless Soviet cop on a special mission to arrest a drug kingpin that has fled to Chicago. Creator/JimBelushi Creator/JamesBelushi is the laid-back American cop paired with him.
8th Feb '16 2:44:40 PM Naram-Sin
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* In ''{{Narcos}}'', DEA Agent Murphy didn't even speak Spanish when he arrived in Colombia.
4th Feb '16 9:04:53 AM Naram-Sin
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** OriginalFlavor ''Series/CSICrimeSceneInvestigation'' also had "Jackpot", where Grissom travels to a small mountain town after a severed head is mailed to Las Vegas from there; and "Hollywood Brass" and "Two and a Half Deaths", where Grissom and Brass travel to Los Angeles as part of their current investigations (though ironically, this is where ''CSI'' was [[CaliforniaDoubling actually filmed]]).

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** OriginalFlavor Mother series ''Series/CSICrimeSceneInvestigation'' also had "Jackpot", where Grissom travels to a small mountain town after a severed head is mailed to Las Vegas from there; and "Hollywood Brass" and "Two and a Half Deaths", where Grissom and Brass travel to Los Angeles as part of their current investigations (though ironically, this is where ''CSI'' was [[CaliforniaDoubling actually filmed]]).
4th Feb '16 9:04:10 AM Naram-Sin
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** OriginalFlavor ''Series/CSICrimeSceneInvestigation'' also had "Jackpot", where Grissom travels to a small mountain town after a severed head is mailed to Las Vegas from there; and "Hollywood Brass" and "Two and a Half Deaths", where Grissom and Brass travel to Los Angeles as part of their current investigtions (though ironically, this is where ''CSI'' was [[CaliforniaDoubling actually filmed]]).

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** OriginalFlavor ''Series/CSICrimeSceneInvestigation'' also had "Jackpot", where Grissom travels to a small mountain town after a severed head is mailed to Las Vegas from there; and "Hollywood Brass" and "Two and a Half Deaths", where Grissom and Brass travel to Los Angeles as part of their current investigtions investigations (though ironically, this is where ''CSI'' was [[CaliforniaDoubling actually filmed]]).
4th Feb '16 9:01:24 AM Naram-Sin
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** OriginalFlavor ''Series/CSICriminalInvestigation'' also had "Jackpot", where Grissom travels to a small mountain town after a severed head is mailed to Las Vegas from there; and "Hollywood Brass" and "Two and a Half Deaths", where Grissom and Brass travel to Los Angeles as part of their current investigtions (though ironically, this is where ''CSI'' was [[CaliforniaDoubling actually filmed]]).

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** OriginalFlavor ''Series/CSICriminalInvestigation'' ''Series/CSICrimeSceneInvestigation'' also had "Jackpot", where Grissom travels to a small mountain town after a severed head is mailed to Las Vegas from there; and "Hollywood Brass" and "Two and a Half Deaths", where Grissom and Brass travel to Los Angeles as part of their current investigtions (though ironically, this is where ''CSI'' was [[CaliforniaDoubling actually filmed]]).
4th Feb '16 8:59:49 AM Naram-Sin
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* In ''RedHeat'', Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger plays a humorless Soviet cop on a special mission to arrest a drug kingpin that has fled to Chicago. Creator/JimBelushi is the laid-back American cop paired with him.


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** OriginalFlavor ''Series/CSICriminalInvestigation'' also had "Jackpot", where Grissom travels to a small mountain town after a severed head is mailed to Las Vegas from there; and "Hollywood Brass" and "Two and a Half Deaths", where Grissom and Brass travel to Los Angeles as part of their current investigtions (though ironically, this is where ''CSI'' was [[CaliforniaDoubling actually filmed]]).


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* Many episodes of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' have some shade of this on account of every new episode taking place in a new location. Some notable examples are "Machismo" (set in Mexico), "Lessons Learned" (set in Guantanamo Bay), "Honor Among Thieves" (set in a secluded Russian immigrant community in Maryland), "House on Fire" (set in a small Indiana town), "Exit Wounds" (set in Alaska) and "Corazón" (set in an Afro-Caribbean community in Miami).
4th Nov '15 2:48:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Hellbound}}'': Shatter and Jackson are two Chicago cops who are summoned to Jerusalem by Israeli police for questioning regarding a Rabbi who was murdered by a demon posing as a businessman. Shatter ignores the demands of the local chief not to get involved and starts his own investigation.
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