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17th Mar '18 8:27:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''The Film/FrenchConnection II'' finds Detective Popeye Doyle, the New York narc from the first film, traveling to Marseilles to catch the French drug kingpin. He isn't fond of the French law officials, and they aren't very fond of the alleged "true American hero".

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* ''The Film/FrenchConnection ''Film/TheFrenchConnection II'' finds Detective Popeye Doyle, the New York narc from the first film, traveling to Marseilles to catch the French drug kingpin. He isn't fond of the French law officials, and they aren't very fond of the alleged "true American hero".
28th Dec '17 8:28:52 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''[[Literature/RoyalThaiDetective Bangkok 8]]'', FBI Agent Jones is the Strange Cop in Thailand, cheerfully attaching herself to local cop Sonchai Jitpleecheep.

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* In ''[[Literature/RoyalThaiDetective ''[[Literature/SonchaiJitpleecheep Bangkok 8]]'', FBI Agent Jones is the Strange Cop in Thailand, cheerfully attaching herself to local cop Sonchai Jitpleecheep.
29th Oct '17 11:52:02 AM nombretomado
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* Sam Vimes in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' ([[{{Qurac}} Klatch]]), ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'' ({{Uberwald}})), ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'' (Uberwald again) and ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}'' ([[UsefulNotes/HomeCounties the Shires]] [[spoiler: and [[TheCityOfLight Quirm]]]]). And also ''Discworld/NightWatch'', where the strange and foreign country is his own native Ankh-Morpork -- but thirty years previously in his past...

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* Sam Vimes in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' ([[{{Qurac}} Klatch]]), ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'' ({{Uberwald}})), ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'' (Uberwald again) and ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}'' ([[UsefulNotes/HomeCounties the Shires]] [[spoiler: and [[TheCityOfLight [[{{UsefulNotes/Paris}} Quirm]]]]). And also ''Discworld/NightWatch'', where the strange and foreign country is his own native Ankh-Morpork -- but thirty years previously in his past...
9th Jul '17 6:34:59 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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A very effective story-telling tool, this trope can set the stage for many interesting deconstructions, reconstructions, or parodies of cop/detective tropers. One of the most popular byproducts of this trope is the CultureClash between a CowboyCop and his ByTheBookCop partner. Indeed, the Cowboy Cop may come from a place where his rule-breaking antics are not only not punished, but are necessary to his job, but he relocates to a place where such initiative is frowned upon. Naturally JurisdictionFriction may occur.

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A very effective story-telling tool, this trope can set the stage for many interesting deconstructions, reconstructions, or parodies of cop/detective tropers.tropes. One of the most popular byproducts of this trope is the CultureClash between a CowboyCop and his ByTheBookCop partner. Indeed, the Cowboy Cop may come from a place where his rule-breaking antics are not only not punished, but are necessary to his job, but he relocates to a place where such initiative is frowned upon. Naturally JurisdictionFriction may occur.
10th Apr '17 7:35:14 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''[[Literature/RoyalThaiDetective Bangkok 8]]'', FBI Agent Jones is the Strange Cop in Thailand, cheerfully attaching herself to local cop Sonchai Jitpleecheep.
10th Apr '17 6:59:16 PM nombretomado
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** [[SpiritualSuccessor Spiritual]]... "Predecessor" ''Film/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.

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** [[SpiritualSuccessor Spiritual]]... "Predecessor" ''Film/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'', ''Film/ShanghaiKnights'', Chong and his American pal Roy team with UsefulNotes/ScotlandYard to catch an international criminal in VictorianLondon.
10th Apr '17 6:57:06 PM nombretomado
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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.

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** [[SpiritualSuccessor Spiritual]]... "Predecessor" ''ShanghaiNoon'' ''Film/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.
20th Dec '16 9:12:42 PM surgoshan
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** In the TV adaptation, Joe Leaphorn is the fish out of water, a detective with little to no knowledge of Navajo culture (quite unlike the books, where he has advanced degrees in it), assisted by young cop/novice medicine man Jim Chee.
18th Nov '16 5:30:59 AM Austin
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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/JamesBelushi is the laid-back American cop paired with him.

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* In ''RedHeat'', ''Film/RedHeat'', Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger plays a humorless Soviet cop on a special mission to arrest a drug kingpin that has fled to Chicago. Creator/JamesBelushi is the laid-back American cop paired with him.



* In ''{{Narcos}}'', DEA Agent Murphy didn't even speak Spanish when he arrived in Colombia.
* ''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.

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* In ''{{Narcos}}'', ''Series/{{Narcos}}'', DEA Agent Murphy didn't even speak Spanish when he arrived in Colombia.
* ''MartialLaw'' ''Series/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.
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.
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