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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.
26th Oct '15 7:33:41 PM Eniena
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* ''Film/FinalJustice'' emphasizes this to the point it becomes a mind numbing wash, rinse and repeat routine. The film's main character, Thomas Jefferson Geronimo III, a deputy sheriff from Texas, constantly is at odds with the police force of Malta. It's not hard to understand since Geronimo puts virtually no genuine effort at all throughout the movie in subduing criminals preferring instead to shoot them dead.
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