When a naked man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher's knife and a hard-on, I figure he isn't out collecting for the Red Cross.
When I see 5 weirdos dressed in togas stabbing a guy in the middle of the park in full view of 100 people, I shoot the bastards, that's my policy. The Mayor:
That was a Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar
, you moron!
Lustig: (pries badge pin out of his face)
Y-you cannot do this
I can do whatever I want! I am a cop
!! With massive issues
Joe Friday: (jotting down notes during a car chase) "Reckless endangerment of human life...willful disregard for private property...failure to signal for a safe lane change..."
Pep Streebeck: He's really racking up the violations, huh?"
Not him! YOU!
Sergeant Nicholas Angel. When did you start? Angel
: Tomorrow. Turner
: Well, I see you've already arrested the whole village.
"Howdy-ho, folks. I'm Sheriff Meyers. Be good, or I'll shoot you dead."
Not everything can be solved with your strategy of shoot first, shoot later, shoot some more, and then when everybody's dead, maybe think about asking a question or two.
TRAXX is a mercenary ex-cop who knows nothing about the law, but knows everything about justice.
— Actual box description of TRAXX
That was some good work, McGarnicle. But did you have to break so many necks? McGarnicle:
You tell me, chief. You had a pretty good view from behind your desk. Da Chief:
That's it! You're off the case! McGarnicle:
You're off your
case, chief. Da Chief: [Bewildered]
What does that mean, exactly? Homer:
It means he gets results you stupid chief
Dad, sit down.
This is unacceptable! That cannon of yours is against regulations! In this department, we go by the book! (using said cannon, McBain shoots a massive hole into the thick book of police regulations Da Chief is holding) McBain:
Collecting evidence had gotten old a few hundred bullets back.
You wanna get Capone? Here's how you get him. He pulls a knife, you pull a gun
. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue
the Chicago way; and that's how you get Capone!
You're out of the military now, Reg. This is police work. Sometimes you gotta pick which orders you're gonna follow. And other times, you gotta make your own
Mister Odo, you're not going to take the law into your own hands. Odo:
The "law"? Laws change depending on who's making them
. Cardassians one day, Federation the next. But justice is justice.
I know you better than your mother. Your sense of 'honor and fair play.' Oh, you could shoot me —-if I was armed and coming after you. But like this, Thomas? Never. Goodbye, Thomas. Do svidaniya. Magnum
: ...Ivan? Ivan: (turns around)
: Did you see the sun rise this morning? Ivan
: Yes. Why? (get shot)
: Okay boys, gather around here and listen up. We're shuttin' it down. Wyatt Earp's here to mop up! Deputy Marshal Gerard
: That's funny. Wyatt Earp.
I've reached a point, Detective Sydnor, where I no longer have the time or the patience to address myself to the needs of the system in which we work... When they took us off Marlo this last time, when they said they couldn't pay for further investigation, I regarded that decision as illegitimate and so I'm responding in kind. I'm gonna press a case against Marlo Stanfield without regard to the usual rules. I'm running an illegal wiretap on Marlo Stanfield's cellphone. If you have a problem with this, I understand completely and I urge you to get as far fucking away from me as you can.
Voted "loosest cannon" upon graduating the academy... holder of the entire police force's highest arrest record, wrongful OR otherwise... and the only officer in the entire department who's EVER caused more collateral damage than our budget could cover... the legendary lieutenant detective of the GPD's celebrated vice division... the incomparable supercop, KAMINA!! WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM!? Whore:
D-dude, like... NONE of that stuff is anything to be proud of.
No doubt the arbiters would put you away, after all the documents are signed. But I will have justice now
You got the right idea. Cap the bastards before the lawyers get involved.
There’s a real fascist strain in the American psyche...He appeals to the vigilante, the lonely Gary Cooper
type out there trying to defend the honor of womanhood and property against hoodlums. It has always been part of the American myth, yet it’s a fascist notion, because it goes against the whole idea of law and order and due process.
Ever since the Dick Tracy reboot
, we’ve been forced to contemplate whether it’s been true to the spirit of the strip’s history, and today we have our answer. The Dick Tracy I
know would never follow up 'Spike Jr.’s different from most' with anything other than 'and that makes him a dangerous subversive who must be neutralized
may have been the first series to realistically document the working lives of regular beat cops (in that clipped, highly stylized, über
-authoritarian Jack Webb style
I adore), but after seven years viewers were ready to move on. It was simply a matter of changing times and tastes. Webb's and Cinader's positive, low-key, low-violence, and essentially reassuring
view of policing in America certainly found favor with those viewers who sat in a daze in front of their tubes in 1968
, wondering if American society was going to go down in flames. However, by 1974-1975
, network television was already beginning to embrace that resulting cynicism and more aggressive outlook of our changed society, with gritty, morally complex shows like Kojak
and particularly Police Story
, making Adam-12
look more simplistic by comparison (a relative comparison, to be sure, since Police Story
' isn't really any more 'real' than Webb's―TV romanticizes and fictionalizes everything it touches by its very own nature).
prevents the plane from taking off and forces Cage
to crash into a warehouse made entirely from fireworks
, apparently. If you seriously think, even for a second, that a real law enforcement agent would actually try a stunt like that then you're hugely misinformed about how much money they make.
After kicking China's largest gunless criminal organization
to death, supercop Kevin Chan finds himself at the top of a mall watching the final villain escape four floors below. Instead of shouting down for any of the hundreds of onlookers to grab the elderly, unarmed man
, Jackie leaps onto a metal pole covered in lights and explodes down it, shattering through the mall's very, very last unbroken pane of glass
. Then, without a camera cut, he climbs from the ruins of a sales kiosk to hold a shard of glass against the man's neck. Because when you make an arrest in Hong Kong, the only Miranda right you give the perp is the right to shit his pants.
So they take me to Internal Affairs, but I punch Internal Affairs in the face. They can't take me
off the case. I never get taken off the case! (beat)
So that's when they take me off the case
. The Captain's like, "Give me your badge!", so I throw the badge in the urinal. If it were up to me
, the scene would've ended with me taking a shit on it, too, and then my shit would become a fist and knock him out. And then I'd follow it up with, 'That's one tough shit', or, 'Shit happens, Captain.'
An unsmiling man with the charisma of a broken toilet, and a rank matted hairpiece that looks to be made from the floor sweepings of a waxing parlour for vagrants, Seagal's merely the most visible in a whole sub-culture filled with braggers, poseurs and fantasists...Most recently, he's been working as a patrol-man on the border between Arizona and Mexico, and ridding the streets of evil-doers on his A&E reality show Steven Seagal: Lawman
. Essentially Cops
but fronted by a squinting fat Dracula, it's a mixture of bland, po-faced testosterone, and over-egged b-movie action skits, such as the raid on a farm suspected to be involved in a cockfighting ring. Rather than, say, knocking on the door and asking to have a look around, Seagal and team, clad in full SWAT gear and armed to the teeth, smashed through the front of the house in a tank.
As a result, the vegetarian environmentalist who'd been given the PETA Humanitarian Award for his selfless commitment to helping animals found himself sued once again, over the death of a child's puppy and all 115 chickens, who were killed in the raid.
—Stuart Millard, Smoke & Mirrors and Steven Seagal
: Fargo is a bit of a soft-hearted fellow. He doesn’t necessarily approve of Dredd’s recent murders, so he knocks him down to the academy two days a week to teach ethics. I get he’s trying to teach Dredd a lesson, but really that seems more like a strategy to end up with some especially trigger-happy cadets. Chris
: I kind of wish that had been the plot of the movie, and we ended up with Judge Dredd in front of a crowd of Judge Teens going “I came here to teach you… but you ended up… teaching me
.” Wouldn’t have been worse than what we got.
There’s some nice gunplay throughout, but the real standout is a climactic one-on-one fight to the death between Riggs and Mr. Joshua (Busey). It’s a real showstopper of a fight, though I have my doubts the LAPD would just stand around and let one of their own beat the shit out of... Wait, never mind.
He thinks that crooks coming out of retirement
is a twist, a new idea. Whatever next? How about a drama involving a policeman who solves crimes, but he's a maverick who doesn't go by the book.