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* ''A Stranger Among Us'' is about a New York City police officer sent undercover to solve a crime in the city's Hasidic (Orthodox Jewish) community. That said officer is a woman creates further complications as she must adopt a more conservative appearance and struggles with attraction to a man who is betrothed to another.


Also this can result in a Buddy Cop scenario, as two cops from two different law enforcement worlds may realize that are NotSoDifferent after all and come to a comfortable working relationship.

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Also this can result in a Buddy Cop scenario, as two cops from two different law enforcement worlds may [[NotSoDifferentRemark realize that are NotSoDifferent aren't so different]] after all and come to a comfortable working relationship.


* Sam Vimes in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels ''Literature/{{Jingo}}'' ([[{{Qurac}} Klatch]]), ''Literature/TheFifthElephant'' ({{Uberwald}})), ''Literature/{{Thud}}'' (Uberwald again) and ''Literature/{{Snuff}}'' ([[UsefulNotes/HomeCounties the Shires]] [[spoiler: and [[{{UsefulNotes/Paris}} Quirm]]]]). And also ''Literature/{{Night Watch|Discworld}}'', 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 ''Literature/{{Jingo}}'' ([[{{Qurac}} Klatch]]), ''Literature/TheFifthElephant'' ({{Uberwald}})), ''Literature/{{Thud}}'' (Uberwald again) and ''Literature/{{Snuff}}'' ([[UsefulNotes/HomeCounties the Shires]] [[spoiler: and [[{{UsefulNotes/Paris}} Quirm]]]]). And also ''Literature/{{Night Watch|Discworld}}'', where the strange and foreign country is his own native Ankh-Morpork [[AFoggyDayInLondonTown Ankh]]-[[BigRottenApple Morpork]] -- but thirty years previously in his past...


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* Variation in ''{{Series/Tracker}}''. Cole is a Tracker and prison guard on his planet of Cirron but travels to Earth to capture 218 alien fugitives hiding here in human bodies.

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** In the episode "2,918 Miles," Mac and Jo follow a lead to San Francisco with a friend of hers, FBI Agent Cade Conover. At one point Mac tells the suspect he's just apprehended, "I'm not from around here." Conover, who was also chasing the guy, immediately arrives to take charge.

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*** The authorities DID tell him he was allowed to keep his gun, but that they *preferred* he not use it. Yeah, right.


** One of the two protagonists was originally a New York detective. When his quest to avenge the death of his brother brough him into conflict, and grudging partnership, with a UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} vice cop, he was persuaded to stay permanently

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** One of the two protagonists was originally a New York detective. When his quest to avenge the death of his brother brough him into conflict, and grudging partnership, with a UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} vice cop, he was persuaded to stay permanentlypermanently.



* New Mexico Marshal Sam Series/McCloud escorts a prisoner to New York City and winds up on semi-permanent, "special assignment" with the NYPD.

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* New Mexico Marshal Sam Series/McCloud Series/McCloud, of Taos, New Mexico, escorts a prisoner to New York City and winds up on semi-permanent, "special assignment" with the NYPD.NYPD. While he is a literal CowboyCop who regularly drives his bosses bonkers with his methods, it's very much downplayed otherwise.


For obvious reasons, this applies to local, city, or state law enforcment officials or detectives. May include domestic national investigators. Government espionage agents like Franchise/JamesBond or [[Film/MissionImpossible Ethan Hunt]] travel the world as part of their duties, so they wouldn't count.

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For obvious reasons, this applies to local, city, or state law enforcment officials or detectives. May include domestic national investigators. Government espionage agents like Franchise/JamesBond Franchise/JamesBond, [[Series/MissionImpossible Jim Phelps,]] or [[Film/MissionImpossible Ethan Hunt]] travel the world as part of their duties, so they wouldn't count.


* 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 [[{{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...

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* Sam Vimes in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' ''Literature/{{Jingo}}'' ([[{{Qurac}} Klatch]]), ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'' ''Literature/TheFifthElephant'' ({{Uberwald}})), ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'' ''Literature/{{Thud}}'' (Uberwald again) and ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}'' ''Literature/{{Snuff}}'' ([[UsefulNotes/HomeCounties the Shires]] [[spoiler: and [[{{UsefulNotes/Paris}} Quirm]]]]). And also ''Discworld/NightWatch'', ''Literature/{{Night Watch|Discworld}}'', where the strange and foreign country is his own native Ankh-Morpork -- but thirty years previously in his past...


** In the ''CSI''-verse, the two spinoffs began with this trope. ''Series/CSIMiami'' began with the original Vegas crew going to Miami to solve a case and likewise when the Miami crew went to New York, it spun off ''Series/CSINewYork''.
** 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]]).
* ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'':
** Mac in Chicago. The CPD does not like him waving his badge to get into a vacant Tribune building floor on .

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** In the ''CSI''-verse, the two spinoffs began with this trope. ''Series/CSIMiami'' began with the original Vegas crew going to Miami to solve a case and likewise when the Miami crew went to New York, it spun off ''Series/CSINewYork''.
''Series/{{CSINY}}''.
** Mother series ''Series/CSICrimeSceneInvestigation'' also had "Jackpot", "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", 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]]).
* ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'':
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** Mac in Chicago. The CPD does not like him waving his badge to get into a vacant Tribune building floor on .in "The Thing About Heroes."


* ''Series/DeathInParadise'': In the two part "Man Overboard", Humphrey, Florence and Dwayne travel fro Saint Marie to London in pursuit of a murderer. While this is Humphrey's old stomping ground, Florence--and especially Dwayne--are well outside their comfort zone. Humphrey takes a certain pleasure in being the one playing guide for once.

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* ''Series/DeathInParadise'': In the two part "Man Overboard", Humphrey, Florence and Dwayne travel fro from Saint Marie to London in pursuit of a murderer. While this is Humphrey's old stomping ground, Florence--and especially Dwayne--are well outside their comfort zone. Humphrey takes a certain pleasure in being the one playing guide for once.once.
* ''Series/DelhiCrime'': Two suspects flee to their homes in rural Rajasthan and Bihar, forcing the Delhi cops to deal with undeveloped infrastructure, communist insurgents, and cultural differences while tracking them down.


* The first two ''Franchise/DieHard'' movie see UsefulNotes/{{New York|City}} cop John [=McClane=] taking on terrorists in unfamiliar locations (an office tower in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, and a UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC airport) and with law enforcement that don't necessarily appreciate his methods.
* A dramatic example with ''Film/InTheHeatOfTheNight'', released in 1967, in which a black UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} detective finds himself first accused of killing a white man in very racist town, [[DeepSouth Sparta, Mississippi]], and then actually gets pressed into helping the bigoted white police chief catch the real killer.
* The ''Film/RushHour'' movies. In the first, Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) is the (very) Strange Cop in the (very) Strange Land, in this case Los Angeles. In the second movie, Detective Carter (Chris Tucker) has to figure out how to fit in in Hong Kong. In the third movie, both are Strange Cops in Paris, France.
* [[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 ''Film/ShanghaiKnights'', Chong and his American pal Roy team with UsefulNotes/ScotlandYard to catch an international criminal in VictorianLondon.
* ''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".



* In ''{{Film/Cruising}}'', a BigApplesauce straight cop goes undercover in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]] local gay scene to catch a SerialKiller preying on homosexual men.



* ''Film/ShaftInAfrica''. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.



* The first two ''Franchise/DieHard'' movie see UsefulNotes/{{New York|City}} cop John [=McClane=] taking on terrorists in unfamiliar locations (an office tower in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, and a UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC airport) and with law enforcement that don't necessarily appreciate his methods.
* ''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".
* A dramatic example with ''Film/InTheHeatOfTheNight'', released in 1967, in which a black UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} detective finds himself first accused of killing a white man in very racist town, [[DeepSouth Sparta, Mississippi]], and then actually gets pressed into helping the bigoted white police chief catch the real killer.



* In ''{{Film/Cruising}}'', a BigApplesauce straight cop goes undercover in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]] local gay scene to catch a SerialKiller preying on homosexual men.

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* ''Film/RisingSun'': An American detective investigates a murder in a Japanese company's headquarters. In ''{{Film/Cruising}}'', a BigApplesauce straight cop goes undercover Los Angeles, but the Japanese corporate culture (and culture in general) is centerfold.
* The ''Film/RushHour'' movies. In the first, Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) is the (very) Strange Cop
in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]] local gay scene (very) Strange Land, in this case Los Angeles. In the second movie, Detective Carter (Chris Tucker) has to figure out how to fit in in Hong Kong. In the third movie, both are Strange Cops in Paris, France.
** [[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 ''Film/ShanghaiKnights'', Chong and his American pal Roy team with UsefulNotes/ScotlandYard
to catch a SerialKiller preying on homosexual men.an international criminal in VictorianLondon.
* ''Film/ShaftInAfrica''. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.

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* In ''{{Film/Cruising}}'', a BigApplesauce straight cop goes undercover in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]] local gay scene to catch a SerialKiller preying on homosexual men.

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