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Kojak!

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We're the Sweeny and we missed our dinner.

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"Robocop"

Dang, I forgot all about him!

TV reporter: Robocop, do you have any message for the children of the city?

Robocop ( looking straight at the camera ): Stay out of trouble.

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Kommissar Rex.

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Brit cop dramas do a great job with female cops. Helen Mirren (Prime Suspect), Gillian Anderson (The Fall), Kelly Reilly (Above Suspicion). Any of these.

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Andy Griffith and Barney Fife FTW! :p

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"Book him, Danno." McGarrett from Hawaii Five-O. The original, that is. Jack Lord was ultracool.

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Good to see some appreciate Jack Regan. Clint was cool, but the sight of the late, great John Thaw sprinting down the street out of breath in flares and a kipper tie trying to nick someone is one of my fondest childhood memories.

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Robocop

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Regan: "put them away, love... your boyfriend's nicked!"

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Shut it!

Someone put something in my drink last night.....Alcohol

Jack Regan

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Jack Regan in the Sweeney

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Marshal Raylan Givens. Detective Charlie Crews. Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle. Inspector Kurt Wallandar. And of course: Boss, Jipan, Macaroni, Gori & Scotch.

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Keystones!

T.J. Hooker!

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Movies: Steiger-Potier in "In the Heat of the Night," and Steve McQueen in "Bullit."

TV: Craig Stevens in "Peter Gunn" (great jazz theme music) and the entire crew of "Hawaii 5-0" (likewise re the music)

Books (you should have asked): Ross McDonald's Lew Archer, Robert van Gulik's Tang-dynasty magistrate Judge Dee, Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch

On Japanese TV: Toyama no Kinsan, Onihei Hankacho, Ooka Echizen, Zenigata Heiji and of course the Col. Sanders look-alike, Mito Komon.

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Taggart.

And, because he is in the news, Nick Conklin (as played by Michael Douglas) in Black Rain.

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Not sure if it qualifies as a "cop" TV show, but Magnum P.I. is about the only one I watched regularly, same goes with Grissom and C.S.I. Las Vegas (not Miami or New York).

Movies: "In the Heat of the Night" 1967, both Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger.

Also, Jackie Gleason in "Smokey and the Bandit" as Buford T. Justice: "[to his son] There's no way, no way that you came from my loins. Soon as I get home, first thing I'm gonna do is punch yo mamma in da mouth!"

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TV - original Z-Cars coppers (Smith, Weir, Steel and Lynch).

Film - Dredd (well, he IS the Law)

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Hot Fuzz!

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Interpol Inspector Koichi Zenigata from Lupin the Third

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TV: Stabler and Benson from Law and Order SVU, Columbo Movies: Serpico, John McLain from Die Hard, Detective Fields from The Raven (because...Luke Evans)

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Gene Hackman in Mississippi Burning, and Denzel in Training Day.

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Cracker

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Why does Jack Frost get a thumbs-down?

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Denzel in Training Day. The Professionals:tv. Bodie and Doyle.Remember them?

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Dirty Harry. Miniskirt Police. Officer Barbrady Police Chief Wiggum

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Oh and Serpico and Rick Deckard

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Officer Dibble.

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Norman Stansfield, the crooked cop from Leon

Freddy Newandyke, Mr. Orange from Reservoir Dogs

Detective Frank Drebin from The Naked Gun

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Super Troopers!

CHiPs!

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Ironside and Cobra (Sly Stallone)

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The Sweeny by a country mile. Looks dated now but was ground breaking then.

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Jack Frost

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Not really a cop but, Manimal.

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Jimmy McNulty in The Wire (one of the most brillant TV show ever)

Vic Mackey in The Shield (as good as The Wire)

Since those 2 TV series ended, I did not find any great cop TV show.

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Favorite TV cops: Furuhata Ninzaburo, and Robert Goren on "Law and Order: Criminal Intent". Favorite movie cop: Probably Marge Gunderson in "Fargo," brilliantly played by Frances McDormand.

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TV: Columbo, Kojak Movies: Dirty Harry, Mel Gibson's cop in "Lethal Weapon."

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