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How did the buddy cop movie come about?

Asked by andrew (16543points) November 8th, 2008

Lethal Weapon is on tv right now. What was the first buddy cop movie?

Also, what was considered the first “blockbuster action movie”? Not talking about the “epic” genre like Ben-Hur.

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Wikipedia says that Dirty Harry is considered “the action film’s first true archetype.”

Buddy cop films have a more blurred genesis.

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Someone sent in a request for “naked cop” movies and the person who received the request re-wrote it to say: “buddy cop.” Voila- the birth of another almost totally pointless film subgenre.

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