This is the one of the movies that kicked off the buddy cop formula.
Technically, Nick Nolte's the only cop, but other films have tried to
imitate the style by having a tough, cranky, by-the-book cop (Nolte's
character) paired off with a loose, easygoing, unorthodox cop (like Murphy's
character). Some of these "imitators" have failed miserably and even those
that succeeded do...