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Bon Cop Bad Cop (2006)

Bon Cop, Bad Cop (original title)
Two Canadian detectives, one from Ontario and the other from Quebec, must work together when a murdered victim is found on the Ontario Quebec border line.

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Erik Canuel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Beaudry Michel Beaudry ... Journaliste
Patrice Bélanger ... Tattoo Killer
Pierre Boudreau Pierre Boudreau ... Falardeau le castor
Sarain Boylan ... Iris Ward
Manon Brunelle Manon Brunelle ... Rita la barmaid
Nicolas Canuel ... Animateur de radio Montréal
Hugolin Chevrette-Landesque ... Stef
Fayolle Jean ... Chauffeur de taxi
Colm Feore ... Martin Ward
Ron Fournier ... Ron Fournier
Alain Goulem ... Animateur de radio Toronto
Amélie Grenier ... Secrétaire Libellule EPP
Louis-José Houde ... Jeff le coroner
Pierre Houde ... Commentateur hockey
Rick Howland ... Harry Buttman (as Richard Howland)
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Storyline

When the body of the executive of hockey Benoit Brisset is found on the billboard of the border of Quebec and Ontario, the jurisdiction of the crime is shared between the two police forces and detectives David Bouchard from Montreal and Martin Ward from Toronto are assigned to work together. With totally different styles, attitudes and languages, the reckless David and the ethical Martin join force to disclose the identity of the Tattoo Killer, a deranged serial-killer that is killing managers of hockey. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Shoot First Translate Later


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, violence, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 August 2006 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Bon Cop Bad Cop See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,433,259, 6 August 2006

Gross USA:

$12,665,721

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,735,126
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In October 2006, it ended Porky's (1981) 24-year reign as the highest grossing Canadian movie at the Canadian box office. In turn, its own reign was later ended by Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010). See more »

Goofs

The "Welcome to..." sign at a border is never right on the borderline. Each state/province/country has its own sign, a few meters/yards inside its own territory. A dead human body, half in each jurisdiction, would be on the ground, not draped over a sign. See more »

Quotes

David Bouchard: [reffering to Martin Ward] I know he looks like a gay accountant, but don't trust appearances, he's not an accountant.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are backwards, scrolling down instead of up. See more »

Alternate Versions

Because the dialogue is half English, half French, both versions shared the same soundtrack. The only difference is in the subtitles: in the French version, English dialogue was subtitled, and in the English version, it was the French dialogue. See more »

Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

"I'm a Road Hammer'
Performed by The Road Hammers'
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Funny, action-packed and well-written dialogue in English and french
16 August 2006 | by kitchendancerSee all my reviews

Bon Cop, Bad Cop is probably the best movie I've seen in awhile. What struck me to most was that the chemistry between Patick Huard (Bouchard)and Colm Feore (Ward) was very believable, and the dialogue was very human. The characters were never "exposition-y" and spoke like real people. I also liked that both characters are bilingual, not going for the cheap/insulting digs of "stupid English doesn't understand french" or vice versa. Viewers, of course, do not need to understand french to know exactly what's going on or being said. In fact, there is an entire tutorial on swearing in french given by Bouchard fairly early on in the film which some might find educational.

There are some hilarious digs at hockey culture: the entire character of Harry Buttman being the most obvious; but it never descends into forced jokes or "strategic" set-ups a la Will Ferrell.

Though it is a very Quebec film, it deserves a wide audience.


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