Interracial Buddy Cops – 08 – Money Train & The Guard

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After the previous two episodes keeping us locked to black and white films we are finally back with a full colour palette. We look at a sub genre of film born in the 80s but still present today where two (or more) characters with differing races are combined to form an interracial buddy cop team.

With this sub genre we see as a further diversion to the usual odd couple formula, throw in the fact they are police officers and you have the ingredients for a comedy action film that ‘should’ work well. Money Train from 1995 takes this idea and gives us a cop trio with some identifiable tropes but ends up going against the norm in the final act. Out to prove that their can be a fresh take on this type of film Christian selects The Guard from 2011 an Irish independent filmmakers interpretation on the interracial buddy cop which has traditionally been the domain of the United States.