Double Feature #4
Double Feature number 4 is up now on Lost in the Multiplex and this time is a mighty fine maverick cop double bill with Lethal Weapon 2 and Die Hard With a Vengeance.
There are countless examples to choose from. There are the golden oldies like Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry and Gene Hackman’s ‘Popeye’ Doyle (The French Connection) and modern day badasses like Denzel Washington’s Alonzo Harris (Training Day) or Nic Cage’s Terrence McDonagh (Bad Lieutenant). All of whom are well worth watching at the next given opportunity.
Ultimately though, I’ve decided to go with two of the quintessential maverick heroes from two of the most loved action movie series known to man. The first is a mentally unstable wise-ass whose apparent deathwish means he continually flings himself and his ageing partner in the face of danger. Step forward Detective Sergeant Martin Riggs. Second is a New York cop who seems to attract trouble wherever he goes, be it a Christmas party, an airport or downtown Harlem. Step forward NYPD’s finest, John McClane.
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