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Not Your Typical Pasadena Police Lineup

Rule #1 about police lineups. If Lyle Lovett is anywhere in there, he did it.

Snack Incident to Arrest Exception to the Warrant Requirement

This dash cam video shows that evidence of this Ohio bank robbery was not hard to swallow!

Almost as Good as 20 Weeks at Quantico!

This 50-year-old FBI training video shows you how to preserve evidence at a crime scene.

Here Come the G-Men!

No - not the New York Giants - these G-Men were coached by J. Edgar Hoover.

Why You Don't Pop Your Cookies in Open Court

This scene from the Laughing Policeman shows Walter Matthau and Bruce Dern's SFPD detectives squeezing some info out of a drug pusher, but not before he opines on how the long arm of the law has treated him.

The Great Copper Clapper Caper

The stone-faced Jack Webb from Dragnet and America's master of ceremonies Johnny Carson mix it up in the Great Copper Clapper Caper!

It's Just Not Fare!

No film may be more chock full of Copflix moments than The Laughing Policeman (1973). Here is the finale: a thrilling chase scene with everyone's favorite: gunplay on public transportation!

The Scene That Made Eddie Murphy a Star

In 48 Hours (1982), Eddie Murphy shows Nick Nolte you don't need both b.s. AND experience.

Textbook Example of Relying on the Totality of the Circumstances

In Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) drinks in the surroundings at the gentleman's club.

Caught Passin' a Funny Fifty!

William Friedkin's To Live and Die in LA (1985) gives us this thrilling chase scene through LAX. Like any good chase, it winds up in the can.

Knock, Announce, Break Window

Dennis Hopper stepped behind the camera to helm this gritty, gritty, gritty cop drama, Colors (1988). In this clip, with a suspect just minding his business eating a burrito, Sean Penn gets a little too excited.

Miranda Rights? What's That???

It doesn't get any more iconic than Clint Eastwood as 'Dirty' Harry Callahan. Here, Harry is predictably nonplussed in the D.A.'s office.

The Bar Room Exception to the Warrant Requirement

The gold standard of the modern-day gritty cop flick, the French Connection, stars Gene Hackman as a Narcotics officer. Here, Hackman (playing Officer Jimmy Doyle) storms into a local dive.


This clip, taken from a police training video, gives background and a faithful step-for-step recreation of one of the most infamous - and most violent - FBI shoot-outs of all time. This is part one in a series of clips from giving a thorough examination of one of the most important incidents in recent history for law enforcement officers.

To see a Hollywood re-enactment of this very shootout, see the clip below.

FBI Miami Shootout

Detailed & accurate re-creation of the 1986 Miami Shoot-out with the FBI. Still used for police training purposes to this day. From the TV movie "In The Line Of Duty", this is a re-enactment of the April 11, 1986 firefight between eight FBI agents and two bank robbers.

Shootout: The Aftermath

The second installment of the essential police training film, this video takes a look at the aftermath of the 1986 FBI Miami shootout with reflections of agents that were on the scene.

Too Bad These Cops Haven't Read State v. Hempele

This is what happens when officers violate the standing order about thinking. It would have helped if they read the NJ Supreme Court case State v. Hempele, 120 NJ 182 (1990) dealing with expectation of privacy in garbage.

The Chinese Menu Exception to the Warrant Requirement

In Training Day (2001), Denzel Washington flashes a search warrant to enter Macy Gray's house, and he's not looking for kung pao chicken.

One More Reason You Should Park Your Car Behind the Motel

In the Coen Brothers' classic tale of bumbling small-time crime, Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) obviously didn't bone up on Judge Carchman's opinion in State v. Mille, or he would have known an arrest warrant has implicit authority to search for a person in his residence.

No Knock, No Announce, No PC, No Warrant Entry

In Michael Mann's Heat (1995), Al Pacino blows the bolts off a door in order to deal with some delicate subject matter ... delicately.

"What's That ---t?"

In Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown (1997), Jackie (Pam Grier) tries to play coy when Michael Keaton's ATF officer finds an extra added surprise in her envelope full of cash.

Plain View

In 1993's True Romance (directed by Tony Scott, written by Quentin Tarantino), Eliot (Bronson Pinchot) gets pulled over, but his contraband winds up in plain view.

'We're on a Mission from God'

In one of the all-time classic film comedies, the Blues Brothers, Jake and Elwood Blues (John Belushi & Dan Akroyd) get pulled over while driving with a suspended license.

SHOOTOUT! Real L.A. Bank Robbers ..
Copy This ! !

In the 1995 classic "Heat" (directed by Michael Mann), there is a shootout scene so thrilling, bank robbers went on to stage it in real life!