Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2 – aging cops on the run
Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2 – More than ten years later the two stereotypical cops from Quebec and Ontario are back; although with some changes. David Bouchard (Patrick Huard) is still with the Surété du Québec, but his counterpart Martin Ward (Colm Feore) whom in the previous movie we saw as an officer of the Ontario Provincial Police, is now a member of the RCMP. Both have been promoted in their respective careers, Bouchard is working undercover and has infiltrated a criminal organization that specializes in stealing cars. Ward for his part is after the same group, and it is during a raid to one of their hideouts that the two cops get together once more. From that moment on—although not without some mutual misgivings—the two will combine investigative efforts, skills, and blunders too, leading to many hilarious situations and also some dramatic ones. As an officer of the national police, Ward would demand to be in charge, something that Bouchard would accept with many reservations, nevertheless the Québécois cop would not miss any opportunity to do things his way, to the indignation of his boss.
In the end, what seemed to be the case of a stolen car ring would become something far more sinister and complicated by the fact that it would have international ramifications involving high-ranking American officials. At one point the two Canadian cops would even end up arrested by some incompetent cops in a small U.S. town. One of the most hilarious situations occurs when the American cops try to figure out what language Bouchard is speaking, with one of them insisting that he is actually speaking Swedish, and compares the Quebecois cop to the Swedish chef of “The Muppets Show.”
Since both, Bouchard and Ward are now older, the movie makes more incursions into personal problems they both are facing, especially Ward. Bouchard for his part seems happier now that he has settled with her girlfriend.
“Bon Cop. Bad Cop 2” directed by Alain Desrochers and written by Patrick Huard, is above all an entertaining movie, with some references to the usual disparity between French and English idiosyncrasies but without overdoing it. It also contains some emotional moments and some car chase and other actions, after all the protagonists are cops, although a little bit older now.
Length: 131 min.
Feature image: Martin Ward (Colm Feore) now with the RCMP and David Bouchard (Patrick Huard) with the SQ, are facing a far more sinister case than they thought