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Movie Quiz: On the Beat

Yes, it's the return of Movie Quiz, back after a break of an amazing 3 years. 

This time we have 12 films all featuring famous actors playing policemen or women. How many can you name? 

I'm rating this quiz as moderately difficult. The answers are at the bottom of the page.














1. Al Pacino in Serpico (1973) 
2. Bruce Willis and Sarah Jessica Parker in Striking Distance (1993)
3. Nick Frost and Simon Pegg in Hot Fuzz (2007)
4. Jamie Lee Curtis in Blue Steel (1989)
5. Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger in In the Heat of the Night (1967)
6. Colin Farrell in Pride and Glory (2007)
7. Javier Bardem in Skyfall (2012)
8. Jack Lemmon in Irma La Douce (1963)
9. Matt Damon in The Departed (2006)
10. Brendan Gleeson in The Guard (2011)
11. Mark Wahlberg and Robert Duvall in We Own the Night (2007)
12. Steve Guttenberg and Kim Cattrall in Police Academy (1984)

How did you score?

9-12 points: Top of the cops
5-8 points: A fair cop
1-4 points: Not much cop


  1. I could mostly name the actors, not the titles of the newer movies. Haven't seen them. The Guard was completely unknown to me, but Hot Fuzz is still one of my all-time favorites.
    (Margot Shelby)

    1. The Guard is an Irish comedy, it's pretty good. Gleason is one of my favourite current actors.


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