The opening sequence of the 2010 action comedy The Other Guys
follows two hardcore, badass New York cops, Highsmith and Danson (Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson), as they plow a pristine ’71 Chevelle SS into a double-decker bus in recklessly awesome pursuit of some sharp-shooting collars. These smack-talking cowboys are the toast of the town, the gods of their precinct, the envy of their peers. They’re also not the stars of the movie.
The stars are Gamble and Hoitz, a couple of police desk jockeys who spend most of their work hours filling out the paperwork that hot-property cops like Highsmith and Danson never bother with. This is fine by Gamble...