You Decide Who Makes The ITL Cop Movie Tournament

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We hope you enjoyed last week’s sword-and-sandal movie tournament.

This time around, it is cop movies that find themselves in need of a crowned champion. Now let’s be clear here, these are COP movies, not BUDDY COP movies. That tournament comes later. What we’re talking about here are blue-collar law enforcement officers whose films are not centered around their partnership with a hilariously disparate partner. Nor are these protagonists specially-trained FBI agents. The distinction is finite, but important.

So we’ve already assembled 15 of our Sweet 16 of the genre, and the last slot will once again be determined by you, our beloved listeners. Below is a group of four tournament hopefuls, the play-in films you might say. Cast your vote before Wednesday of next week and we will pencil in your top choice.

Cast your votes quick! The tournament is nigh!

Kindergarten Cop Assault on Precinct 13 Police Academy Shaft

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Brian Salisbury

Brian is a four-year veteran of the interwebs, a member of The Austin Film Critics Association, and currently writes for Film School Rejects, Movie Pilot,, and Fandango. An obsessive consumer of film, Brian loves everything from Buster Keaton to 80s post-apocalyptic sci-fi. He’s also a diehard Indianapolis Colts fan and collects VHS, laser discs, and classic game systems. An eighth-level geek overlord, Brian is one of the founders of, the brainchild of he and partner in crime Christopher Lawrence Cox. Brian cohosts both the Inside the Locker and Digital Noise podcasts.