Cates & Hammond
Movie: 48 Hrs., Another48 Hrs.
Played by: Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy
Relationship dynamic: Cates is a hard-nosed prick of a cop who springs the fast-talking, ball-busting Hammond from jail to help track down a cop killer. Somehow mutual disdain becomes mutual respect.
Cop talk: "You know what I am? I'm your worst f-ckin' nightmare, man. I'm a [guy] with a badge which means I got permission to kick your ass whenever I feel like it!"