116 minutes – Action/Comedy
Release date: August 18, 2006
Canadian Distributor: Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm
The differences, real and imagined, between Québec and Ontario are legendary. It extends from things like seemingly ingrained inferiority/superiority complexes to a decades old rivalry between hockey teams. It shouldn’t be a big surprise that hockey plays its own role in this movie. The basic story is that two very different cops are thrown together to solve a series of murders of key figures in a professional hockey league after a body shows up on the Quebec-Ontario border. Actually on the sign that marks the border between the two provinces. In what is being touted as the first bilingual film in Canadian cinema history, Bon Cop Bad Cop co-stars Patrick Huard in the role of David Boucher and Colm Feore as Martin Ward. They both may be officers of the law but there all similarities end. In fact, the two men couldn’t be more different and the relationship between the characters is best described as dysfunctional. The movie itself is being called an action comedy.