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30 Movie Police Chiefs More Furious Than You Can Possibly Imagine
The crotchety cops who rock our world

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S.W.A.T. (2003)

Angry chiefs: Sergeant Second Grade Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson (Samuel L. Jackson) / Captain Thomas Fuller (Larry Poindexter)
Angriest quote: “How the hell can I trust a man who won't eat a good old-fashioned American hot dog?” / “That's it, you're outta here, Gamble. You're gone, Gamble, you're gone!”
Anger level: Understandable caring-for-the-welfare-of-his-team anger / I’D FIRE YOU IF ONLY THE COMMISSIONER WOULD LET ME! anger.
Possible HR issue: Almost always armed / that vein in his forehead might burst at any moment.
Badge and/or gun taken? Captain Fuller decides to forgo firing Police Officer Third Grade Brian Gamble (Jeremy Renner) and Police Officer Third Grade Jim Street (Colin Farrell) and demotes them to the gun cage instead. Gamble quits; Street accepts the decision calmly. The civilian they wounded remains wounded.

Though S.W.A.T. feels like an impressive-for-TV-but-mediocre-for-film telly pilot, it is all about policemen, so you get double the angry cop for your cinemagoing buck. First up is Captain Fuller, your typical frustrated deskhound whose superiors tell him to keep using officers he’d otherwise fire. Then there’s S.W.A.T. head honcho Hondo, who has a fine line in tough love when it comes to the miscreant shotgun-toters under his command. Together, they’re good-angry cop and bad-angry cop, so by rights, they should be the best interrogators in the business. Amount of joint interrogating they do in the film: diddly-S.Q.U.A.T.
 

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