These two New York City cops speed down hectic avenues, open fire with utter disdain for civilian life, and plow their muscle car into tour buses and the glass facade of Trump Tower. That's just how Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson roll in "The Other Guys" because, well, they're the guys.
Not the other guys, those anonymous, desk-bound, paperwork-consumed wannabes played by Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Jackson and Johnson are the epitome of big screen police badassery. Don't take our word for it, though. Hear it straight from the source.
"We've got more arrests than anybody," said Jackson when we visited the "Other Guys" set last spring. "We've used more lead than all the cops in the history of the LAPD! Our gun fights are legendary."
"We've bedded more women!" added Johnson. "All the formalities, the paperwork, the pencil-pushing, all that stupid bulls--t — we don't do that."
Nope, and what they've created for themselves is nothing short of a loving relationship that transcends their professional lives.
"There's a ton of man love between us, but that's because I admire the way he does his thing and he admires the way I do my thing," Jackson said. "And when you put those things together — unbeatable!"