Cop Movies of the '80s Quiz
by Staff
The classic cop film spread its wings in the '80s, branching into comedy, martial arts and even dogs. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of some of the greatest law enforcement films of the decade.

What year was "Die Hard" released?

  • 1984
  • 1988
  • 1990

What actor starred as Officer John McClane in "Die Hard"?

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Emilio Estevez
  • Bruce Willis

What location did terrorists takeover in "Die Hard 2"?

  • airport
  • mall
  • bank

What 1986 thriller starred Sylvester Stallone as Marion Cobretti?

  • "Cobretti"
  • "Don't Mess With Cobretti"
  • "Cobra"

What is the dog's name in "K-9"?

  • Jerry Lee
  • Hooch
  • Buddy

What 1987 police movie starred Mel Gibson as Martin Riggs?

  • "Stakeout"
  • "Lethal Weapon"
  • "Police Story"

What country's diplomats are featured in "Lethal Weapon 2"?

  • France
  • South Africa
  • Russia

What city is "RoboCop" set in?

  • Baltimore
  • St. Louis
  • Detroit

What "RoboCop" character is transformed into RoboCop after death?

  • Anne Lewis
  • Joe Cox
  • Alex Murphy

What comedian starred in "Beverly Hills Cop"?

  • Eddie Murphy
  • Chris Rock
  • Martin Lawrence

What 1988 movie starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as Ivan Danko?

  • "Stakeout"
  • "Red Heat"
  • "Nighthawks"

Who played Schwarzenegger's American police partner in "Red Heat"?

  • Tom Hanks
  • Richard Dreyfuss
  • Jim Belushi

What year was "Turner & Hooch" released?

  • 1983
  • 1986
  • 1989

What kind of dog was Hooch?

  • rottweiler
  • Dogue de Bordeaux
  • Great Dane

What police force was Jackie Chan's character a member of in the 1985 movie "Police Story"?

  • Los Angeles
  • London
  • Hong Kong

What 1987 film starred Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez?

  • "The Blues Brothers"
  • "Stakeout"
  • "Nighthawks"

What future "Sex and the City" actress had a role in "Police Academy"?

  • Kim Cattrall
  • Kristin Davis
  • Sarah Jessica Parker

What actor played Cadet Carey Mahoney in "Police Academy"?

  • Tom Hanks
  • John Belushi
  • Steve Guttenberg

What 1988 film was written by, directed by and starred James Woods?

  • "Cop"
  • "Law"
  • "Officer"

What city is the backdrop for the 1989 movie "Tango & Cash"?

  • New York
  • Los Angeles
  • Houston

What actor made his film debut in the 1982 flick "48 Hrs."?

  • Tom Selleck
  • Burt Reynolds
  • Eddie Murphy

True or false: "The Blues Brothers" started as a "Saturday Night Live" sketch.

  • true
  • false

What is the name of Dan Aykroyd's character in "The Blues Brothers"?

  • Ellwood
  • Jake
  • Dan

What was the Bluesmobile in its former life?

  • ice cream truck
  • ambulance
  • police car

What year did the film "Alien Nation" hit theaters?

  • 1988
  • 1989
  • 1990

What is the name of the alien race in "Alien Nation"?

  • Martians
  • Newcomers
  • Klingons

What 1981 flick featured Sylvester Stallone and Billy Dee Williams as a pair of cops?

  • "Blackhawk"
  • "Nighthawks"
  • "Night Owl"

What branch of law enforcement is the focus in "To Live and Die in L.A."?

  • police
  • FBI
  • Secret Service

Who played Eddie Cusack in "Code of Silence"?

  • Clint Eastwood
  • Chuck Norris
  • Bruce Willis

Where do the cops in "Running Scared" plan to retire to?

  • Key West, Florida
  • Bermuda
  • Mexico