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A DECADE AF­TER Bon Cop, Bad Cop – a buddy com­edy about two Canuck of­fi­cers, one French and one English, forced to solve a mur­der to­gether – broke box of­fice records for a Cana­dian film, stars Colm Fe­ore, 58, and Pa­trick Huard, 48, are back on the case. In Bon

Cop, Bad Cop 2, though, the ten­sion sim­mers be­tween the Cana­di­ans and their Amer­i­can coun­ter­parts. The film’s stars re­cently spoke with Zoomer.

MIKE CRISO­LAGO What made Bon Cop, Bad Cop so wildly pop­u­lar?

COLM FE­ORE There was a great deal of day-to-day Cana­di­ana, like what real Cana­di­ans have to go through. If you sat in a bilin­gual au­di­ence, they’d laugh at dif­fer­ent things but they then turn over their shoul­ders and look at each other and laugh again. And peo­ple are still us­ing it as a tem­plate for how to swear in French.

MC Pa­trick, you wrote the se­quel be­fore the Amer­i­can elec­tion. Does it take on new rel­e­vance now given ev­ery­thing that’s hap­pened since? PA­TRICK HUARD I think it does. But I think it makes it more real, more funny but some­times more twisted. You have to go [a lit­tle] fur­ther than the ex­treme to make it en­ter­tain­ing and funny, and the only thing I fear now is that’s it’s less [funny] be­cause it’s less ex­ag­ger­ated.

MC Does the fact that you’re 10 years older add a new di­men­sion to the story?

CF We’re older and bro­ken and bald and grey. But there is one ad­van­tage, and that is we re­ally are 10 years bet­ter. And I think that’s en­cour­ag­ing. Yes, you to have to winch your­self out of bed in the morn­ing and the cof­fee is re­ally, re­ally strong, but once you get go­ing, the sh*t you ac­com­plish is re­ally el­e­gant and deft.

PH Also, I think it tells that you can age on­screen and still be a cool guy.

CF And be­cause Pa­trick was the pro­ducer, writer and star, [his char­ac­ter] gets sex. And as the guy who comes along and holds his cup, I don’t. So it gives one hope. Es­pe­cially when Moses said in Zoomer that no­body wants it any­more. I was very en­cour­aged.

Bon Cop, Bad Cop is in the­atres May 12.

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