I’ve noticed an odd trope lately - in many movies set in the 1980’s, a cop protagonist lives at the beach or at a marina. I’m not sure why this is so prevalent - I’m sure we could Baudrillard/Zizek it to death and tie it into the yacht rock movement and other leisure tropes of 1980’s media - but I find it both amusing and deeply interesting.
For example, there’s Stallone’s Venice beach pad in Cobra. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32sLgUoj91o
Or Mel Gibson’s houseboat in the “Lethal Weapon” movies.
It seems like every time I watch a 1980’s movie, a cop is returning to or coming from a beachfront/marina/etc. domicile.
What are your favorite or notable examples of this? What is “peak beachcop?”