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Cop Hater (1958)

The hardworking detectives of the 87th Precinct in an unnamed city during a massive heat wave investigate the seemingly random murders of policemen.

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Detective Mike Maguire (as Gerald O'Loughlin)
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Shirley Ballard ...
Alice Maguire
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Detective Lt. Byrnes
Hal Riddle ...
Mercer
Bill Neff ...
Rookie Cop - Kling (as William Neff)
Gene Miller ...
Reporter Miller
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Danny the Gimp (as Vince Gardenia)
John Gerstad ...
Laboratory Technician
Ralph Stantley ...
Detective Hal Willis
Glenn Cannon ...
Gang Leader - Rip (as Glen Gannon)
Alan Manson ...
Newlywed Clark
Sandra Stevens ...
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Janet Manson ...
Maggie Reardon (as Jan Kalionzes)
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The hardworking detectives of the 87th Precinct in an unnamed city during a massive heat wave investigate the seemingly random murders of policemen.

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The hottest trap a guy ever fell into! See more »

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1 October 1958 (USA)  »

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Cercados Pela Polícia  »

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First credited role of Jerry Orbach. See more »

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[repeated line]
Mercer: She talked me into it!
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you really can tell
23 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very interesting, well done look at the late 1950's in NY, on the streets, in the precinct house. What is so amazing is that you really can tell which actors will end up stars or at least significant players. Charisma is very real and evident here. Robert Loggia is a revelation. I've never seen him so young and yet he is very macho and attractive. The camera loves him and I'll bet that a lot of viewers do as well. A boyish Jerry Orbach is certainly an eye full as well. Recommended as a very interesting exploration of the past that is now just receding beyond easy recollection. Cannot say that the female performers are as memorable but then, one can't have everything but this dishes up quite a lot and the author certainly deserves his subsequent career.


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