MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 27,001 this week

Cop Hater (1958)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  1 October 1958 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 213 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 6 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Related News

Tmp Reviews: Cop Hater on DVD!
| Cinelinx

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 881 titles
created 16 Jan 2012
 
a list of 751 titles
created 30 Jun 2012
 
a list of 2016 titles
created 30 Oct 2012
 
a list of 622 titles
created 18 Nov 2012
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Cop Hater" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cop Hater (1958)

Cop Hater (1958) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cop Hater.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hell Bound (1957)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A criminal gang plots the robbery of a ship carrying $2 million worth of surplus narcotics left over from World War II. The plan goes awry when the gang leader's girlfriend falls for an ... See full summary »

Director: William J. Hole Jr.
Stars: John Russell, June Blair, Stuart Whitman
Crime | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Secretary tries to help her boss, who is framed for a murder.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix
Canon City (1948)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

This movie centers around a prison escape from the Colorado State Penitentiary. There are 12 escapees and it shows the efforts placed to capture these men.

Director: Crane Wilbur
Stars: Scott Brady, Jeff Corey, Whit Bissell
Vice Raid (1960)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Carol Hudson, a transitive call-girl, is brought in from Detroit to New York City by a crime-czar,Vince Malone, to help frame Whitey Brandon, an incorruptible vice-squad who is about to ... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Mamie Van Doren, Richard Coogan, Brad Dexter
The Big Caper (1957)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A con man in debt and down on his luck comes up with what he thinks is the perfect caper--robbing a small-town bank that keeps a lot of money on hand because of the payroll of a nearby army... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevens
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Mary Costa, James Gregory
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Paul Newman, Edward Asner, Ken Wahl
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A Korean veteran cooperating with a Senate committee uncovers subversives.

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Dana Andrews, Dick Foran, Marilee Earle
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When FBI Agent Zack Stewart is killed, Agent John Ripley takes over the three cases he was working on, hoping one will lead to his killer. The first involves gangster Joe Walpo and Ripley ... See full summary »

Director: Arnold Laven
Stars: Broderick Crawford, Ruth Roman, Martha Hyer
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A strange missile from outer space circles the Earth at low altitudes, destroying everything in its path.

Directors: Lester Wm. Berke, William Berke
Stars: Robert Loggia, Ellen Parker, Phillip Pine
The Pusher (1960)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A detective investigating the murder of a heroin addict discovers that there is a connection between the junkie and his fiance, who is his boss' daughter.

Director: Gene Milford
Stars: Kathy Carlyle, Robert Lansing, Felice Orlandi
The Last Mile (1959)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A prison break is attempted the same night an execution occurs on death row.

Director: Howard W. Koch
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Frank Overton, Michael Constantine
Mirage (1965)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A New York man suffers amnesia. He soon learns that he's mixed up in a life-and-death situation, but what exactly is it?

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Gregory Peck, Diane Baker, Walter Matthau
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...
Detective Mike Maguire (as Gerald O'Loughlin)
Ellen Parker ...
Shirley Ballard ...
Alice Maguire
Russell Hardie ...
Detective Lt. Byrnes
Hal Riddle ...
Mercer
Bill Neff ...
Rookie Cop - Kling (as William Neff)
Gene Miller ...
Reporter Miller
...
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 ...
Newlywed Wife
Janet Manson ...
Maggie Reardon (as Jan Kalionzes)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

She's red-hot and deadly! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 October 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cercados Pela Polícia  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First credited role of Jerry Orbach. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
First filming of one of Ed McBain's 87th Precinct novels
24 May 2003 | by (Western New York) – See all my reviews

Even longtime fans of Ed McBain's evergreen series of police procedurals set in the 87th Precinct may be startled to learn that they started out back in the1950s (and they're still coming). Cop Hater was the first of them to reach the big screen, in a bare-bones production directed by genre-movie veteran William A. Berke.

A heat wave has settled over The City (it's New York, but McBain never identifies it as such), bringing tempers to the flashpoint. An alarm clock wakes a cop for his midnight shift; when he descends into the soupy night, a shot fells him. The entire precinct mobilizes immediately - one of their own has been killed.

We encounter the familiar names of the Precinct's detectives (or some of them), most notably Steve Carella (here, Carelli), played by a young Robert Loggia; he's the bright cop engaged - not yet married - to the beautiful deaf-mute Teddy (Ellen Parker). His partner Maguire (Gerald O'Loughlin) has already tied the knot, but when he tries to keep cool in his undershorts to the whirr of a feeble fan, his wife (Shirley Ballard) brushes him off (`You're wet - oozing wet,' she sniffs).

When a second cop is gunned down in cold blood, attention turns to members of one of the gangs of young punks that were a fixture of post-war New York, but it's a dead end. Next, it's Maguire's turn to meet his very own dead end. Loggia, made indiscreet by too many `splashes' of Scotch to slake his thirst, tells his theories to a callow newspaper reporter and inadvertently puts Teddy in jeopardy....

Cop Hater gets the feel of the grimy streets and cramped apartments of a sweltering urban jungle just right (it also preserves the film debut of Jerry Orbach and very early appearances by Vincent Gardenia and Loggia). The puzzle of the murders may seem a little mechanical (it's a riff on Agatha Christie's The Alphabet Murders), and personalities don't emerge as vividly as we might like. But then this was early in the series, and McBain had only begun to sketch out the quirks of his recurring characters. McBain, of course, is the pseudonym of Evan Hunter (born Salvatore Lombino), who wrote the screenplays for Blackboard Jungle and The Birds. In Cop Hater, his anonymous City takes pride of place.


28 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Jerry Orbach's Character mdudnikov-1
Unbelievable police tactics algsmail
Credits complete? Don't think so. DrCocktail
Speaking of incomplete credits... nozmoking
Discuss Cop Hater (1958) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?