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Order of Death (1983)

Copkiller (l'assassino dei poliziotti) (original title)
A pair of corrupt cops spend their illegal cash on an uptown New York City apartment.

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Lt. Fred O'Connor
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Leo Smith
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Lenore Carvo
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Bob Carvo
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Margaret Smith
Carla Romanelli
Nicola Cancellaro
Ettore Venturini
Antonio D'Acquisto
Benedetto Sestili
Giorgio Lucenti
Angelo Cecchetti
Nikolaus Moras
Bob Kelly
Tony Mayer
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A pair of corrupt cops spend their illegal cash on an uptown New York City apartment. John Lydon stars as Leo Smith, a disturbed teenager who plays a bizarre game of cat-and-mouse with cop O'Connor ('Harvey Keitel'). He convinces him that he's the notorious cop killer that has been hunting police officers. O'Connor kidnaps him and makes him his permanent guest inside his apartment. Is Smith the corrupt cop killer? Can Harvey get to the bottom of this twisted case before it's too late, or will he get caught up in some twisted game? Written by TheUnbeholden

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E' giovane, è ricco. Non lo fa per denaro.

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Crime | Thriller

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15 March 1983 (Italy)  »

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Corrupt  »

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1.66 : 1
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Filmed in 1981, but not released in the U.S. until 1984. See more »

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Edited into Tela Class: A Vingança do Ídalo (2008) See more »

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tepid film, great johnny rotten performance
11 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a fairly routine cop thriller filmed in Europe with Keitel in an early "bad lieutenant" role. The film really gets interesting once Johnny Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, enters the scenario. Playing a spoiled punk sociopath, his cat and mouse with Keitel is enjoyable. Makes one wonder why lydon squanders his acting talents.


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