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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 flat.

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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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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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Filmed in 1981, not released in the US until 1984. See more »

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A claustrophobic oddity
24 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

'Cop Killer' (aka) 'Corrupt is a truly gritty and intense poliziotto with the singular pairing of Harvey Keitel and the preternaturally irritating Lydon, whose bilious persona is put to good use as amorally bankrupt killer. This terse, claustrophobic oddity is enlivened considerably by another quality theme by Ennio Morricone, and the preternaturally brooding Keitel is always worth a watch.

While 'Copkiller' is somewhat flawed, it nonetheless remains a worthy entry in the by-then waning poliziotto cycle; and the sweaty interrogation sequences between Keitel and Lydon still make for compulsive viewing. With modest expectations 'Copkiller' is unlikely to disappoint, and should rate highly with obsessive euro crime fanatics.


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