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Cop (1988)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  March 1988 (USA)
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An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.

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Kathleen McCarthy
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Dutch Peltz
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Delbert 'Whitey' Haines
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Captain Fred Gaffney
Randi Brooks ...
Joanie Pratt
Steven Lambert ...
Bobby Franco
Christopher Wynne ...
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Jan McGill ...
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Vicki Wauchope ...
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Sarah Smith
John Petievich ...
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Dennis Stewart ...
Lawrence 'Birdman' Henderson
Randy Pelish ...
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Amy Cranfield
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Lloyd Hopkins, a hard-boiled American police detective is on the trail of a mass murderer who is victimizing women in Los Angeles. The pursuit leads him through a world that has become his own natural habitat - a nasty world of crime, drugs, prostitution and male hustlers where "innocence kills" and continued exposure corrupts. Paradoxically, it's also a world of love, secret admirers, romantic feminist poets and modern chivalry. And for the viewer, it's the background for an exciting, suspense movie. Written by Dave Cook <cookd@mcmail.cis.mcmaster.ca>

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When a cop cares too much, how far is too far. [USA Theatrical] See more »


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March 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blood on the Moon  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,884,315 (USA)
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James Woods's character Lloyd Hopkins is in every scene in the film. See more »

Goofs

Lesley Ann Warren chain-smokes throughout the movie but she is clearly a non-smoker. She never handles the cigarette like a smoker would, constantly taking puffs that she doesn't inhale, picking up the cigarette and putting it down all the time when a real smoker would hold it. It's just obvious she's not comfortable with the cigarette. See more »

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Lloyd Hopkins: How'd he know the guys were Mexican?
Detective: They spoke with Mexican accents.
Lloyd Hopkins: To each other?
Detective: Um, didn't ask.
Lloyd Hopkins: There's your first lead.
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A great Friday night matinee...
3 February 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Extremely entertaining film about a cop (Woods) who tries to hunt down a criminal who is murdering women downtown in an apparently random order. I saw this on AMC one Friday night, very late, and I was blown away. Great acting, particularly by James Woods, and just a very fine film with a good fade-to-black ending.

It's sort of dumb and predictable sometimes, but it's one of the best endings I can remember in recent years.

4/5 stars.

  • John Ulmer



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