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Maniac Cop (1988)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Horror  |  13 May 1988 (USA)
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Innocent people are being brutally murdered on the streets of New York City by a uniformed police officer. As the death toll rises and City Hall attempts a cover-up, Frank McCrae heads the ... See full summary »

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Innocent people are being brutally murdered on the streets of New York City by a uniformed police officer. As the death toll rises and City Hall attempts a cover-up, Frank McCrae heads the investigation. A young cop, Jack Forrest, finds himself under arrest as the chief suspect, having been the victim of a set-up by the real killer and a mysterious woman phone-caller. Forrest, his girlfriend Theresa, and McCrae set out to solve the puzzle before the Maniac Cop can strike again. Written by Mr_John_Barrymore

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You have the right to remain silent. Forever. See more »


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13 May 1988 (USA)  »

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Le flic de l'enfer  »

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$1,100,000 (estimated)

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$671,382 (USA)
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Bodycount: 19 See more »

Goofs

When the body of the first victim is lying in the morgue, one of her feet twitches. See more »

Quotes

Commissioner Pike: Lieutenant, I've been going over your report. Seems you automatically assume it was a police officer instead of some lunatic son-of-a-bitch dressed up like a cop.
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Walk the Floor
Composed by Michael Shanklin, Tamila Jensen and Gail Jensen
Vocals by David Carradine
© 1984 Silver Feather Music Publishing
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An 80s trash classic! One of my real guilty pleasures.
17 October 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

'Maniac Cop' is the most enjoyable of William Lustig's movies for me. If I was being objective I'd have to admit that it's stupid trash, but I love it just the same, and never tire of watching it. The team of Lustig ('Maniac', 'Vigilante') as director and the legendary Larry Cohen ('Q', 'The Stuff') as writer really worked well here. Each sequel is slightly worse than the one before - though still entertaining enough - and their latter day attempt to start a similar franchise with the overlooked 'Uncle Sam' wasn't as successful, though that movie was a lot of fun for me. Facially challenged b-grade regular Robert Z'Dar ('Cherry 2000', 'Tango And Cash') "stars" as Matt Cordell the Maniac Cop, but the real drawing card here are cult favourites Tom Atkins ('The Fog', 'Escape From New York') and Bruce Campbell ('Evil Dead', 'Crimewave'), who are both always cool to watch. The supporting cast includes the legendary William Smith ('Run, Angel, Run', 'The Ultimate Warrior'), original Shaft Richard Roundtree, and Laurene Landon and Frank Pesce, both regulars of Lustig and/or Cohen. Lustig himself pops up in a cameo, as does his Uncle 'Raging Bull' Jake LaMotta, director pal Sam Raimi, and the ubiquitous 'Buck' Flower. I love 'Maniac Cop', an 80s trash classic that I enjoy every time I watch it. Highly recommended fun!


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