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Maniac Cop (1988)

 -  Action | Crime | Horror  -  13 May 1988 (USA)
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In New York City, a man in a cop's uniform starts killing people for no apparent reason.

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Regina Sheperd (as Nina Aversen)
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Ellen Forrest
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Cassie Philips
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Le flic de l'enfer  »

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$1,100,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$671,382 (USA)
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Richard Roundtree:  (Shaft) makes a brief cameo as Commissioner Pike. See more »

Goofs

When Jack Forrest is leaving his wife behind to go on night duty, there is sunlight coming through the window. See more »

Quotes

Coroner: We have a C2/C3 fracture dislocation. The head was unstable and there was a sudden deceleration injury. The residual hanging; where the head just "pops". That's not what's interesting. What's interesting is we have a crushed larynx. The head's just flopping.
Frank McCrae: You're tryin' to tell me two kids did this?
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History Hall
Composed by Gail Jensen, Arnie Riddio
Vocals by Gail Jensen
© 1987 Jensen-Carradine Music
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User Reviews

 
A Great Horror Film
23 September 2001 | by (Long Island, New York) – See all my reviews

Maniac Cop is one of the many low budget horror films I like. The movie focuses around Jack Forrest (Bruce Campbell) who has been accused of a crime he didn't commit. Along with Frank McCrae (Tom Atkins) and Theresa Mallory (Laurene Landon), they set out to find the real person who committed the crime and that is none other than Matt Cordell (Robert Z'Dar) aka Maniac Cop. I really did like Maniac Cop. Yes the idea may be a little bit cheezy, but the way it was portrayed was great. I recommend this film to Bruce Campbell fans and people who like low budget horror.

10/10


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