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Maniac Cop (1988)

A killer dressed in a police uniform begins murdering innocent people on the streets of New York City.

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Sally Noland
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Regina Sheperd (as Nina Aversen)
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Detective Lovejoy
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James Dixon ...
Clancy (as Jim Dixon)
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Cassie Philips
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Storyline

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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13 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le flic de l'enfer  »

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Box Office

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$1,100,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$671,382 (USA)
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Trivia

The actors that play both the protagonist (Bruce Campbell) and the antagonist (Robert Z'Dar) have had the nickname 'The Chin'. See more »

Goofs

During final chase scene the Chevrolet Malibu police cruiser goes from a '79 to an '80 and back again. The SWAT van is also a Chevy Step Van until it goes in the drink - then it becomes an International Harvester Metro Van. See more »

Quotes

Frank McCrae: Gina this isn't about romance. It's about murder.
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Connections

Followed by Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

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Composed by Gail Jensen, Arnie Riddio
Vocals by Gail Jensen
© 1987 Jensen-Carradine Music
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User Reviews

Maniac Cop, A cool little action/horror flick.
25 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

Maniac Cop is a cool little movie. Made with a small budget and few known actors, I thought that it was going to be stupid and cheap looking. I was wrong. With an original script that features respective characters and a new horror villain, this film was very entertaining and well done. Unlike many horror and action movies of today, this film didn't need a huge budget to make it good. It just called for good direction and good use of low funds.What really made this film good was not just a cool hero like Bruce Campbell to root for, but the actual reality that some of the things in here could very well happen in real life, adding to the films scary mood. The main point of this flick is about a cop who was killed in prison by his fellow inmates(after being sent their for police brutality and murder)and then somehow returning to life to go back onto the streets and get revenge against not only criminals but against innocent people as well. It is then up to Bruce Campbell and company to put an end to the Maniac Cops murderous rampage and restore peace to the fearful city once again. I recommend this film and think you should rent it whenever you get the chance to. I give it two thumbs up. RATED R FOR STRONG ACTION, VIOLENCE/GORE,LANGUAGE, AND INTENSE SITUATIONS.


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