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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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Regina Sheperd (as Nina Aversen)
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Detective Lovejoy
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Coroner
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Ellen Forrest
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Clancy (as Jim Dixon)
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Bremmer (as Corey Eubanks)
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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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13 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le flic de l'enfer  »

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Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$671,382 (USA)
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Trivia

The Coroner (Barry Brenner) was William Lustig's real-life doctor. See more »

Goofs

It is explained that the severe beating/stabbing Cordell received while in prison caused him to lose "all higher brain function(s)". How does this make him impervious to gunshots and other injuries? This might make him unable to feel pain, but any injuries should eventually take their toll. 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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Connections

Featured in Maniac Cop 2 (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Shot Full of Your Love
Composed by Gail Jensen
Vocals by Gail Jensen
© 1987 Jensen-Carradine Music
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A GOOD HORROR FLICK!!
10 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

A good horror flick, not to much to dislike about this movie, some good performances, and an interesting killer. (shouldn't see the killer's face at the end, much more mysterious without seeing it) The story is Innocent people are being killed on the streets by a maniac dressed up as a cop who seems to have insider information to the police business. This monster of a man has to be stopped. All up a good watch, isn't the best movie but that's what makes it so good.


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