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Psycho Cop (1989)

Six college students on their weekend vacation are humiliated and killed one by one by a psycho cop.

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Officer Joe Vickers (as Bobby Ray Shafer)
Jeff Qualle ...
Doug
Palmer Lee Todd ...
Laura
Dan Campbell ...
Eric
Cindy Guyer ...
Julie (as Cynthia Guyer)
Linda West ...
Sarah
Greg Joujon-Roche ...
Zack
Bruce Melena ...
Cop #1
Glenn Steelman ...
Cop #2
Julie Araskog ...
Dead Woman
Denise Hartman ...
Barbara / Cop #3
David L. Zeisler ...
Greg / Cop #4
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Officer Joe Vickers would probably make a good policeman if it weren't for his two nasty habits. Firstly, he is a devoted satanist; secondly - he likes to kill people. When he meets a group of teenagers spending their vacation in a wood hut, he decides to investigate... Written by Jaromir "Vassago" Krol <jaromirk@kr.onet.pl>

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Although the character of "The Caretaker" doesn't survive beyond the first reel, he is referred to over thirty times throughout the rest of the film. See more »

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Moments after Erik opens a new can of beer in Doug's face, he is seen shaking the can quizzically and then tossing it away. This is followed by the sound of an empty can hitting the ground. See more »

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Cop #1: According to psychiatric records, Henley - Vickers - came from a broken home, abused child. Police were always being called in to break up fights. State finally got custody of him during his formative years. It was then that Henley came to believe God was on his side and would always take care of him. Then when the state kicked him out on the street, Henley came to believe that God had deserted him. And that's when he turned to Satan.
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Followed by Psycho Cop Returns (1993) See more »

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All hail the caretaker
29 November 2010 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I barely ever get to say this when it comes to horror movies, but the sequel is a lot better. Don't get me wrong, "Psycho Cop" has its moments, but obviously it sinks like a brick after the caretaker meets his demise. He was the glue that held everything together, without him the movie's plot almost seemed incoherent and moronic. And talk about screen presence, no definition is high enough to do the character justice. Oh caretaker, you were truly a God amongst men, nobody could hold an axe for vague reasons like you could. Sadly when you take this ingenious character out of the equation, you're stuck with the kind of average slasher movie people were already sick of back in 1989. Cars never start, phones never work, people keep wandering of into the woods for stupid reasons, dead killers are never as dead as they look, every teen is 35 years old, it's that kind of movie and very little more. Officer Joe Vickers is a pretty amusing psychopath, but I think he's much better in "Psycho Cop Returns". He just doesn't have material in this movie. "Psycho Cop" is not quite funny and not quite scary either, sort of a failed slasher pastiche.


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