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Psycho Cop (1989)

 -  Horror  -  28 November 1989 (USA)
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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
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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 &view=simple&sort=alpha" >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 movie. 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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Officer Joe Vickers: You have the right to remain...*dead*.
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ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!!
5 April 2004 | by (Somewhere, CA) – See all my reviews

Oh God, where do I begin with this one. (Deep breath...) I am shocked and chagrined that this masterwork has not seen the light of day for a DVD release. I would love to hear B.R. Shafer's commentary on how he came up with those hilarious one liners.

In a nutshell, a group of personal friends run to the hills for some boozin' and relaxation. Their only two concerns seems to be misplaced beer and the caretaker. They missed one...a devil-worshipping cop who is on the loose and filled with one-liners and bag of tricks on how to kill. Officer Vicker's one line cliches are timely and very funny. The movie is not scary or frightening. It wasn't meant to be since it was written diligently by Wallace Potts on a weekend. It was directed and produced by Potts in about a fortnight. The attire worn by the cast is appropriate for an 80's slasher flick and adds to the air of comedy surrounding this film.

The deaths. The deaths are silly, but he employs a variety of methods as a means to killing these youths. Especially when he rips a guy's heart out and follows it with "Have a heart. HA HA". This adds to the brilliance of this movie. I prefer this movie over Manic Cop by Bill Lustig.

Overall, a night of laughter and comments like "I cant believe I'm watching this" will fill your living room as you watch this film.

Score: 10 out of 10 -- NOTE: a 6 pack should be consumed before and an additional 6 pack should be consumed during.


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