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When call-girl Della gets caught in the middle of a drug bust at a hotel where she was meeting a trick, she is held hostage by a robber that busted in on the drug agents and the drug ... See full summary »

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Lemar
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Pitts
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Alexander
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Wieser
Larry Dolgin ...
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Roslyn Alexander ...
Miss Barley
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Victor
JoBe Cerny ...
Hotel Clerk No. 1
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Lindy
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When call-girl Della gets caught in the middle of a drug bust at a hotel where she was meeting a trick, she is held hostage by a robber that busted in on the drug agents and the drug dealers. She gets rescued by vice cop Church who is accused of staging the aborted bust. Ex-ballplayer turned drug dealer Roger is in tight with corrupt vice cops and their superiors And the fireworks start popping. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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15 January 1988 (USA)  »

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Assistance à femme en danger  »

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$295,000 (USA)
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Burt Reynolds was less than thrilled to be working on this film. He went on to say that by that stage of his career he took whatever roles that came his way. See more »

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Seasoned pros compensate for silly script...
24 June 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Chicago cop Burt Reynolds is suspended after a sting operation goes terribly wrong; he turns in his badge but finds work playing bodyguard to hooker Liza Minnelli, who was a witness to the massacre that got Reynolds in hot water. Burt seems to be suffering from Chronic Fatigue--he's barely present--however vivacious Liza (too old really to be playing prostitutes) does manage to greatly elevate this crime-drama, although the solid technical aspects, fine supporting cast and gritty locales are also quite good. While combining corny comedic asides, a very odd villain, and jarring bursts of violence, "Rent-a-Cop" is pretty much a mess, and professional critics snubbed it, yet it is entertaining enough and the two stars share some great chemistry (even with Burt so sleepy). **1/2 from ****


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