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Rent-a-Cop (1987)

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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Roger
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Beth
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Lemar
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Pitts
John Stanton ...
Alexander
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Wieser
Larry Dolgin ...
Capt. James
Roslyn Alexander ...
Miss Barley
Cyrus Elias ...
Victor
JoBe Cerny ...
Hotel Clerk No. 1
Joe Greco ...
Hotel Clerk No. 2
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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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In the hustling backstreets of Chicago where violence prevails, there is one ultimate solutions... See more »


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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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Liza Minnelli was about 41 years of age when she played a high class rent-a-girl in this movie. See more »

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I really like it
17 October 2006 | by (Stavanger, Norway) – See all my reviews

I love the music score, the relaxed jokes and the expected turns in the story. I have no idea how it did in 1987, but it is among my favorite cop comedies from the period. A little rip of off Beverly Hills Cop but I'm able to forgive them. It is among those I go back to watch again when I have forgotten it.

The worst thing about it is the villains. None of them go down in history. No special features to mention on the DVD I got, which is crappy. However, I believe they could have created a lasting DVD audience if they had invested a little in the extra quality features.

You can probably drop buying it if you're not likely to enjoy the genre, Minelli or Reynolds. If you can rent/borrow it cheap and are able to enjoy simple action/comedy from the eighties then pop the corn, relax and enjoy.


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