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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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Wieser
Larry Dolgin ...
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Roslyn Alexander ...
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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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DEM 201,400 (West Germany) (3 December 1987)

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$295,000 (USA)
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On January 23, 1987, Italian President Francesco Cossiga visited the set of this movie following the opening ceremonies of 50th Anniversary of the Cinecittà Studios inauguration. The troupe, including Director Jerry London, Director of Photography Giuseppe Rotunno, Burt Reynolds, and Liza Minnelli took a break from work to greet the President. See more »

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10 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why did some one hire Liza Minnelli? Did they not think she she would show up? Was it a prank phone call that backfired horribly? These are the key questions that lie at the heart of Rent-A-Cop. Surely Ms. Minnelli wasn't hired for her looks or talent, so why did she end up on film? Her acting reminds one of the dangers of coke addiction. Hey and can you believe it, Burt Reynolds shows up in this movie too, I think he might even play the lead role as Detective Bandit, the Trans Am is in the shop. A human is given a writing credit for this movie which must be a typo, also Bobby Benson appears as the voice of the Beast for Disney's Beauty And The Beast, although he has to dress like a human in Rent-A-Cop, I guess Disney wouldn't let Benson wear the costume, something about copyright law.


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