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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
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The movie got Razzie nominated for two Worst Acting awards, for both Worst Actor - Burt Reynolds (for this film and Switching Channels (1988)) as well as Worst Actress - Liza Minnelli (for her work in both this movie and Arthur (1981)). Reynolds lost but Minelli won the Worst Actress Golden Raspberry Award for the 9th edition of the Razzies. See more »
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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