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Rent-a-Cop (1987)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  15 January 1988 (USA)
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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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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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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 »

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Great fun for Liza fans
22 September 1999 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

Didja know that, contrary to popular belief (and the Razzies), Liza-with-a-Z actually received rave reviews from Variety and the NEW YORK TIMES (!) for her performance in this otherwise utterly ordinary cop thriller. She's actually very funny in it, and Reynolds has his moments as well. There is an absolutely hysterical scene near the beginning with Burt as a security guard disguised as Santa in a department store, bantering with his new boss, an overly officious matron yammering about his failure to scrutinize his "policy manual."


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