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Shakedown (1988)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 6 May 1988 (USA)
A legal attorney and renegade cop team up to stop a corrupt cop.

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Michael Jones
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Patrick O'Leary
George Loros ...
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Officer Kelly (as Tom Waites)
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Ruben
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Gail Feinberger
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Sean Phillips (as John McGinley)
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Susan Cantrell
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Irma
Walter Flanagan ...
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Dean Howland
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Big Leroy (as Judd Henry Baker)
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A drug dealer shoots a corrupt police officer. Though the drug dealer admits his guilt, he pleads self-defense. His lawyer, Roland Dalton, and renegade loner NYPD narcotics agent Richie Marks, pursue evidence in his favor. They encounter difficulties from other corrupt police officers, drug dealers, and various street scum. Dalton's life is further complicated by the fact that the prosecuting attorney is a former lover. Written by Melissa Portell <mportell@s-cwis.unomaha.edu>

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When the bad guys have taken over... and the good guys are the worst of all... Whatever you do, don't call the cops. See more »


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6 May 1988 (USA)  »

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Blue Jean Cop  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,068,039 (USA)
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During the theatre scene there are three posters for 'The Soldier' and one for 'The Exterminator' both of which were also directed by James Glickenhaus. When Roland and Richie step outside, the bills says that the theatre was also running 'A Nightmare on Elm Street III' and 'The Hidden' (the latter also starred actor Richard Brooks). See more »

Quotes

Gail Feinberger: Don't you think it's a little early in the morning for heavy metal?
Roland Dalton: Gail, Gail, honey, sweetie, I love you, I'm gonna marry you, but you are making me feel very old. This is not heavy metal. This is Hendrix. Genius, maybe, but this is definitely not heavy metal.
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References The Exterminator (1980) See more »

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Looking For Love
Performed by Nikki Ryder
Produced by Jonathan Elias
Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Elias and John Waite
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OK action flick
30 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

Another buddy-action movie, but this time it's a lawyer and a cop. Nothing original here, but plenty of action and an interesting plot will keep you watching. Ending was ok, but it could have been much better. Good for watching when you've already seen all the Die Hards and Lethal Weapons. 6 1/2 out of 10. Can you spot the subtle references to other Glickenhaus movies like The Soldier and Exterminator?


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