Maniac Cop 2 (1990)

R  |   |  Crime, Horror, Action  |  18 July 1990 (France)
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A supernatural, maniac killer cop teams up with a Times Square serial killer.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Riley
Edward Doyle
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Lew Brady
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Store Clerk
Robert Earl Jones ...
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Traffic Officer


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Release Date:

18 July 1990 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Le flic de l'enfer 2  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Matt Cordell (Robert Z'Dar) speaks only once, giving his surname. See more »


When Maniac Cop throws a man into (what looks like) a thick, solid wall during the prison scene, the wall is clearly shaking. See more »


Lew Brady: When it comes time for your execution, you can't con Con Edison.
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Referenced in Uncle Sam (1996) See more »


Children of the Night
Written by Gary McLaughlin / Guy Allison
Publisher: D.M.O. Music
Produced by Gary McLaughlin
Performed by Buddy Miles
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Superb, fast paced sequel!
26 December 1998 | by (SoMeWhErE iN dA U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Maniac Cop 2 happens to belong to a small, dying breed of sequels which are far superior to their predecessors! Maniac Cop 2 reunites several of the original Maniac Cop cast members including Bruce "Evil Dead" Campbell, Laurene Landon, and Robert Z'Dar as the main title character.

Officer Matt Cordell, a.k.a. the notorious Maniac Cop (Z'Dar) is back from the dead. His primary targets are Campbell and Landon, two police officers who have thwarted the Maniac Cop's quest for revenge earlier. The Maniac Cop shows no mercy as he dispatches a good number of unfortunate victims who stand in his path of death and destruction...

No one believes the story of the Maniac Cop, except for Detective Sean McKinney (played by a woefully charming Robert Davi). McKinney is the only other Police Detective willing to go into the case of the "Maniac Cop." However, as Cordell continues to remain impervious to bullets and gunfire, his wraith only continues to grow...

Maniac Cop 2 is a superb, fast paced sequel with great car crashes and plenty of intensive action sequences! The shoot-out at the police station is a highlight with lots of mayhem and the climax at Sing Sing is undoubtedly exciting and nail-biting.

The biggest fault with Maniac Cop 2 is the lack of cynicism which helped boost Maniac Cop as a respectable thriller. Still, the rapid fire action in Maniac Cop 2 more than compensates for a dearth of originality or satirism. Maniac Cop 2 is fun, exhilarating, and well paced. A film worth seeing, if you can find it.

RATING: **1/2 out of ****.

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