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Top Cop (1990)

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Malone is an undercover detective whose job is to sort out the low-lifes in the city but when his partner is shot dead he turns into a one-man army with a score to settle - but has he gone too close to the edge this time?

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Stephen P. Sides ...
Vic Malone
Len Schlientz ...
Johnny Costello
Tiffany Dossey ...
Helen Avery
Randal Files ...
Frank Porter
Todd Tongen ...
Anthony Costello
Toma Franki ...
Carpl Williams
Mike Bass ...
Nick Carelli
Christopher Dennis ...
James Evans
Ryk St. Vincent ...
Lt. Mulligan
Billy St. James ...
Lt. Michaelson
Kris Muradin ...
Louie the Informer
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Drugrunner Charles
Mike Gross ...
Wash. Detective #1 'Joe'
Billy Jones ...
Wash. Detective #2
Brian Callopy ...
Little Rock Detective #1
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Malone is an undercover detective whose job is to sort out the low-lifes in the city but when his partner is shot dead he turns into a one-man army with a score to settle - but has he gone too close to the edge this time?

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Cheapjack action thriller is a real time waster
25 July 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

TOP COP is another attempt by Crown International Pictures to do an action thriller following on from their clunking SCORPION. Unsurprisingly, it's an equally poor movie, with pitiful production values, a derivative and forgettable storyline, and some very poor acting from the leads (and the rest of the cast, for that matter).

At least this film has the distinction of being filmed and set in Arkansas, not that it differs much from the usual small-town American setting. The hero is tubby Stephen P. Sides, better known as an FX guy and stunt performer, so why Crown thought he'd be good hero material I have no idea. I suppose he's no more wooden than many a performer in straight-to-video action fare from the 1990s, but he's hardly what you would call athletic or a skilled fighter.

The plot sees the hero going after a drug lord who has a small army supporting him, so there's plenty of action involving fights with goons on a very limited budget. The best thing you can say about this film is that it has a fast pace so even when the material's poor, it's never slow. Most of the dialogue and situations have been stolen from LETHAL WEAPON and the like so you know you're in for a time waster with this one.


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