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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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Not up to "Die Hard" standards
7 October 2008 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

First of all, I could tell just by looking at "Top Cop" that this was a low-budget action flick. The impression I got when I saw this was that it was trying too hard to be like a low-budget version of the typical Hollywood action movie. Unfortunately, in this case, it fails, but not miserably. The likes of Bruce Williis & Co. certainly won't be losing any sleep over this one.

I also felt that the Little Rock, Arkansas filming locations worked against the film-makers. They just don't have enough glamour or grit.

Criticisms aside, this film does move alone at a fairly decent pace. The main characters waste no time in getting down to the main action.

I would say that "Top Cop" is passable Friday Night fare.


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