One Good Cop (1991)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  3 May 1991 (USA)
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One good cop has to fight the bad guys and take care of his partner's three little girls after he is killed in the line of fire.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Artie Lewis
Rita Lewis
Stevie Diroma
Lieutenant Danny Quinn
Cheryl Clark
Marian Diroma
Rhea Silver-Smith ...
Barbara Diroma
Blair Swanson ...
Carol Diroma
David Barry Gray ...
Mickey Garrett
Raisa (as Lisa Arrindell)


When NYPD detective Artie Lewis' colleague and friend is shot in a police operation, he and his wife Rita want to adopt his three little children. But they have to realize that their income doesn't suffice for the required larger home. So Artie decides to take the money from the drug-dealing mobster Benjamino. Written by Tom Zoerner <>

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Rated R for violence, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un buen policía  »

Box Office


$11,276,846 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Original title was "We're Alive." See more »


[first lines]
Rita Lewis: Hey.
Artie Lewis: Hey.
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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »


If Not For Love
Lyrics by Linda Thompson Jenner
Music by David Foster
Performed by Warren Wiebe
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anyone who did not like this movie or gave it a bad review slap yourself repeatedly until the end of your life & when you get tired or have to sleep have someone else slap you
3 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

MICHAEL KEATON is a great actor hes one of them actors you forget you are watching a movie & think its real life video footage. kinda like NICK NOLTE - GARY OLDMAN - PETER STORMARE but anyways KEATON plays a COP who when his partner is killed in the line of duty who had 3 kids he doesn't want them to be in an orphanage but his house is too small by SOCIAL SERVICES standards to house 3 kids so he robs a drug kingpin who indirectly had something to do with his partners murder so he can buy a bigger house so he can adopt his partners 3 kids & he gives the rest of the money to the orphanage he didn't want his partners 3 kids to go to in order to help the other kids their. they say even criminals have right & a COP is supposed to go by the book but sometimes you gotta just say what the F#@k & do what you gotta do

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