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One Good Cop (1991)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 May 1991 (USA)
An NYPD Detective (Michael Keaton) and his struggle for justice, while taking care of his late partner's three little girls after he is killed in the line of duty.

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Artie Lewis
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Rita Lewis
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Stevie Diroma
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Lieutenant Danny Quinn
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Grace
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Beniamino
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Felix
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Cheryl Clark
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Marian Diroma
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Barbara Diroma
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Carol Diroma
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Mickey Garrett
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Raisa
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Knudson
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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 <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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

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3 May 1991 (USA)  »

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Un buen policía  »

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$11,276,846 (USA)
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One of the bad guys references the ghostbusters. Coincidently Michael Keaton was offered the roles of Peter Venkman and Egon Spengler which went to Bill Murray and Harold Ramis. Michael Keaton later worked with Harold Ramis on Multiplicity. See more »

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[first lines]
Rita Lewis: Hey.
Artie Lewis: Hey.
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Referenced in Showbiz Today: Episode dated 1 May 1991 (1991) See more »

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El Curu (My Toot Toot)
Written by Sidney Simien
Performed by Wilfrido Vargas
Courtesy of Sonotone Music Corporation
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Amazing Film... Keaton is outstanding!
1 October 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

'One Good Cop' is an amazing film in all respects. Written & Directed by Heywood Gould, 'One Good Cop' opens beautifully & ends the same.

A underrated film, it deserved to be 1991's Top Grossing film. Apart from being an amazing film, one gets to see our-now-legend Michael Keaton in an outstanding performance. It's sad to know that people watch a film like 'Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen' more than watching an honest attempt like this which released way back, and didn't get it's due.

The drama, the action, the emotional quotient... everything has been balanced beautifully. A complete film!

'One Good Cop' is not to be missed. An outstanding film! Two Thumbs Up!


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