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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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Oreste
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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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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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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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Cali Es Sexy
Written by Luis Gabriel Gerlado
Performed by Ivan Serna y La Secreta
Courtesy of Kubaney Records
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1991 film starring Michael Keaton
1 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've always liked Michael Keaton, and for some reason, he's not around as much as he once was, which is a shame.

"One Good Cop" from 1991 is the story of a cop, Artie Lewis (Keaton) who loses his partner Stevie of eight years (Anthony LaPaglia) during a shootout. He's devastated. Then he learns that in Stevie's will, he made Artie and his wife Rita (Rene Russo) the guardians of his three daughters. They move into Artie's small apartment. As guardian, he is responsible for the children's' well-being, but they can go into foster care and ultimately be adopted. Since Artie and Rita don't have a lot of money, this seems a good solution. But Rita was unable to have children, and now she wants to keep the girls. Artie makes a decision that could have disastrous results.

This movie was okay, with some good performances by the principals, as well as Kevin Conway, Rachel Ticotin, Benjamin Bratt, and Tony Plana.

This easily could have been made for television were it not for Keaton and Russo being attached to it. It's a decent rental.


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