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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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They killed his partner, threatened his family... Now he'll do anything to keep them alive... See more »


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

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3 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un buen policía  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,276,846 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rita Lewis: Hey.
Artie Lewis: Hey.
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References He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) See more »

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In The Neck
Written by Revolting Cocks
Performed by Revolting Cocks
Courtesy of Wax Trax
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Total Cop-Out.
27 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Michael Keaton and wife Rene Russo want to adopt Anthony LaPaglia's three young daughters after he is killed on duty with partner Keaton by his side in this dull, slow-moving and uninteresting little film. The typical problems arise as the couple need money to move to a larger place before they can legally claim guardianship of the girls. Could this mean that Keaton will get involved in crooked dealings to get the cash they so desperately need? Predictable and amazingly cheap-looking film that just never does generate any drama or real intrigue. 2 stars out of 5.


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