A female cop is gunned down and wrongly accused of using excessive force in a hostage rescue attempt. Maniac cop returns from the dead once more to seek revenge, destroying everthing and ... See full summary »
Eddie Marino is a factory worker in New York City. He has a wife named Vickie and a son named Scott. Eddie's friend and co-worker Nick and some of the factory's other workers have formed a ... See full summary »
Johnny's sister is brutally attacked and murdered by a sadistic serial killer. At the trial, he is sentenced to be electrocuted, but a bleeding heart liberal has the sentence commuted to a ... See full summary »
A female cop is gunned down and wrongly accused of using excessive force in a hostage rescue attempt. Maniac cop returns from the dead once more to seek revenge, destroying everthing and anyone that stands in his way. Written by
The film had a troubled production. When director William Lustig's rough cut came in at only 51 minutes, he refused to shoot the additional scenes the producers wanted and quit the project; the balance of the picture was directed by co-producer Joel Soisson. Prior to Blue Underground's DVD and Blu-ray release of the movie in 2013, Lustig was the film's credited director. However, the Blue Underground version is credited to the Director's Guild of America pseudonym Alan Smithee. See more »
When Detective Sean McKinney passes through a metal detector after handing his gun to a security guard, the metal detector does not trigger for the metal in McKinney's badge. See more »
Det. Sean McKinney:
I can't imagine the kind of pain you feel Matt. I'm not gonna pretend to. But don't condemn her to the same fate. She deserves better. You cleared her. She's at peace. Let her go, Matt. Let her go.
*talking to the voo-doo man* "Finish it!
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All the evils of the modern world are represented. There are corrupt city officials, sensationalist, greedy reporters, and ambitious lawyers. Cordell has to kill insensitive doctors two times!
The theme here is "anti-justice" as represented by an evil priest's sign. The priest brings back the wronged (we know from the first two films) Cordell to help him find love!? Maniac Kate, screwed by the evil people mentioned in my previous paragraph, lies dying in a hospital bed. She is a good person, yet her name has been soiled. The Maniac Cop does good by clearing her name, but is of course too violent and must be dealt with. There is a message in there for us.
Cool stuff includes a wedding dream between Cordell and Kate and an opening scene where Cordell punches through his coffin to grab his badge. The Cop, of course, looks great throughout.
Most of the killings are pretty weak as are the dull gun fights. In fact, until the final fight the action is more than a let down. What works for this movie are the issues dealing with revenge and the creepy ending.
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