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Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1993)

R | | Action, Horror | 7 July 1993 (USA)
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 »

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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 Rob Hartill

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As with the preceding film, Matt Cordell (Robert Z'Dar) speaks only once, this time telling Julius Harris to finish a voodoo rite. See more »

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In the scene where Det. McKinney and Dr Fowler are reviewing the unedited video of the shooting involving Officer Sullivan, the dialogue from Officer Sullivan is not consistent with the dialogue from the original shooting scene from earlier in the movie. See more »

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Det. Sean McKinney: [sighs] What's the prognosis?
Dr. Peter Myerson: [smiles] Stick 'er in a rock garden!
Det. Sean McKinney: I don't like your sense of humor.
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8 May 2017 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Having watched all three of these movies within days of each other, the conclusion is essentially that they should have left it with the campiness and cheesiness of the first movie. Especially since it was just downhill after that first movie.

"Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence" actually didn't much sense, especially in comparison to the previous two movies. The overall here just feels like a series of random shots had been put together for a movie, as if they had given different directors free reigns to just do whatever they wanted and then patches their individual products together at the end during production.

The story line in "Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence" was laughable at best. It was so predictable that it almost hurt. You could essentially start watching the movie, leave for a while and come back, and you would still be fully up to speed with what was going on in the movie.

As for the characters, well Matt Cordell had turned into a farce by now here in the third movie. But if you enjoyed the second movie, then you might actually find some enjoyment in this third addition to the franchise.

The special effects were nothing outstanding, and just basically continued on in the same pace as the second movie. The effects, of course, show the signs of the age in which they were created. Just a friendly word of advice, don't expect too much here.

By now with the third movie it felt like they were just squeezing out the last drops available. It didn't really feel like there was any heart and soul added to this movie.

I have now watched this third movie, and with it I will let Matt Cordell rest, because it was definitely much needed after strained two sequels.


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