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Nails (1992)

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Cop breaks all the rules to go after a gang of drug dealers.

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Harry 'Nails' Niles
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Mary Niles
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Pedro Herrera
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Noah Owens
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Jose Acosta
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Bud Taylor
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Capt. Evan Graham
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Jack Willis
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Stambusky
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Ricardo Sanchez (as Luis Ramos)
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Paco Sanchez
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Victor Menandez
Teresa Crespo ...
Elena Hernandez
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Calley
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Harvey Cassler
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Streetwise, tough cop "Nails" Niles and his partner are lured into a deathtrap from which only Niles survives. Obsessed with finding his partner's murderer, Niles burrows deep into the underground of the L. A. crime scene to find the guilty parties at any cost. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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A Good Cop ... With a Few Bad Habits!


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25 July 1992 (USA)  »

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Ein Cop sieht rot  »

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Was intended for a theatrical release, but debuted on cable. However, it did see a theatrical release in some international (Non-US) territories such as Canada and Hungary. See more »

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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

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If I Had Your Heart
Written by Martin Blasick
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The most formulaic cop movie I've ever seen
29 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

This was the most clichéd and predictable cop/tough-guy/partner movie ever made. The throw-away films of Norris, Van Damme, Seagal, Stallone, and Schwarzenegger have plots that seem labyrinthine compared to this.

Starting with the film title, "tough" sounding nickname/surname, if you can think of a cliché in an action movie, it is used in this one. It just seems that Larry Ferguson farmed the writing out to a first year class studying film conventions and plot telegraphing. Cookie-cutter main character? Check. Partner? Check. Superior? Check. "I'll get you yet" rival of main character? Check. Villain? Check. Storyline? And how!

Hopper should have let this one pass him by.


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