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Scanner Cop (1994)

R  |  Video  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  May 1994 (Germany)
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Sam Staziak, a rookie cop with the Los Angeles Police Department, is also a 'scanner' (psionic). When a string of murders begins to decimate the police department, Sam faces sensory ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Samuel Staziak
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Dr. Joan Alden
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Commander Peter Harrigan
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Lieutenant Harry Brown
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Karl Glock
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Zena
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Melvin
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Damon Pratt
Cyndi Pass ...
Sarah Kopek
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Dr. Krench
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Riley
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Margaret Harrigan
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Rick Kopek
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Dr. Hampton
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Young Samuel
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Sam Staziak, a rookie cop with the Los Angeles Police Department, is also a 'scanner' (psionic). When a string of murders begins to decimate the police department, Sam faces sensory overload and possible insanity as he uses his powers to hunt the man responsible for the killings. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Imagine a cop who can read your mind... then blow it away.

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Rated R for strong violence and gore | See all certifications »
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Directorial debut for producer Pierre David. See more »

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When Sarah Kopek stabs her husband - twice - there's not a shred of blood on the knife, even though the knife penetrated halfway inside his body. See more »

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Followed by Scanner Cop II (1995) See more »

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Interesting "Scanners" spin-off.
21 October 2004 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Scanner Cop (1994) was an interesting spin-off of the Scanners trilogy. This small budgeted film follows the remnents of the "scanner" underground. One of these is a young man who's a scanner and he tries to deal with his powers. Darlene Fluegal co-stars as a doctor who tries to help the "scanner". But somewhere in the big city there's an evil scanner hell bent on declaring war on the "normals".

I saw this film nine years ago on cable t.v. I was impressed by it because it didn't try to hard. Just a movie about a couple of unaccounted rogue scanners roaming amongst the "normals". Not a masterpiece by any means. A nice little time killer that I wouldn't mind seeing again in the near future.

Watchable, if on the idiot box.

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