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Scanner Cop (1994)

Video  -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  25 March 1994 (Japan)
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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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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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25 March 1994 (Japan)  »

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Policajac skener  »

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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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References The Manchurian Candidate (1962) See more »

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Flat out better than the original "Scanners" ..........
21 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While the original "Scanners" was a ground breaking entry in the exploding head genre, "Scanner Cop" takes scanning to a new level. Daniel Quinn is quite good as the cop with brain reading powers. Naturally this asset can be very useful in a police investigation. Ordinary citizens have been programmed to kill cops by the always intriguing Richard Lynch and his fortune teller accomplice, Hilary Shepard. The story is fast moving and engaging as hallucinogenic programmed assassins think they are killing a programmed entity. As entertainment, this one is totally acceptable from any angle. Recommended. - MERK


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