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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
Elan Rothschild ...
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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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for strong violence and gore | See all certifications »
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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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Edited into Scanner Cop II (1995) See more »

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Good sci-fi movie!
22 May 2009 | by (Subcrust Base 955 - Venus) – See all my reviews

Really far exceeded my expectations.

The lead actor is quite good and did not annoy me like so many actors have a tendency to do.

I will agree that the opening scene special effects were very poor, with a dolls head popping out of latex on a guy's forehead. But after that, the effects were not as embarrassing.

The evil guy, played by the same guy who plays villains in many horror movies, is really good, too. The female evil partner is very hot and convincing. She looks like the black widow type.

Pete, the cop who adopts the scanner is very good too.

I was surprised by the decent acting and cool effects after the opening scene. Most hardcore horror fans will get a kick out of this one.


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