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Cop Land (1997)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  15 August 1997 (USA)
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The sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community populated by New York City policemen slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption.

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Sometime in the 1970's, police officers from New York wanted a safe haven to live, away from the dangers of the streets of New York, this is when they established a "Cop Land" in the small New Jersey town of Garrison. Freddy Heflin who was always admired by the New York cops wanted to become one, but because he was deaf in one ear this prevents him from achieving his goal, but has become sheriff of Garrison. Recently there have been a dark omen surrounding the NYPD, and Freddy is now investigating on this case, then Internal Affairs officer Mo Tilden is also on the case and asks Freddy for help, but Freddy could not. Now Freddy suspects that a New York cop named Ray Donlan might be one of the many cops who is corrupted by the mob and other criminals. Now, Freddy must find a cop who is nicknamed "Superboy" who can testify against Donlan and protect him, before Donlan finds Superboy and kills him. Written by John Wiggins

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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No One Is Above The Law.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, strong language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,510,482 (USA) (15 August 1997)

Gross:

DEM 5,118,405 (Germany) (20 February 1998)
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Trivia

Deborah Harry acted in the movie but was edited out in the final cut. She explained on a live television special that although she was cut, she still got paid. See more »

Goofs

When Freddy is sitting under the bridge in his police car, he reminisces about the time he was younger and sitting under that same bridge, and witnesses a car falling off of the bridge into the river. The car is shown falling almost perpendicular to the bridge, a little to Freddy's right. A car falling off that side of the bridge would have fallen to Freddy's left, since that's the direction the car would have been traveling on the highway. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Moe Tilden: [narrating] Every precinct has its cop bar - a private club - all blue. For the 3-7 it was the Four Aces, just across the river.
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Electric Factory
Written and Performed by Jon Butcher
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Nice movie with great actors
3 January 2002 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I didn't really know what to expect from "Cop Land".

You have some expectations when actors like Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel star in this movie - but could Stallone be the quiet Sheriff? The answer is yes, Stallone did well in this movie, he showed that he isn't just an action star, he is a great actor.

"Cop Land" had a nice story, but I think it had more potential. The movie could have lasted for 20-30 minutes more. It was a nice movie anyway, I will rate it 7/10.


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