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Cop Land (1997)

The sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community populated by New York City police officers 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 City wanted a safe haven to live, away from the dangers of the streets of New York City, 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 City 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

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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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15 August 1997 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$44,886,089 (USA) (14 November 1997)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sylvester Stallone gained 40 pounds to add realism to his portrayal of the police officer. He also was only paid SAG minimum wages. By the time that reshoots were required, he had lost the weight again. See more »

Goofs

When Heflin is looking through the mortgage notes, Ray Donlan's address is cited as "10 Magnolia Cirle". Later at the end shootout, the numbers "381" can be seen at the front of Ray's house. 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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Normally, the credits display the actor's name on the left side with the character's name on the right. The credits here are reversed. See more »

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Referenced in Hit and Runway (1999) See more »

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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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