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Cop Land (1997)

 -  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

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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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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 1,854,272 (Germany) (30 January 1998)

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

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Freddy Heflin is supposedly deaf in his right ear, as evident from the very beginning of the film (the alarm clock scene). However at Superboy's uniform funeral, when being asked if he is completely deaf, Freddy answers that "it's just this one ear" and points at his left ear. See more »

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[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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References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

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Won't You be My Neighbor?
Written by Fred Rogers
Performed by Ray Liotta
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Stallone's Finest performance
7 December 2001 | by (Bedfordshire,England) – See all my reviews

Copland is one of those film that gets better and better the more you watch it. The story is gripping and the acting in straight from the top drawer and top of the performances is from Sylvester Stallone. Not normally known for his acting ability, Stallone pulls out his finest performance .To say he is the best in this film is a massive compliment considering the company he performed with in Copland. Robert De niro , Harvey Keitel and Ray Liotta all put in memorable displays , of which you would expect but Stallone still stands out. He plays the sheriff of a sleapy town called Garrison who's occupants are all members of the New York police Department.Because of an accident while saving someones life he is unable to pass the medical to get in the NYPD therefore as a sheriff he is not respected amongst the population of the town.He learns that an influential group of cops are crooked and are planning to kill to save their own necks. Totally Gripping. 8 out of 10.


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