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One Tough Cop (1998)

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A detective tries to remain loyal to his partner, and his best friend - a mobster.

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Cast

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Bo Dietl
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Duke Finnerly
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Joey O'Hara
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Richie La Cassa (as Mike McGlone)
Christopher Bregman ...
Gang Banger #1
Mike Santana ...
Gang Banger #2
Vito Rezza ...
Cop #1
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Cop #2
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Gunman Popi
Dana Dietl ...
Little Girl
Deirdre Coleman Imus ...
EMS Worker (as Deirdre Coleman)
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Rudy
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Frankie 'Hot' Salvino
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Wife Terry
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FBI Agent Burt Payne
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Storyline

A detective tries to remain loyal to his partner, and his best friend - a mobster.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Sometimes the facts get lost in the headlines.

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Action | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

9 October 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Acariciando la muerte  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$651,350 (USA) (9 October 1998)

Gross:

$1,220,906 (USA) (18 December 1998)
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Trivia

The real Bo Dietle makes a cameo in the scene after he kills Frankie Hot. He is the detective on scene who directs Reagan to the character Bo sitting on the sidewalk. See more »

Goofs

The undercover police car Bo and Duke drives changes from a Dodge to a Plymouth. See more »

Quotes

Dietl: Being a cop gave me a chance to make a difference.
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Connections

Referenced in The King of Queens: Two Thirty (2002) See more »

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Written by Peter D. Kaye (as Peter Kaye)
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Betrayed By Speechifying and Stiff Setups
12 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Good performances can't quite save this Movie from a shallow and clichéd script in being much more than a standard good Cop with bureaucratic problems. Everything about this exercise in "based on a true story" story is thin and that keeps it from viewer investment and creative consummation.

There is a checklist of standard, gritty, crime solving with slim motivational backing. Laid out in front are the misunderstood macho, but sensitive, officer with a self-destructive partner in a corrupt system. He is unable to separate lifelong childhood friendships with Mobsters from professional duty.

This is the crux of this Crime Drama that is betrayed by speechifying and stiff setups. It is not a bad Movie, just one that demands more depth of insight and frankly, more involvement by the Writer and Director if they are to approach such a complicated scenario. Solving heinous crimes and the dismantling of a seasoned, successful law enforcement street Cop requires much more than this quickly moving and uneven attempt.


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