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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
Lori Alter ...
Wife Terry
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FBI Agent Burt Payne
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A detective tries to remain loyal to his partner, and his best friend - a mobster.

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Sometimes the facts get lost in the headlines.

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Action | Crime

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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9 October 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Acariciando la muerte  »

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

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

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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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Referenced in The Roseanne Show: Episode #1.36 (1998) See more »

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Written by Domingo Padilla and Glorilee Rodriguez
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Decent cop drama.
19 August 1999 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

One Tough Cop was a film that had one of the best trailers I've ever seen. It made the film look like a fascinating and powerful police drama. The film however did not get even close to the expectations of the trailer. It wasn't bad however. Just not great. Stephen Baldwin (The Usual Suspects, Fled) stars as a police officer whose best friends are all involved in the Mob. Despite a great record, he gets framed by Internal Affairs and has to decide between his friends or his job. Chris Penn (Deceiver, The Funeral) is very good in support as Baldwin's very much in debt partner. Gina Gershon (Face/Off, Palmetto) is ok as the love interest. But the film's biggest strength lies in Stephen Baldwin. Baldwin is one of the most underrated actors in my mind (mainly because of poor career choices), but here he delivers a strong performance that brings the film through all of its predictability. Recommended for Baldwin's performance mainly.


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