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Two hippies on their way to a cocaine deal get stopped by the police at a roadblock, resulting in a shootout where they kill the cops. They then go on a crime spree of robbery and murder. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Jason Williams ... Ray
Bill Osco ... Alex
Diane Keller ... Karen
Michael D. White ... Collins
Donna Stubbert ... Lena
Judy Ross ... Becky
James Nite ... Ice Cream Man
Ted Ellison ... Motorcycle Policeman
Larry Langela ... Gas Station Attendant
Steven Kenner ... Boyfriend
Charles Kendrick ... Liquor Store Owner
Thomas Burnes ... Customer
Jim Ferguson ... Trooper
Janice Z. Harrison ... Ice Cream Girl
Sue Livack ... Ice Cream Girl
Steve DeFrance ... Policeman (as Steven deFrance)
Neil Summers ... Policeman
Neil Pearce ... Policeman
R.L. Lein ... Policeman
Edward Valente ... Policeman
Ralph Anderson ... Policeman
Roger Hatch ... Policeman
Robert Yancy III ... Policeman
Loren Knapp ... Policeman
Andy Ryan ... Policeman

Directed by
Walter R. Cichy  (as Walter Cichy)
Writing credits
Walter R. Cichy (screenplay) (as Walter Cichy)

Howard Ziehm (story)

Walter R. Cichy  story (as Walter Cichy)
Bill Osco  story

Produced by
Ted Dye .... executive producer
Bill Osco .... producer (as William Osco)
Howard Ziehm .... producer
Original Music by
Hal Yoergler 
Cinematography by
Howard Ziehm (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Abbas Amin 
Art Direction by
Alan Marcus 
Makeup Department
Rick Baker .... makeup artist
Production Management
Tony North .... production manager
Art Department
Jim Gilbert .... property master
Joseph Musso .... graphic designer
Sound Department
John Cullip .... sound
Jim Ketchum .... sound assistant
Visual Effects by
Robert Costa .... optical effects
Ted Ellison .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Glenn Abbott .... gaffer
Charles Barnes .... key grip
Dan Callender .... assistant camera
Bruce Haley .... still photographer
Lynn Rogers .... first camera operator
Other crew
Felicia Maxwell .... script supervisor
Dan Osco .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Copkillers" - USA (alternative title)
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93 min
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In an interview with star Jason Williams, he states the title was changed from "Sweet, Mean and Deadly" to "Cop Killers" because of the anti-authority cynicism common in the United States during the Vietnam War.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: A crew member can be clearly seen in the back seat of a car holding the boom microphone.See more »
Karen:I gotta get something for my head.
Ray:How about a .38?
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Hippy exploitation film provides unintentional laughs., 5 March 2001
Author: james webster ( from London, England

A drug deal goes disastrously wrong for two long hairs when they run into cops at a roadblock. They kill the pigs and go on an orgy of kidnap and killing. Particular highlights include the theft of an ice cream truck complete with its camp, whining driver and a hippy hangout in the desert peopled with stoned hippy chicks and a pretentious hippy drug dealer. This is a film obviously inspired by the likes of 'Easy River' and 'Electra Glide in Blue', but it has a very amateur improvised feel to it, especially the dialogue which is a real hoot of late sixties cliches. The names of the cast and crew are the same which gives it all a 'lets do the movie right here' feeling. Howard Ziehm was one of the producers and Rick Baker did the gory gunshot make up.

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