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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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Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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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Cop Killers came to be made because the film Flesh Gordon (1974) had been confiscated in a police bust. Flesh Gordon's associate producer Walter R. Cichy needed money in the mean time because of the delay of Flesh Gordon, so he enlisted Flesh Gordon star Jason Williams to make an R-rated gritty action film.See more »
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Crew or equipment visible: A crew member can be clearly seen in the back seat of a car holding the boom microphone.See more »
Quotes:
Karen:I gotta get something for my head.
Ray:How about a .38?
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"I had a spider named Karen, once...", 5 July 2008
Author: seanmoliver64 from Madison WI

Wickedly mean, low-budget 70's road-film exploitation cinema at its best! Two sleazy long-haired dirtballs try to get rich by dealing coke, kidnapping a poor blonde chick named Karen, stealing an ice-cream truck, and killing everybody who gets in their way - mostly Arizona troopers. Filmed entirely on location around Tucson, "Cop Killers" is a non-stop stream of priceless scenes with great dialog, like when psycho Ray tries to make poor tearful, hysterical Karen read from the porno-novel she was carrying when the two scum-balls kidnapped her; "If you can't READ it out, then we'll just have to ACT it out!" he screams. When Ray then tries to rape Karen, and Alex tries to stop him, Ray says "Okay, okay, I'll leave little miss virgin alone, but if she tries to rape ME, then I won't be responsible!" The scenes with the drug dealer with the pet spider (also named Karen) and the two stoned hippie/stripper chicks reminded me of people I knew when I lived in Tucson! An absolute classic. Should be in every film-buff's library.

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