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He Kills Coppers (2008)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  23 March 2008 (UK)
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Three policemen are brutally murdered during the 1966 World Cup celebrations. "He Kills Coppers" follows three men connected to the deaths; Frank (a fellow policeman), Tony (an ambitious ... See full summary »

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Tony Meehan
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Three policemen are brutally murdered during the 1966 World Cup celebrations. "He Kills Coppers" follows three men connected to the deaths; Frank (a fellow policeman), Tony (an ambitious journalist, and witness to the murders), and Billy (the murderer). Written by Anonymous

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The title "He Kills Coppers" is taken from a chant used by football crowds to taunt police officers who are keeping order at football matches. See more »

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Peter: Billy Porter is our friend, is our friend,is our friend,Billy Porter is our friend,he kills coppers!
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Perfunctory
12 April 2008 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

For a mainstream drama on ITV, 'He Kills Coppers' is remarkably harsh, complex and realistic; a long way from conventional serial-killer cliché. An enigmatic villain, and the under-Britain he inhabits, is set against a story of corrupt policeman: there's certainly promise in the premise. Unfortunately, the acting isn't brilliant (Steven Robinson as the journalist is particularly poor) and the direction relies too much on the soundtrack to insert some otherwise missing emotion. The real problem is that the story seems abbreviated; a succession of events enticingly set out but never fully elaborated; what's left is perfunctory, a barely illustrated outline. It's a shame, as I can believe there was potential here.


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