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Maniac Cop (1988)

A killer dressed in a police uniform begins murdering innocent people on the streets of New York City.

Director:

William Lustig

Writer:

Larry Cohen

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Atkins ... Frank McCrae
Bruce Campbell ... Jack Forrest
Laurene Landon ... Theresa Mallory
Richard Roundtree ... Commissioner Pike
William Smith ... Captain Ripley
Robert Z'Dar ... Matt Cordell
Sheree North ... Sally Noland
Nina Arvesen ... Regina Sheperd (as Nina Aversen)
Nick Barbaro Nick Barbaro ... Councilman
Lou Bonacki ... Detective Lovejoy
Barry Brenner ... Coroner
Victoria Catlin ... Ellen Forrest
James Dixon ... Clancy (as Jim Dixon)
Corey Michael Eubanks ... Bremmer (as Corey Eubanks)
Jill Gatsby ... Cassie Philips
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Storyline

Innocent people are being brutally murdered on the streets of New York City by a uniformed police officer. As the death toll rises and City Hall attempts a cover-up, Frank McCrae heads the investigation. A young cop, Jack Forrest, finds himself under arrest as the chief suspect, having been the victim of a set-up by the real killer and a mysterious woman phone-caller. Forrest, his girlfriend Theresa, and McCrae set out to solve the puzzle before the Maniac Cop can strike again. Written by Mr_John_Barrymore

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You have the right to remain silent. Forever. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maniac Cop See more »

Filming Locations:

Culver City, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$671,382

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$671,382
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Released in Turkey under the title "Manyak Araniyor" (A Maniac Wanted) because the Turkish government did not want to smear the title of policemen. See more »

Goofs

When the maniac cop kills the drunk driver, in the shot through the windshield the boom mic is visible. See more »

Quotes

Parade reporter: And so this years St Patrick's Day parade continues on schedule, despite speculation the parade may have been cancelled due to fear of violence. Authorities report scores of death threats against the police, plus threats of bombings along the parade route. But this has not deterred a record crowd for turning out for New York's St Patrick's Day parade.
Parade reporter: [glances at spectacle] ... what a parade it is.
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Alternate Versions

The Swedish VHS version is cut, a violent kick to the knee and a stabbing has been removed. See more »


Soundtracks

Walk the Floor
Composed by Michael Shanklin, Tamila Jensen and Gail Jensen
Vocals by David Carradine
© 1984 Silver Feather Music Publishing
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User Reviews

 
A GOOD HORROR FLICK!!
10 January 2000 | by psycho_153See all my reviews

A good horror flick, not to much to dislike about this movie, some good performances, and an interesting killer. (shouldn't see the killer's face at the end, much more mysterious without seeing it) The story is Innocent people are being killed on the streets by a maniac dressed up as a cop who seems to have insider information to the police business. This monster of a man has to be stopped. All up a good watch, isn't the best movie but that's what makes it so good.


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