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Maniac Cop (1988) Poster

(1988)

Trivia

Jill Gatsby is Larry Cohen's daughter and is killed in every one of his movies that she's in.
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The actors that play both the protagonist (Bruce Campbell) and the antagonist (Robert Z'Dar) have had the nickname 'The Chin'.
Three cameras were used to shoot the St. Patrick's Day parade before the production began. Sam Raimi shot some of this footage, which was shown to investors to secure the money to "complete" the film.
The Coroner (Barry Brenner) was William Lustig's real-life doctor.
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Although the film is set in New York City, it was only shot there for three days.
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Bruce Campbell admits that he only did the film because he needed work. He also admits that the film wasn't any good.
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Actor Robert Z Dar, who played the Maniac Cop, worked as a police officer in real life for the Chicago police department.
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Filmed back-to-back with Hit List (1989)
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Cameo 

Sam Raimi: makes a brief cameo as the parade reporter.
Jake LaMotta: makes a brief cameo as a detective.
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Richard Roundtree: (Shaft) makes a brief cameo as Commissioner Pike.
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Director Cameo 

William Lustig: makes a brief cameo as a motel-manager.
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Spoilers 

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Body count: 19.
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Despite receiving top billing and being the films protagonist, Tom Atkins is surprisingly killed two thirds through the film.
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When Theresa is being attacked after the commisoner is killed, she locks herself in a room with boxes that say westlake on them. Peyton Westlake was also the name of Liam Neesons character in Darkman, which was directed by Sam Raimi, who has a cameo in this, and Darkman also features a cameo at the end by Bruce Campbell, who stars in this.
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