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Rent-a-Cop (1987)

When call-girl Della gets caught in the middle of a drug bust at a hotel where she was meeting a trick, she is held hostage by a robber that busted in on the drug agents and the drug ... See full summary »

Director:

Jerry London
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Tony Church
Liza Minnelli ... Della Roberts
James Remar ... Dancer
Richard Masur ... Roger
Dionne Warwick ... Beth
Bernie Casey ... Lemar
Robby Benson ... Pitts
John Stanton ... Alexander
John P. Ryan ... Wieser
Larry Dolgin Larry Dolgin ... Capt. James
Roslyn Alexander Roslyn Alexander ... Miss Barley
Cyrus Elias Cyrus Elias ... Victor
JoBe Cerny JoBe Cerny ... Hotel Clerk No. 1
Joe Greco Joe Greco ... Hotel Clerk No. 2
Ned Schmidtke ... Lindy
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Storyline

When call-girl Della gets caught in the middle of a drug bust at a hotel where she was meeting a trick, she is held hostage by a robber that busted in on the drug agents and the drug dealers. She gets rescued by vice cop Church who is accused of staging the aborted bust. Ex-ballplayer turned drug dealer Roger is in tight with corrupt vice cops and their superiors And the fireworks start popping. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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Deadlier than Dirty Harry, faster than Cobra See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Liza Minnelli was once asked in an interview what her worst picture was? She replied: "I think Burt (Reynolds) and I would both agree, Rent-a-Cop (1987)." See more »

Quotes

Della Roberts: I bet you had a lot of dates with a lot of... different girls... when you were young.
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Performed by Linda Lawley
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Are you not entertained???
20 April 2020 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Well I was entertained. I like it. Sue me! I'm not saying it's art but it's an enjoyable time-passer of a movie. I'm not sure if I would call it a romantic comedy since there's a lot of violence and dark parts but there is comedy and there is romance so...yeah. Seems like most Burt Reynolds movies I like are the ones most people hate and the ones most people like I don't care much for. Anyway Burt isn't even the best part here. The best part is Liza Minnelli, who I'm not normally a fan of but she's good here. Also James Remar's psycho villain has some memorable scenes.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rent-a-Cop See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$295,000, 17 January 1988

Gross USA:

$295,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$295,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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