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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 »

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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 »


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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$295,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This movie was not the first time that Burt Reynolds and Liza Minnelli worked together. They appeared, along with Gene Hackman, in Lucky Lady (1975), and they appeared in Silent Movie (1976) as well. See more »


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Dance The Night Away
Written and Performed by Randy and Liz Jackson
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Low-rent, but maybe worth a rent.
15 June 2001 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

A low-rent, cheaply made police thriller that's kept bearable by some fair humorous bits, the nice chemistry between the two leads and, especially, by James Remar's satisfying turn as a narcissistic, psychopathic (and, naturally, indestructible) villain. Obviously a low-quality picture, both visually and dramatically, with a rather resigned Burt, but not unwatchable. (**)


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