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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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There's a killer on the loose and the lady is the target 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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10 July 2013 | by jessegehrigSee all my reviews

Why did some one hire Liza Minnelli? Did they not think she she would show up? Was it a prank phone call that backfired horribly? These are the key questions that lie at the heart of Rent-A-Cop. Surely Ms. Minnelli wasn't hired for her looks or talent, so why did she end up on film? Her acting reminds one of the dangers of coke addiction. Hey and can you believe it, Burt Reynolds shows up in this movie too, I think he might even play the lead role as Detective Bandit, the Trans Am is in the shop. A human is given a writing credit for this movie which must be a typo, also Bobby Benson appears as the voice of the Beast for Disney's Beauty And The Beast, although he has to dress like a human in Rent-A-Cop, I guess Disney wouldn't let Benson wear the costume, something about copyright law.


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