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Maniac Cop 2 (1990)

A supernatural, maniac killer cop teams up with a Times Square serial killer.

Director:

William Lustig

Writer:

Larry Cohen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Davi ... Det. Sean McKinney
Claudia Christian ... Susan Riley
Michael Lerner ... Edward Doyle
Bruce Campbell ... Jack Forrest
Laurene Landon ... Teresa Mallory
Robert Z'Dar ... Matt Cordell
Clarence Williams III ... Blum
Leo Rossi ... Turkell
Lou Bonacki ... Detective Lovejoy
Paula Trickey ... Cheryl
Charles Napier ... Lew Brady
Santos Morales Santos Morales ... Store Clerk
Robert Earl Jones ... Harry
Andrew Hill Newman ... Citizen
Ángel Salazar ... Traffic Officer
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Storyline

Officer Matt Cordell, the undead cop, returns from the grave. Again. This time he is after the criminals who murdered him in the prison, and he is not doing that because he wants to forgive them... Written by Jaromir "Vassago" Król <jaromirk@kr.onet.pl>

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Taglines:

You Have The Right To Remain Silent...Forever! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1990 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Le flic de l'enfer 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Culver City, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Leo Rossi also appeared in the original Maniac Cop as the Mayor's Aide. See more »

Goofs

When Maniac Cop kills Jack Forrest by the newspaper stand, he violently stabs Forrest's neck and throat so that the blade cuts all the way through Forrest's body. In the next scene, when Detective McKinney visits the medical examiner to view the body, Forrest has no visible cuts or injuries to his neck or throat. See more »

Quotes

Susan Riley: I can't let someone out on the street with a gun that has emotional problems.
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Alternate Versions

Although the UK cinema version was uncut the video release was cut by 4 secs by the BBFC to remove shots from the flashback shower murder in the prison, repeated from the original film. The Medusa DVD features the cut video print. See more »

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Woman of the World
Written by Gary McLaughlin
Publisher: D.M.O. Music
Produced by Gary McLaughlin
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Exploitation legends William Lustig (director) and Larry Cohen (writer/producer) team up once again for this better than you'd expect sequel to the b-grade classic 'Maniac Cop'.
17 April 2004 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

I'm a big fan of the first 'Maniac Cop' movie, which has one of THE great exploitation taglines - "You have the right to remain silent. Forever." Once again director William Lustig ('Maniac', 'Vigilante') and writer/producer Larry Cohen ('God Told Me To', 'Q The Winged Serpent') team up for this better than you'd expect sequel. Robert Z'Dar reprises his role as Matt Cordell the "maniac cop", but like the original the supporting cast steals the movie from him, and in this case are the main reason to tune in. B-grade legend Bruce Campbell and Cohen regular Laurene Landon from the first movie put in an appearance, but the rest of the cast is new - Robert Davi (Bond baddie in 'License To Kill'), and Claudia Christian (then best remembered for her bit in 'The Hidden', now for her recurring role in 'Babylon 5') as cops, and Leo Rossi ('The Accused') as a creepy serial killer who befriends Cordell. Michael Lerner ('Barton Fink') plays the Commissioner, Charles Napier ('Supervixens') a TV host and Clarence Williams III ('52 Pick-Up') a prisoner. Also keep an eye out for cameos by Lustig's pal Sam Raimi and Hispanic tough guy Danny Trejo ('From Dusk Til Dawn'). Many people, including William Lustig himself, think 'Maniac Cop 2' is the best in the series, but I still prefer the original. This one's still great fun to watch and I highly recommended it to exploitation fans. The third movie in the series however was a major disappointment. You'd be better off skipping it and watching Lustig and Cohen's overlooked 'Uncle Sam' instead. It isn't their best work but it's a lot of fun.


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