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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1990 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Maniac Cop 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

Dedicated to the memory of Joe Spinell. See more »

Goofs

After Turkell is arrested, Detective Sean McKinney visits Turkell's apartment. When Detective McKinney looks at Turkell's 'shrine' to the women that he allegedly killed, the candles are still burning, but the candles should have burned down. See more »

Quotes

Turkell: It must be visiting hours, 'cause my friend is back!
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Alternate Versions

Although the UK cinema version was uncut, the video release was cut by 4 seconds 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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Soundtracks

Children of the Night
Written by Gary McLaughlin / Guy Allison
Publisher: D.M.O. Music
Produced by Gary McLaughlin
Performed by Buddy Miles
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User Reviews

Superb, fast paced sequel!
26 December 1998 | by ChoiBabySee all my reviews

Maniac Cop 2 happens to belong to a small, dying breed of sequels which are far superior to their predecessors! Maniac Cop 2 reunites several of the original Maniac Cop cast members including Bruce "Evil Dead" Campbell, Laurene Landon, and Robert Z'Dar as the main title character.

Officer Matt Cordell, a.k.a. the notorious Maniac Cop (Z'Dar) is back from the dead. His primary targets are Campbell and Landon, two police officers who have thwarted the Maniac Cop's quest for revenge earlier. The Maniac Cop shows no mercy as he dispatches a good number of unfortunate victims who stand in his path of death and destruction...

No one believes the story of the Maniac Cop, except for Detective Sean McKinney (played by a woefully charming Robert Davi). McKinney is the only other Police Detective willing to go into the case of the "Maniac Cop." However, as Cordell continues to remain impervious to bullets and gunfire, his wraith only continues to grow...

Maniac Cop 2 is a superb, fast paced sequel with great car crashes and plenty of intensive action sequences! The shoot-out at the police station is a highlight with lots of mayhem and the climax at Sing Sing is undoubtedly exciting and nail-biting.

The biggest fault with Maniac Cop 2 is the lack of cynicism which helped boost Maniac Cop as a respectable thriller. Still, the rapid fire action in Maniac Cop 2 more than compensates for a dearth of originality or satirism. Maniac Cop 2 is fun, exhilarating, and well paced. A film worth seeing, if you can find it.

RATING: **1/2 out of ****.


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