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One Good Cop (1991)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 May 1991 (USA)
An NYPD Detective (Michael Keaton) and his struggle for justice, while taking care of his late partner's three little girls after he is killed in the line of duty.

Director:

Heywood Gould

Writer:

Heywood Gould
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Keaton ... Artie Lewis
Rene Russo ... Rita Lewis
Anthony LaPaglia ... Stevie Diroma
Kevin Conway ... Lieutenant Danny Quinn
Rachel Ticotin ... Grace
Tony Plana ... Beniamino
Benjamin Bratt ... Felix
Charlayne Woodard ... Cheryl Clark
Grace Johnston ... Marian Diroma
Rhea Silver-Smith Rhea Silver-Smith ... Barbara Diroma
Blair Swanson Blair Swanson ... Carol Diroma
Victor Rivers ... Oreste
David Barry Gray ... Mickey Garrett
Lisa Arrindell ... Raisa
Rick Aiello ... Knudson
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Storyline

When NYPD detective Artie Lewis' colleague and friend is shot in a police operation, he and his wife Rita want to adopt his three little children. But they have to realize that their income doesn't suffice for the required larger home. So Artie decides to take the money from the drug-dealing mobster Benjamino. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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They killed his partner, threatened his family... Now he'll do anything to keep them alive... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of the bad guys references the Ghostbusters. Coincidently, Michael Keaton was offered the roles of Peter Venkman and Egon Spengler, which went to Bill Murray and Harold Ramis. Michael Keaton worked with Harold Ramis on Multiplicity (1996). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rita Lewis: Hey.
Artie Lewis: Hey.
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Connections

References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Muchas Gracias
Written by Thomas Kukuliers and Mario DiCara
Performed by Salsa Picante
Courtesy of Sounds of Film
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User Reviews

 
Keaton good cop good bat
10 June 2007 | by chevelle_ss420See all my reviews

Micheal Keaton is one of my favorite actors for a few reasons, Batman, Batman Returns, one good cop , & johnny dangerously kinda gives u the impression that hes cool, calm & collective, but under the surface hes a razor sharp bad-ass. Keaton delivers a heart warming story about a good cop who is faced with putting food on the table for his family and has had enough with bad guys shooting at cops. Keaton does whats right to obtain justice , i mean hey we gave cops a badge to do the right things above the rest of us didn't we? so why waste another tax dollar on your ordinary fat cat cop eating donuts doing Dilly squat, next time just hire........ " one good cop"


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We're Alive See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,360,277, 5 May 1991

Gross USA:

$11,276,846

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,276,846
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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