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One Good Cop (1991)

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.

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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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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)

Gross USA:

$11,276,846
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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anyone who did not like this movie or gave it a bad review slap yourself repeatedly until the end of your life & when you get tired or have to sleep have someone else slap you
3 July 2011 | by sosaykaiser24See all my reviews

MICHAEL KEATON is a great actor hes one of them actors you forget you are watching a movie & think its real life video footage. kinda like NICK NOLTE - GARY OLDMAN - PETER STORMARE but anyways KEATON plays a COP who when his partner is killed in the line of duty who had 3 kids he doesn't want them to be in an orphanage but his house is too small by SOCIAL SERVICES standards to house 3 kids so he robs a drug kingpin who indirectly had something to do with his partners murder so he can buy a bigger house so he can adopt his partners 3 kids & he gives the rest of the money to the orphanage he didn't want his partners 3 kids to go to in order to help the other kids their. they say even criminals have right & a COP is supposed to go by the book but sometimes you gotta just say what the F#@k & do what you gotta do


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