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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Artie Lewis
... Rita Lewis
... Stevie Diroma
... Lieutenant Danny Quinn
... Grace
... Beniamino
... Felix
... Cheryl Clark
... Marian Diroma
Rhea Silver-Smith ... Barbara Diroma
Blair Swanson ... Carol Diroma
... Oreste
... Mickey Garrett
... Raisa
... Knudson
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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 »


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

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3 May 1991 (USA)  »

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We're Alive  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,276,846
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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 »

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[first lines]
Rita Lewis: Hey.
Artie Lewis: Hey.
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Referenced in Showbiz Today: Episode dated 1 May 1991 (1991) See more »

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The Real Deal
Written by Lifers Groud, Solid Productions and Robert S. 'Hellrazor'
Performed by Lifers Group
Courtesy of Hollywood BASIC
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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
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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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