A priest practicing the Voodoo arts resurrects Matt Cordell, who takes his badge and comes back from the dead to do his bidding.

Director:

William Lustig

Writers:

Larry Cohen (characters), Larry Cohen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Davi ... Det. Sean McKinney
Robert Z'Dar ... Matt Cordell
Caitlin Dulany ... Dr. Susan Fowler
Gretchen Becker ... Katie Sullivan
Paul Gleason ... Hank Cooney
Jackie Earle Haley ... Frank Jessup
Julius Harris ... Houngan
Grand L. Bush ... Willie (as Grand Bush)
Doug Savant ... Dr. Peter Myerson
Robert Forster ... Dr. Powell
Bobby Di Cicco ... Bishop
Frank Pesce ... Tribble
Lou Diaz Lou Diaz ... Leon
Brenda Varda ... Lindsey
Vanessa Marquez ... Terry
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Storyline

A female cop is gunned down and wrongly accused of using excessive force in a hostage rescue attempt. Maniac cop returns from the dead once more to seek revenge, destroying everthing and anyone that stands in his way. Written by Rob Hartill

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They thought the terror had been terminated...but they were wrong! See more »

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Action | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, and for language and some drug content (edited for re-rating) | See all certifications »

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Besides this movie, Robert Davi and Grand L. Bush worked together in two other movies, Die Hard (1988) and License to Kill (1989). See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie with Maniac Cop chasing after the detective in a police car while being set on fire, you can see the safety goggles under his mask in several of the changing shots in this stunt scene. See more »

Quotes

Det. Sean McKinney: [sighs] What's the prognosis?
Dr. Peter Myerson: [smiles] Stick 'er in a rock garden!
Det. Sean McKinney: I don't like your sense of humor.
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Alternate Versions

Originally rated NC-17, some extreme violent acts were cut so the film could receive an R-rating by the MPAA. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Could have been called 'Bride of Maniac Cop'
14 July 2002 | by horrorbargainbinSee all my reviews

All the evils of the modern world are represented. There are corrupt city officials, sensationalist, greedy reporters, and ambitious lawyers. Cordell has to kill insensitive doctors two times!

The theme here is "anti-justice" as represented by an evil priest's sign. The priest brings back the wronged (we know from the first two films) Cordell to help him find love!? Maniac Kate, screwed by the evil people mentioned in my previous paragraph, lies dying in a hospital bed. She is a good person, yet her name has been soiled. The Maniac Cop does good by clearing her name, but is of course too violent and must be dealt with. There is a message in there for us.

Cool stuff includes a wedding dream between Cordell and Kate and an opening scene where Cordell punches through his coffin to grab his badge. The Cop, of course, looks great throughout.

Most of the killings are pretty weak as are the dull gun fights. In fact, until the final fight the action is more than a let down. What works for this movie are the issues dealing with revenge and the creepy ending.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

MC3: Maniac Cop 3 See more »

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Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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