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Scanner Cop (1994)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | Video May 1994
Sam Staziak, a rookie cop with the Los Angeles Police Department, is also a 'scanner' (psionic). When a string of murders begins to decimate the police department, Sam faces sensory ... See full summary »

Director:

Pierre David

Writers:

John Bryant, David Cronenberg (characters) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Quinn ... Samuel Staziak
Darlanne Fluegel ... Dr. Joan Alden
Richard Grove ... Commander Peter Harrigan
Mark Rolston ... Lieutenant Harry Brown
Richard Lynch ... Karl Glock
Hilary Shepard ... Zena
James Horan ... Melvin
Gary Hudson ... Damon Pratt
Cyndi Pass ... Sarah Kopek
Luca Bercovici ... Dr. Krench
Christopher Kriesa ... Riley
Savannah Smith Boucher ... Margaret Harrigan
Ben Reed ... Rick Kopek
Brion James ... Dr. Hampton
Elan Rothschild ... Young Samuel
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Storyline

Sam Staziak, a rookie cop with the Los Angeles Police Department, is also a 'scanner' (psionic). When a string of murders begins to decimate the police department, Sam faces sensory overload and possible insanity as he uses his powers to hunt the man responsible for the killings. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Imagine a cop who can read your mind... then blow it away.

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and gore | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Scanner Cop, and Scanners: The Showdown, have both been released on DVD in Canada, but not in the United States. See more »

Goofs

When Sarah Kopek stabs her husband - twice - there's not a shred of blood on the knife, even though the knife penetrated halfway inside his body. See more »

Connections

Edited into Scanner Cop II (1995) See more »

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Flat out better than the original "Scanners" ..........
21 August 2010 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

While the original "Scanners" was a ground breaking entry in the exploding head genre, "Scanner Cop" takes scanning to a new level. Daniel Quinn is quite good as the cop with brain reading powers. Naturally this asset can be very useful in a police investigation. Ordinary citizens have been programmed to kill cops by the always intriguing Richard Lynch and his fortune teller accomplice, Hilary Shepard. The story is fast moving and engaging as hallucinogenic programmed assassins think they are killing a programmed entity. As entertainment, this one is totally acceptable from any angle. Recommended. - MERK


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Country:

Canada | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1994 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Scanners 4 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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