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One Tough Cop (1998)

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A detective tries to remain loyal to his partner, and his best friend - a mobster.

Director:

Bruno Barreto

Writers:

Bo Dietl (book), Ken Gross (book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Baldwin ... Bo Dietl
Chris Penn ... Duke Finnerly
Gina Gershon ... Joey O'Hara
Michael McGlone ... Richie La Cassa (as Mike McGlone)
Christopher Bregman Christopher Bregman ... Gang Banger #1
Mike Santana Mike Santana ... Gang Banger #2
Vito Rezza Vito Rezza ... Cop #1
Marium Carvell ... Cop #2
Luis Guzmán ... Gunman Popi
Dana Dietl Dana Dietl ... Little Girl
Deirdre Coleman Imus Deirdre Coleman Imus ... EMS Worker (as Deirdre Coleman)
Harvey Atkin ... Rudy
Paul Guilfoyle ... Frankie 'Hot' Salvino
Lori Alter ... Wife Terry
Victor Slezak ... FBI Agent Burt Payne
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Storyline

A detective tries to remain loyal to his partner, and his best friend - a mobster.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes the facts get lost in the headlines.

Genres:

Action | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acariciando la muerte See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$651,350, 11 October 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,220,906, 20 December 1998
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Patriot Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Robert De Niro, Andy Garcia, Al Pacino, Eric Roberts, Sylvester Stallone and Mark Wahlberg were considered for Bo Dietl. Finally, it came down between Stephen Baldwin and Matt Dillon. See more »

Goofs

The undercover police car Bo and Duke drives changes from a Dodge to a Plymouth. See more »

Quotes

Dietl: Being a cop gave me a chance to make a difference.
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I Wonder Why
Written by Walter Beasley
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Decent cop drama.
19 August 1999 | by Brad K.See all my reviews

One Tough Cop was a film that had one of the best trailers I've ever seen. It made the film look like a fascinating and powerful police drama. The film however did not get even close to the expectations of the trailer. It wasn't bad however. Just not great. Stephen Baldwin (The Usual Suspects, Fled) stars as a police officer whose best friends are all involved in the Mob. Despite a great record, he gets framed by Internal Affairs and has to decide between his friends or his job. Chris Penn (Deceiver, The Funeral) is very good in support as Baldwin's very much in debt partner. Gina Gershon (Face/Off, Palmetto) is ok as the love interest. But the film's biggest strength lies in Stephen Baldwin. Baldwin is one of the most underrated actors in my mind (mainly because of poor career choices), but here he delivers a strong performance that brings the film through all of its predictability. Recommended for Baldwin's performance mainly.


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