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Cop Car (2015)

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A small-town sheriff sets out to find the two kids who have taken his car on a joy ride.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sheriff Kretzer
... Travis
Hays Wellford ... Harrison
... Bev
... Man
Sean Hartley ... Motorcycle Cop
... Dispatch (voice)
Loi Nguyen ... Waiter
Sit Lenh ... Hostess
Chuck Kull ... Officer #1
Thomas Coates ... Officer #2
Kathleen Bentley ... Trailer Park Lady
Justin Barr ... Guy in Trailer Park
Adam Barr ... Drunk at Intersection
Lily Heber ... Dog


A pair of ten-year-olds find an abandoned cop car in a field. When they take it for a joyride, it seems like they could kill themselves at any moment. But things only get worse when the small town sheriff goes looking for his missing car. The kids find themselves in the center of a deadly game of cat and mouse they don't understand and the only way out is to go as fast as their cop car can take them.

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The ride is just getting started. See more »


Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 August 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Viatura  »

Filming Locations:



Box Office


$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,146, 9 August 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$128,002, 23 August 2015
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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


The piano part in the score was actually done by a thirteen year old boy, who's the composer's (Phil Mossman) son (Lucas Mossman). See more »


When Sheriff Kretzer pulls up on the scene where the boys are sitting in his car, he parks with his driver's side wheels on the roadway. But when the car leaves, the truck is seen parked well off of the roadway altogether. See more »


[first lines]
Travis: [walking in an open field] Wiener.
Harrison: Wiener.
Travis: Boobs.
Harrison: Boobs.
Travis: Pussy.
Harrison: Pussy.
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References MacGruber (2010) See more »


Cop Car Theme
Written by Phil Mossman
Performed by Phil Mossman
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Another good piece of acting.
7 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

I must confess - i chose to watch this movie purely because of Kevin Bacon. He chooses his characters very carefully so i knew this film is going to be good at some point. 😉

The story is about two boys who steel a cop car and a cop (not good one) who tries to retrieve it back. The story simple, only three characters to concentrate on - and very real. Yes, real, because children these days can be that stupid, and cops these days can be that "of the line". What i liked about this film is that it's not over crowded with unnecessary story lines, characters - it has only whats needed. And in a short time they can tell a lot that way. Beautiful nature, as it is, small town's life without any "glamour". And good acting - kids acted very naturally, Kevin Bacon of course was very good as always. I admire his talent to "get into" character he is playing.

I enjoyed this film - don't know why, but at some point it reminded me of "Perfect world" with Kevin Costner, just with less action 😀

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