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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.

Director:

Jon Watts
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

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 »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Viatura See more »

Filming Locations:

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,146, 9 August 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$128,002, 23 August 2015
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The license plate on the cop car is a Colorado government plate. The county on the side of the cop car is a city found in Texas, located in Hunt County. There is no Quinlan County listed in Colorado, or any other state. See more »

Goofs

The sheriff does not defeat the steering wheel lock when stealing the Malibu. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Travis: [walking in an open field] Wiener.
Harrison: Wiener.
Travis: Boobs.
Harrison: Boobs.
Travis: Pussy.
Harrison: Pussy.
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Connections

Featured in Conan: Kevin Bacon/John H. Sununu/Maggie Maye (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

She's Got You
Written by John Mears, James Mears, Thomas Mears
Performed by The Mears Brothers
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A very good slice of Bacon
25 June 2015 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

I guess you would have to describe Cop Car as a high concept movie, i.e. a film whose story can succinctly be described in one sentence. This is essentially about a couple of kids who steal a cop car belonging to a sheriff who it soon transpires is a very bad man. Do not let the simplicity of the set-up put you off though, as this is a lean film with a lot of good things about it. Firstly, we have the two young boys who are a great central pairing; they really act like genuine kids and are very sympathetic and humorous throughout. Secondly, we have Kevin Bacon giving yet another good performance as the bad cop. Thirdly, this is well-paced and builds quite a bit of tension as events escalate to an ending that is a little surprising. Fourthly, it's a rather well photographed and scored affair, with the sparse Colorado plains scenery shot nicely in widescreen.

This is a very good example of a film that keeps things simple while never forgetting to entertain and surprise. It's well acted, photographed and directed. It has well-handled suspense and characters you actually care about. Can't say fairer than that really.


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