Cop Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 10781

Average Rating: 2.4/4

# of Ratings: 18

Theatrical Release Date: 03/01/1988

Language: English

Genre: Thriller, Crime

MPAA Rating: R

Director: James B. Harris

Actors: James Woods, Lesley Ann Warren, Charles Durning, Charles Haid, Raymond J. Barry, Randi Brooks

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Indyfreak - wrote on 09/06/2022

James Woods is great casting as a gung-ho policeman after a serial killer. Much sleazier than your usual 'Dirty Harry' knockoff.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 04/15/2012

James Woods plays an unconventional cop on the trail of a serial killer in this purely by the numbers thriller from the 80s. In fact the script shows just as little imagination as the title; it's so formulaic it borders on the absurd. Burnt out cop who doesn't play by the rules, chewed out by his captain, internal affairs investigation, vicious serial killer yadda yadda yadda. There's nothing here we haven't seen a million times before. It's not as trashy and gratuitously violent as many mainstream 80s thrillers, but it's unpleasantly sleazy, Woods' character comes across as a wholly unsympathetic and self centred ass-hole, and Lesley-Anne Warren's so-called feminist is so sappy and naive you just want to shake some sense into her. Add the usual mix of B-movie stalwarts in the supporting …

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