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Cop (1988)

An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.

Director:

James B. Harris

Writers:

James Ellroy (novel), James B. Harris (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Woods ... Lloyd Hopkins
Lesley Ann Warren ... Kathleen McCarthy
Charles Durning ... Dutch Peltz
Charles Haid ... Delbert 'Whitey' Haines
Raymond J. Barry ... Captain Fred Gaffney
Randi Brooks ... Joanie Pratt
Steven Lambert ... Bobby Franco
Christopher Wynne Christopher Wynne ... Jack Gibbs
Jan McGill Jan McGill ... Jen Hopkins
Vicki Wauchope Vicki Wauchope ... Penny Hopkins
Melinda Lynch Melinda Lynch ... Sarah Smith
John Petievich John Petievich ... Deputy
Dennis Stewart ... Lawrence 'Birdman' Henderson
Randy Pelish Randy Pelish ... Employee
Annie McEnroe ... Amy Cranfield
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Storyline

Lloyd Hopkins, a hard-boiled American police detective is on the trail of a mass murderer who is victimizing women in Los Angeles. The pursuit leads him through a world that has become his own natural habitat - a nasty world of crime, drugs, prostitution and male hustlers where "innocence kills" and continued exposure corrupts. Paradoxically, it's also a world of love, secret admirers, romantic feminist poets and modern chivalry. And for the viewer, it's the background for an exciting, suspense movie. Written by Dave Cook <cookd@mcmail.cis.mcmaster.ca>

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A killer on the loose. A cop on the edge. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood on the Moon See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,984,315

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,984,315
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At one point in the movie Lloyd (James Woods) rings a doorbell to an apartment building. One of the names of the residents is Gene Rudolf, which is the name of this film's production designer. See more »

Goofs

When Detective Hopkins is looking over the newspaper classifieds in the victim's apartment (around the ninth minute) the first advert circled in red is the last column of the newspaper, the second advert circled in red in the second newspaper is in the second last column to the right. In the very next scene however the circled advert is again in the last column of the newspaper even though the detective was clearly seen placing the first newspaper on the desk. See more »

Quotes

Lloyd Hopkins: Innocence kills, Jen! Believe me, it kills! I see it every fucking day of my life!
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Better than it first looks.
5 March 2005 | by terryffoulkesSee all my reviews

There are times that this feels like a TV Movie. In fact, if it were not for the presence of James Woods that is all this would be, a good TV movie. As it is, Woods acts his socks off without overdoing it. He manages to pull this up to a much higher standard, very watchable stuff, in fact. There is nothing really ground shaking in the script and, to be truthful, it kind of gets a bit lost at a couple of points. Like others have pointed out, the dark twisted aspect of the original book do not quite come across to the screen, but nevertheless is a very passable transition. In summary, not one to watch for your main film on a Saturday night, but certainly worth a look on any other night.


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