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Maniac Cop (1988)

A killer dressed in a police uniform begins murdering innocent people on the streets of New York City.

Director:

William Lustig

Writer:

Larry Cohen

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Atkins ... Frank McCrae
Bruce Campbell ... Jack Forrest
Laurene Landon ... Theresa Mallory
Richard Roundtree ... Commissioner Pike
William Smith ... Captain Ripley
Robert Z'Dar ... Matt Cordell
Sheree North ... Sally Noland
Nina Arvesen ... Regina Sheperd (as Nina Aversen)
Nick Barbaro Nick Barbaro ... Councilman
Lou Bonacki ... Detective Lovejoy
Barry Brenner ... Coroner
Victoria Catlin ... Ellen Forrest
James Dixon ... Clancy (as Jim Dixon)
Corey Michael Eubanks ... Bremmer (as Corey Eubanks)
Jill Gatsby ... Cassie Philips
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Storyline

Innocent people are being brutally murdered on the streets of New York City by a uniformed police officer. As the death toll rises and City Hall attempts a cover-up, Frank McCrae heads the investigation. A young cop, Jack Forrest, finds himself under arrest as the chief suspect, having been the victim of a set-up by the real killer and a mysterious woman phone-caller. Forrest, his girlfriend Theresa, and McCrae set out to solve the puzzle before the Maniac Cop can strike again. Written by Mr_John_Barrymore

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Taglines:

You have the right to remain silent. Forever. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Din iad See more »

Filming Locations:

Culver City, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$671,382

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$671,382
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Three cameras were used to shoot the St. Patrick's Day parade before the production began. Sam Raimi shot some of this footage, which was shown to investors to secure the money to "complete" the film. See more »

Goofs

It is explained that the severe beating/stabbing Cordell received while in prison caused him to lose "all higher brain function(s)". How does this make him impervious to gunshots and other injuries? This might make him unable to feel pain, but any injuries should eventually take their toll. See more »

Quotes

Frank McCrae: Gina this isn't about romance. It's about murder.
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Alternate Versions

Canadian DVD by Legacy Entertainment is 88 minutes See more »

Connections

Followed by Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Hello Heartbreak
Composed by Michael Shanklin and Tamila Jensen
Vocals by David Carradine
© 1984 Silver Feather Music Publishing
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
He'll kill again... he enjoys killing
3 May 2009 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

I saw the two sequels before I saw this and I am glad to finally see the one that started it all.

Robert Z'Dar is the Maniac Cop in all three, and he really has a creepy presence that will strike fear into anyone coming up against him.

Bruce Campbell and Laurene Landon play lovers that try to find out what was going on and catch the killer while being blamed for all the deaths themselves.

Richard Roundtree and Tom Atkins added to the excitement, but seeing Sheree North, who has been in so many TV shows and movies, was a treat.

It's mindless entertainment and just a lot of fun.


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