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Rent-a-Cop (1987)

When call-girl Della gets caught in the middle of a drug bust at a hotel where she was meeting a trick, she is held hostage by a robber that busted in on the drug agents and the drug ... See full summary »

Director:

Jerry London
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Tony Church
Liza Minnelli ... Della Roberts
James Remar ... Dancer
Richard Masur ... Roger
Dionne Warwick ... Beth
Bernie Casey ... Lemar
Robby Benson ... Pitts
John Stanton ... Alexander
John P. Ryan ... Wieser
Larry Dolgin Larry Dolgin ... Capt. James
Roslyn Alexander Roslyn Alexander ... Miss Barley
Cyrus Elias Cyrus Elias ... Victor
JoBe Cerny JoBe Cerny ... Hotel Clerk No. 1
Joe Greco Joe Greco ... Hotel Clerk No. 2
Ned Schmidtke ... Lindy
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Storyline

When call-girl Della gets caught in the middle of a drug bust at a hotel where she was meeting a trick, she is held hostage by a robber that busted in on the drug agents and the drug dealers. She gets rescued by vice cop Church who is accused of staging the aborted bust. Ex-ballplayer turned drug dealer Roger is in tight with corrupt vice cops and their superiors And the fireworks start popping. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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There's a killer on the loose and the lady is the target See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

Variety once described this movie as "as a sort of follow-up to Burt Reynolds' Sharky's Machine (1981), with him working again with fellow cop Bernie Casey on a big drug bust" during the opening sequence. See more »

Quotes

Della Roberts: I bet you had a lot of dates with a lot of... different girls... when you were young.
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Night Stick
Performed by Linda Lawley
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I really like it
17 October 2006 | by heldalSee all my reviews

I love the music score, the relaxed jokes and the expected turns in the story. I have no idea how it did in 1987, but it is among my favorite cop comedies from the period. A little rip of off Beverly Hills Cop but I'm able to forgive them. It is among those I go back to watch again when I have forgotten it.

The worst thing about it is the villains. None of them go down in history. No special features to mention on the DVD I got, which is crappy. However, I believe they could have created a lasting DVD audience if they had invested a little in the extra quality features.

You can probably drop buying it if you're not likely to enjoy the genre, Minelli or Reynolds. If you can rent/borrow it cheap and are able to enjoy simple action/comedy from the eighties then pop the corn, relax and enjoy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rent-a-Cop See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$295,000, 17 January 1988

Gross USA:

$295,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$295,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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