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One Good Cop

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One Good Cop

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
114 minutes
performer:
Michael Keaton, Rene Russo, Kevin Conway, Anthony LaPaglia
director:
Heywood Gould
Producers:
Hollywood Pictures
distributor:
Buena Vista Pictures
author:
Heywood Gould
genre:
Drama, ActionAdventure, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C-

They weren’t kidding with that title. When his partner is killed by a crack-crazed gunman, a Bronx detective (Michael Keaton) and his wife (Rene Russo), who can’t have kids of their own, inherit three little orphaned girls. Of course one of them has to be diabetic. And to finance a house for all of them, Keaton steals a stash of cash from a drug kingpin and risks life, limb, and his job at the precinct.

One Good Cop was written and directed by rookie Heywood Gould with a stunning eye and ear for banality. ”It’s a funny world, Artie,” the partner (Anthony LaPaglia) is moved to tell Keaton, and all one can reply is ”Not nearly funny enough.” C-

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