Maniac Cop

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror
Director(s): William Lustig
Production: Trans World Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min

Come on, Cassey, another

straight after hours.

You've been on your feet

whole day!

No, thanks Joey.

I've got a day job too.

-Are you sure I can't give you a lift?

-I'd rather face the muggers.

Come on! Gimme your

money! Sweetheart!

I worked whole for these tips,

and I don't leave it.





Officer! Thank God its you!

Two puerto rican guys...

just trying to mug me....

I swear to god!

It was a cop with a knife.

It was a cop, a big cop.

I hate the smell

of these places.

Good morning.


Well, We have a C-2...

C-3 fracture dislocation...

The head was unstable and there

was a desolvation injury...

The residual hanging...

...where the head just "popped"

That's not what is interesting.

What's interesting is we

also have a crushed larynx.

The head's just flopping.

You're tryin' to tell

me two kids did this?

I just got a statement from an eyewitness

said he saw the kids attack her.

Can't you cover her face?

Her name's

Cassey Philips

I used to go in her place for a nightcap.

She always have latest jokes,

nice sense of humor.

I always told her she ought to...

... audition for one of those comedy joints.

All the more reason I was thinking

was these bastards put away.

Don't pass out on me Lovejoy.

Take a look at the size...

of those hematomas.

You think I don't want those two

kids could have done that?

Sh*t, you really think that

a cop did this?

Why not? She knew me,

she knew a lot of cops.

What's the use? Let's go.

I think I need some fresh air.

You must've been so

afraid Cassey...

... And you saw a cop.

So we just about closed that club. .

You're not kidding.

Sam, wath the lights!

What's the matter with this thing?

Its quite broken or something.


What's the hurry?

Oh, sh*t, its a cop. Ditch that beer.

- Where did he come from?

- I don't know, I don't know.

Alright, what seems to be

the trouble, officer?

Oh no, I think he wants you

to go with him!

What for?

I don't know. You just better

cooperate, alright?

I can't stand any more tickets.

My insurance will go up.


Commissioner. Detective Lt.

Mc Crae is here to see you.

Send him in.

Have a seat, Lieutenant.

Lieutenant, I've been going

over your report.

Seems you automatically assume ,

that it was a police officer,

instead of some ...

lunatic son of a b*tch dressed

up like a cop.

He didn't kill the girl.

He wanted a witness.

Oh, there you are.

Obviously, someone tried

to discredit the police force.

I mean if its my profile

for not to be a cop.

All the same I think, we have to take a

look at around people.

I'd like to have police psychologist give a

rundown on cops who've been under...

mental disturbance,

attempted suicide,

under extreme emotional stress.

Sure, why don't we just test the

whole damn force while you're at it?

Otherwise, We're looking for a

white man well over six feet tall,

wears a police uniform,

doesn't have an alibi.

I don't know where to start to

look, Commissioner!

Listen, I want you to keep this

within the department. Keep it quiet.

As long as we can...

but he will kill again,

he enjoys killing.

You know Lieutenant, You seem to

know a hell of a lot about this guy.

Tell me something, when was the

last time you had a mental test?

Anytime, Commissioner.

As a matter of fact, didn't you try to

shoot yourself a couple of years back?

The gun went off.

The gun went off.

Exactly, ten days after your

partner was killed in the line of duty ...

your gun just happens to ...

discharge all by itself.

You've been even killed in every

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Larry Cohen

Lawrence G. "Larry" Cohen (born July 15, 1941) is an American film producer, director, and screenwriter. He is best known as a B-Movie auteur of horror and science fiction films – often containing a police procedural element – during the 1970s and 1980s. He has since concentrated mainly on screenwriting including the Joel Schumacher thriller Phone Booth (2002), Cellular (2004) and Captivity (2007). In 2006 Cohen returned to the directing chair for Mick Garris' Masters of Horror TV series (2006); he directed the episode "Pick Me Up". more…

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