One Good Cop

Synopsis: When NYPD detective Artie Lewis' colleague and friend is shot in a police operation, he and his wife Rita want to adopt his three little children. But they have to realize that their income doesn't suffice for the required larger home. So Artie decides to take the money from the drug-dealing mobster Benjamino.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Heywood Gould
Production: Hollywood Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

Good morning.

Get out of bed, sleepyhead.

It's 6am in NYC, the place to be.

You're listening to the Big Q,

the place to be

for all the best music in town.

Are you OK?

You're all sweaty.

I just had a hot dream.

- Yeah?

- Yeah.

Starring me?

- Among others.

- You wiseass, Artie.

This girl knows her pressure points.

Yeah. All of 'em.


I can't do this. I have to go to work.

Stevie's waiting for me. OK?

Just wait right here, OK?

And I'll be right back.

- Right back?

- 12 hours.

- Artie.

- I swear I'll be back in 12 hours.

My hero.

Tough day at the office.

What happened to Stevie?

You're a better kisser than Stevie.

- Daddy wins again!

- Daddy wins again! Yeah!

- Don't you ever sleep, Daddy?

- Policemen never sleep.

- Especially when people need breakfast.

- I need waffles, Daddy.

And I need a bagel with raisins on it.

And a flat egg.

Let me ask you something.

Am I a father or am I a short-order man?

A short-order man!

You bunch of wise guys!

You know what we do with wise guys?

- What?

- We take them to the police station

and we give them the huggy torture!

Hey, girls.

I think I pulled a muscle

in my leg this morning.

- You should smoke one of these.

- Why?

Well, I haven't got a pulled muscle.

What did the doc say?

She's still got to have

two insulin shots a day.

- She can still lead a normal life, though?

- Yeah.

- She's just scared of the needles.

- Yeah.

She's a kid. She's a baby.

- I'm scared of the needles.

- Yeah.

- She's such a cute little one.

- She's beautiful.

- Who gives her the shots? You?

- Yeah. She's too young.

Detective Lewis, 27th squad.

How you doing?

How you doing?

He don't know nothing about them dope

dealers. He was home with me all night.

That's all right. No problem.

We're looking for help.

Four guys were shot here last night.

Those boys want to make a quick buck.

Death is the dues and they know it.

Why don't you take care of those people

who are terrorised every day?

We're trying, sir.

You cops are getting rich off that sh*t.

Who are you fooling?

You hear anything, you give us a call.

Yeah. Sure.

- Think we're gonna hear from them?

- No. I don't think so.

Let's get out of here, babe.

You know what you need to do?

You need to start going out more.

Artie, will you stop with that?

- I'm just saying, you know.

- I don't have time to date.

Sh*t, the lights are off.

- Step into my office.

- All right.

Just be cool, all right? Just chill, man.

Get over there!

All right.

Man, get your ass up against the wall.

This ain't no landlord. He's a cop!

So what, man? Cops got money too.

You better cool it before it's too late.

So you promise

you won't bust us if we let you go?

We gonna play this sh*t out.

- Take him to the basement.

- Yeah.

Check it out. I got a stack on my ankle.

Private money. Take it.

I don't know nothing.

Go on, do it, man.

Look at you now, cop.

F***ing cops!

I got their asses right here.

Come here! I got you now!

Get outta here!

Thanks, man.

Are we alive, partner?

We're alive. We're alive.

They're jumping cops down there.

What's this world coming to?

Felix, do we look like landlords to you?

To a dude with lightning in his eyeballs,

you look like money.

These dudes are ice climbers.

It's all about the 12 hours of power.

It's crazy.

- What's happening?

- Fisticuffs at your age?

I know.

Tell me if my back fillings are in there.

Quinn at 11 o'clock, fellas.

You all right?

Well, a little winded, boss.

You want us to write this up

as drug-related?

Why? No drugs found,

no proof of drug involvement.

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Heywood Gould

Heywood Gould is an American screenwriter, journalist, novelist and film director. He has penned screenplays for such films as Rolling Thunder, The Boys from Brazil, Fort Apache the Bronx, Streets of Gold, Cocktail and directed such films as One Good Cop, Trial by Jury, Mistrial and Double Bang. more…

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