Cop Land

Cop Land

James Mangold (1997)

110min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This police drama was a real change of pace for Sylvester Stallone, who appears here in a touching role as an out-of-shape New Jersey sheriff with a hearing disability and zero self-esteem who patrols a community made up of New York City cops. Stallone gives his all (including a dramatic weight gain for the role) as his character uncovers corruption among his major league police friends, and is easily the match of a terrific cast that includes Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel and a really nasty Ray Liotta. Writer/director James Mangold's urban western succumbs to a few clumsy contrivances, but the quality of the acting, the evocative score (by Howard Shore) and the film's riveting climax are recommendation enough.

Summary

A naive, half-deaf man who longed to be a police officer instead becomes the sheriff of a small town that has become a safe community for New York cops. His hero worship of the locals is challenged when he discovers evidence of corruption, and is forced to choose between betraying his idols and upholding the law. Thriller, starring Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro.

Cast & Crew

Sheriff Freddy Heflin Sylvester Stallone
Moe Tilden Robert De Niro
Ray Donlan Harvey Keitel
Gary Figgis Ray Liotta
Joey Randone Peter Berg
Deputy Cindy Betts Janeane Garofalo
Jack Rucker Robert Patrick
Murray Babitch Michael Rapaport
Liz Randone Annabella Sciorra
Deputy Bill Gelster Noah Emmerich
Rose Donlan Cathy Moriarty
Joe Crasky John Spencer
PDA President Lassaro Frank Vincent
Frank Lagonda Arthur Nascarella
Berta Edie Falco
Hector - Medic Paul Calderon
Lassaro's aide John Doman
Delores Deborah Harry
Officer B Robert Burke
Shondel Method Man
Toy Torillo Tony Sirico
Director James Mangold
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, swearing, brief nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama