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Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1993)

R | | Action, Horror | 7 July 1993 (USA)
A female cop is gunned down and wrongly accused of using excessive force in a hostage rescue attempt. Maniac cop returns from the dead once more to seek revenge, destroying everthing and ... See full summary »

Director:

William Lustig

Writers:

Larry Cohen (characters), Larry Cohen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Davi ... Det. Sean McKinney
Robert Z'Dar ... Matt Cordell
Caitlin Dulany ... Dr. Susan Fowler
Gretchen Becker ... Katie Sullivan
Paul Gleason ... Hank Cooney
Jackie Earle Haley ... Frank Jessup
Julius Harris ... Houngan
Grand L. Bush ... Willie (as Grand Bush)
Doug Savant ... Dr. Peter Myerson
Robert Forster ... Dr. Powell
Bobby Di Cicco ... Bishop
Frank Pesce ... Tribble
Lou Diaz Lou Diaz ... Leon
Brenda Varda ... Lindsey
Vanessa Marquez ... Terry
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Storyline

A female cop is gunned down and wrongly accused of using excessive force in a hostage rescue attempt. Maniac cop returns from the dead once more to seek revenge, destroying everthing and anyone that stands in his way. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They thought the terror had been terminated...but they were wrong! See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, and for language and some drug content (edited for re-rating) | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

MC3: Maniac Cop 3 See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film had a troubled production. When director William Lustig's rough cut came in at only 51 minutes, he refused to shoot the additional scenes the producers wanted and quit the project; the balance of the picture was directed by co-producer Joel Soisson. Prior to Blue Underground's DVD and Blu-ray release of the movie in 2013, Lustig was the film's credited director. However, the Blue Underground version is credited to the Director's Guild of America pseudonym Alan Smithee. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie with Maniac Cop chasing after the detective in a police car while being set on fire, you can see the safety goggles under his mask in several of the changing shots in this stunt scene. See more »

Quotes

Det. Sean McKinney: [sighs] What's the prognosis?
Dr. Peter Myerson: [smiles] Stick 'er in a rock garden!
Det. Sean McKinney: I don't like your sense of humor.
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Alternate Versions

Some extreme violent acts were cut from the original NC-17 version so film could receive an R rating. See more »

Connections

References The Lone Ranger (1949) See more »

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This one was a bit of a letdown!
1 November 2007 | by GOWBTWSee all my reviews

Out of all the "Maniac Cop" series, this one was a letdown. However, out of due respect, I've always liked the character no matter what. This time, he tends to a policewoman who was gunned down during a stand-off. And Matt Cordell(Robert D'Zar) is enforced to "protect and serve". Since none of the other officers would help her, Det. Sean Kenny(Robert Davi) and Cordell are on the same page. Cordell takes on the usual trash crooked cops to be exact. I liked the part where he puts on guy under several exposures of X-rays. Then there's the scene where Kenny tells Cordell that she's been cleared of all wrongdoing. Somehow, underneath his hulking and ravaged exterior belies a interior that's anything but supernatural, it's human. Both went with the explosion, and covered in white. To me, it goes to show that love never dies, especially when Cordell touches the dead woman's hand from the sheets. I mean good grief, let her be. This version got a little sappy, yet will he continue the fight against crime, or will he settle down? This one got me baffled! 2 out of 5 stars!


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