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To Protect and Serve (1992)

A team of corrupt L.A. cops who thrive on brutality and extortion is being murdered one by one. Two young cops, Egan and McAllister, are put on the case. As the body count rises, evidence points to Egan as the suspect.

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Eric Weston

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Darren Dalton, Freeman King (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
C. Thomas Howell ... Egan
Lezlie Deane ... Harriet
Richard Romanus ... Captain Malouf
Joe Cortese ... Kazinski (as Joseph Cortese)
Steven M. Gagnon ... Lieutenant Burton
Jessie Lawrence Ferguson ... Becker
Rudy Ramos ... Aguilar
James Andronica James Andronica ... Garver
Tim Colceri ... Franklin
Darren Dalton ... Hall
Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter ... Teddy B.
Freeman King Freeman King ... Ridley
Cassandra Colon Cassandra Colon ... Damato
Thomas F. Duffy ... Stewart
Zoe Trilling ... Beverly Benson
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A team of corrupt L.A. cops who thrive on brutality and extortion is being murdered one by one. Two young cops, Egan and McAllister, are put on the case. As the body count rises, evidence points to Egan as the suspect.

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The theme of certain members of those in law enforcement being murdered one by one was later featured in the 2014 motion picture "Sabotage", itself loosely based on Agatha Christie's classic novel "And Then There Were None". See more »

Quotes

Becker: [on his corrupt colleagues he worked alongside] Some of them were those who took the law into their owns hands... others were just crooks with badges
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Midnight
Words & Music by Jerry Deaton & Phil Naro
Produced by Jerry Deaton
Back Deat Publishing (ASCAP)
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The Mission, Kill Crooked Cops
17 February 2008 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

To Protect And Serve is the motto of Police Departments across the USA and in this case the title of a film starring C. Thomas Howell who finds himself among a lot of crooked cops. True to the blue wall of silence, Tom backs up this crew when they beat a suspect to death in their custody. He becomes part of the crew and earns their trust.

Months later somebody on a mission is doing a very nice job of killing all of this bunch who had a hand in the beating. Are they going to get to Tom next? Will his new partner and former lover, Lezlie Deane, get in the way when it all hits the fan?

This was one of those straight to video film releases that film distributors decided at the last minute wasn't marketable for the big screen. That's a pity because this film did have the potentiality to be something better. Even with all the holes in the plot, if someone like Clint Eastwood had starred, it would have gone to the big screen.

C. Thomas Howell is also listed as an associate producer. Had I been Tom I'd have paid more attention to the script because Tom does give a good performance. Standing out in the supporting cast is Zoe Trilling as a working girl who is a potential witness to the cop serial killer.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oi prostates tou nomou See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Apsicon Productions See more »
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