History Film / ManiacCop

23rd May '16 8:55:30 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* BungledSuicide: [[spoiler:Cordell's girlfriend attempted to kill herself when he is sent to prison. She failed, and now she wears legbraces because of it.]]

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* BungledSuicide: [[spoiler:Cordell's girlfriend attempted to kill herself when he is was sent to prison. She failed, and now she wears legbraces because of it.]]
25th Apr '16 12:13:47 AM CornwindEvilman
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* ImprobableAimingSkills: For being a brain damaged walking corpse, Cordell is a crack shot on the few occasions he uses his revolver, getting six for six headshots at the start of his police station massacre (before he switches to a bigger gun and [[MoreDakka another trope]] kicks in) and throwing his first victim in the third film high into the air and plugging him repeatedly before he hits the ground.
24th Apr '16 3:35:15 AM CornwindEvilman
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Only couple of scenes were actually shot in New York in the first film.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Only a couple of scenes were actually shot in New York in the first film.



* DetectiveMole: [[spoiler:Sally Noland, who Cordell's girlfriend before he was arrested, feeds him information from the inside.]]

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* DetectiveMole: [[spoiler:Sally Noland, who was Cordell's girlfriend before he was arrested, feeds him information from the inside.]]



* DirtyHarriet: Theresa Mallory, Officer Forrest's girlfriend, works for vice squad, and she is seen working undercover as a prostitute before Cordell attacks her.

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* DirtyHarriet: Theresa Mallory, Officer Forrest's girlfriend, works for vice squad, Vice Squad, and she is seen working undercover as a prostitute before Cordell attacks her.



* ImmuneToBullets; Cordell is unfazed by [=McRae=] and Mallory shooting him repeatedly in the chest. The earlier films tried to explain this by claiming that Cordell was effectively bulletproof after getting attacked in prison, which left him impervious to pain ([[SarcasmMode because, obviously, several bullets to the heart and lungs is only fatal because it hurts so darn much]]). In the later movies, he's explicitly [[TheUndead undead]], doing away with the need for any other type of HandWave.

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* ImmuneToBullets; Cordell is unfazed by [=McRae=] and Mallory shooting him repeatedly in the chest. The earlier films first film tried to explain this by claiming that Cordell was effectively bulletproof after getting attacked in prison, which left him impervious to pain ([[SarcasmMode because, obviously, several bullets to the heart and lungs is only fatal because it hurts so darn much]]). In the later movies, he's explicitly [[TheUndead undead]], doing away with the need for any other type of HandWave.HandWave.
** In the original script, Cordell was explicitly undead in the first film as well (it was noted that his wounds didn't bleed). This was altered in the finished product, but remnants of it, such as his unnaturally cold hands and his MadeOfIron status, clearly remain.



* {{Leitmotif}}: Cordell has a distinctive two-note song, which expands into a full theme when we get to learn his backstory.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: Cordell has a distinctive two-note whistling song, which expands into a full theme when we get to learn his backstory.



* OminousMusicBoxTune: Basis of Cordell's flashback theme.
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* ReCut: Some releases of the film include additional scenes involving the corrupt mayor, which were added to beef up the running time for television airings.

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* OminousMusicBoxTune: Basis The basis of Cordell's flashback theme.
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* ReCut: Some releases of the film include additional scenes involving the corrupt mayor, [[spoiler:including a scene at the very end where Cordell gets him]] which were added to beef up the running time for television airings.



* SwordCane: Cordell's weapon of choice is blade hidden in a billy club.

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* SwordCane: Cordell's weapon of choice is a blade hidden in a billy club.



* YourCheatingHeart: Forrest's wife thinks that his longnight shifts are cover for the fact that he is the maniac cop, but following him one night reveals that he insteads cheats on her with Officer Mallory. She dies soon after makng this discovery.

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** He also [[spoiler: screams at the very end of the first film when he's impaled by a suspended pipe]]. Though considering how much this clashes with the rest of the film, it might count as {{Discontinuity}}.
* YourCheatingHeart: Forrest's wife thinks that his longnight long night shifts are cover for the fact that he is the maniac Maniac cop, but following him one night reveals that he insteads cheats is instead cheating on her with Officer Mallory. She dies soon after makng making this discovery.
1st Dec '15 7:00:24 PM Luigifan
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* DetectiveMole: [[spoiler:Sally Noland, who Cordell's girlfriend before he was arrested, feeds him in formation from the inside.]]

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* DetectiveMole: [[spoiler:Sally Noland, who Cordell's girlfriend before he was arrested, feeds him in formation information from the inside.]]



* DirtyHarriet: Theresa Mallory, Officer Forrest's girlfriend, works for vice squad and she is seen working undercover as a prostitute befor Cordell attacks her.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: Mallory describes Cordell's hands to be as cold as corpse's after she is almost strangled by them.

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* DirtyHarriet: Theresa Mallory, Officer Forrest's girlfriend, works for vice squad squad, and she is seen working undercover as a prostitute befor before Cordell attacks her.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: Mallory describes Cordell's hands to be as cold as a corpse's after she is almost strangled by them.



* FullFrontalAssault: Cordell's flashback in shows him being shanked by Sing Sing inmates in the shower.
* GlasgowGrin: One of the many scars that Cordell received from his prison stay was a slash on thr right corner of his mouth.

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* FullFrontalAssault: Cordell's flashback in shows him being shanked by Sing Sing inmates in the shower.
* GlasgowGrin: One of the many scars that Cordell received from his prison stay was a slash on thr the right corner of his mouth.



* HeKnowsTooMuch: Cordell was a hero on all accounts, but his arrest was arranged by corrupt politicians for accidentally getting too close to certain organized criminal members , who had dealings with them.

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: Cordell was a hero on all accounts, but his arrest was arranged by corrupt politicians for accidentally getting too close to certain organized criminal members , members, who had dealings with them.



* ImmuneToBullets; Cordell is unfazed by [=McRae=] and Mallory shooting him repeatedly in the chest. The earlier films tried to explain this by claiming that Cordell was effectively bulletproof after getting attacked in prison, which left him impervious to pain ([[SarcasmMode because, obviously, several bullets to the heart and lungs is only fatal because it hurts so darn much]]). In the later movies he's explicitly undead, doing away with the need for any other type of HandWave.

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* ImmuneToBullets; Cordell is unfazed by [=McRae=] and Mallory shooting him repeatedly in the chest. The earlier films tried to explain this by claiming that Cordell was effectively bulletproof after getting attacked in prison, which left him impervious to pain ([[SarcasmMode because, obviously, several bullets to the heart and lungs is only fatal because it hurts so darn much]]). In the later movies movies, he's explicitly undead, [[TheUndead undead]], doing away with the need for any other type of HandWave.



* NoPeripheralVision: Detective Mallory leaves an interrogation room and talks to the man overseeing it, only to find him to be a corpse. Then Forrest exits the room and the camera pans to the left, revealing an another corpse that should have been in the field of her vision.

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* NoPeripheralVision: Detective Mallory leaves an interrogation room and talks to the man overseeing it, only to find him to be a corpse. Then Forrest exits the room and the camera pans to the left, revealing an another corpse that should have been in the field of her vision.



* YourCheatingHeart: Forrest's wife thinks that his longnight shifts are cover for the fact that he is the maniac cop, but following him one night reveals that he insteads cheats her with Officer Mallory. She dies soon after makng this discovery.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Forrest's wife thinks that his longnight shifts are cover for the fact that he is the maniac cop, but following him one night reveals that he insteads cheats on her with Officer Mallory. She dies soon after makng this discovery.
16th Nov '15 9:56:15 AM erforce
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* BungledSuicide: [[spoiler:Cordell's girlfriend attempted to kill herself this when he is sent to prison. She failed, and now wears a legbrace because of it.]]

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* BungledSuicide: [[spoiler:Cordell's girlfriend attempted to kill herself this when he is sent to prison. She failed, and now she wears a legbrace legbraces because of it.]]



* DecoyProtagonist: Frank McRae is the protagonist for most of the film before being murdered by Cordell towards the end of the movie.

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* DecoyProtagonist: Frank McRae [=McRae=] is the protagonist for most of the film before being murdered by Cordell towards the end of the movie.
16th Nov '15 7:33:28 AM erforce
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* BungledSuicide: [[spoiler:Cordell's girlfriend attempt this when he is sent to prison.]]

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* BungledSuicide: [[spoiler:Cordell's girlfriend attempt attempted to kill herself this when he is sent to prison.prison. She failed, and now wears a legbrace because of it.]]
7th Oct '15 10:19:36 AM Soldancer
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A 1988 horror horror movie, directed by William Lustig and produced by Creator/LarryCohen.

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A 1988 horror horror movie, directed by William Lustig and produced by Creator/LarryCohen.
29th Sep '15 12:28:35 PM Black_Diesel
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[[caption-width-right:225:[[JustForPun The wrong arm of the law]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:225:[[JustForPun [[caption-width-right:337:[[JustForPun The wrong arm of the law]]]]
29th Sep '15 12:28:21 PM Black_Diesel
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12th Jun '15 9:31:13 PM DanielBenner8891
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