Trivia / Maniac Cop

  • Actor Allusion: This isn't the first time Tom Atkins' or Richard Roundtree have played cops.
  • California Doubling: Aside from the opening sequence, climax, and odd establishing shots, the film was mostly filmed in Los Angeles.
  • The Cameo:
    • William Lustig's uncle Jake LaMotta (yes, THAT Jake LaMotta) appears as a detective.
    • Lustig himself reprises his role as a sleazy motel manager from Maniac!.
    • Lustig's daughter is the woman killed in the opening.
  • Cast the Expert:
    • Actor Robert Z'Dar was employed as Chicago Police officer, among other professions (including singer in a punk rock band and Chippendales dancer).
    • The coroner was played by Lustig's real-life doctor Barry Brenner.
  • What Could Have Been: Plans for a fourth film, which would've involved Cordell's spirit possessing a rookie cop assigned his old badge number, were apparently bounced around.


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