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Film / Maniac Cop 2

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The first sequel to Maniac Cop, released 1990.

After Matthew Cordell ties up some loose ends, he teams up with serial killer Steven Turkell to cause even more chaos in the good ol' NY. However, Detective McKinney (Robert Davi) is on the case.

This film has examples of:

  • Affably Evil: Turkell is a stereotypical Ax-Crazy Serial Killer, but he a jovial, wild, Large Ham party-man who engages in a Villainous Friendship with Cordell until the climax. But then, he's only ever this when it suits him.
  • Black Dude Dies First: The first casualty is a Hispanic grocery clerk.
  • Blind Black Guy: Harry; the newsstand owner whom Forrest apparently frequents to get his news.
  • Canon Welding: Averted. William Lustig originally wanted to cast Joe Spinell, who played the Serial Killer Frank Zito in Maniac! (1980) (in addition to writing), as the villain and make this a sequel to that in addition to the first Maniac Cop, but Spinell died in a bathtub accident before he could start production.
  • Chainsaw Good: Detective Mallory tries to defend herself from Cordell with a chainsaw. He simply grabs the chain, stopping the tool from working.
  • Clear Their Name: McKinney coerces Comissioner Doyle to reopen the case of Cordell's supposed police brutality, and forces him to confess his part in it. After telling this to Cordell, McKinney manages to stop his and Turkell's jailbreak plan at the last minute.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Forrest and his girlfriend Mallory from the last film die before the halfway point is reached, leaving the film for McKinney and Rikey.
  • Destination Defenestration:
    • Mallory is thrown through a window.
    • Tom O'Henton is thrown through about twelve windows.
  • Disposable Sex Worker: Turkell's victims in the second movie are all strippers.
  • Down in the Dumps: The film's opening credits take place on a junkyard section that is conveniently filled with old police cars.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Implied. While Cordell and co. are on their way to Sing Sing, convicted criminal Blum tries to make moves on kidnapped Officer Riley but leaves her alone when Cordell gestures to him menacingly.
  • Evil Is Deathly Cold: Cordell's hands are described to be as cold as corpse's even before he became undead.
  • Evil Plan: Cordell and his partner-in-mayhem Turkell hatch a plan to break out Sing Sing's deathrow inmates to cause more mayhem.
  • Hand Cannon: Detective Mc Kinney's Colt Python 357 Magnum with a six inch barrel.
  • Horror Doesn't Settle for Simple Tuesday: The events of the movie take place during Christmastime.
  • Infernal Retaliation: The criminals who originally mutilated/attempted to murder Cordell set him on fire with a molotov cocktail when he corners them at the end of the film. All this does, as per the description of Man on Fire below, is make it so that Cordell sets them on fire as well as he grabs and kills them.
  • Immune to Bullets: Riley witnesses Mallory unloading her gun into Cordell before he throws her through a window.
  • Made of Explodium: After Cordell and Turkell crash through a wall and fall into the prison bus below, the vehicle explodes.
  • More Dakka: A scene has Cordell sneak into the police station, shoot everyone in the target range and afterward abandon his gun for a much, much bigger Calico M950 before going upstairs into the offices and shooting everyone, crashing through several walls (both solid and glass) in the process.
  • Ms. Fanservice: many beautiful nude dancers at the strip club (and the morgue!).
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  • Odd Friendship: Subverted. Turkell thinks he has this with Cordell, and while Matt tolerates him more than anyone else, it's made clear he never saw Turkell as a friend.
  • Outside Ride: Cordell forces Riley into one by cuffing her into a wheel of a car and setting it to go downhill.
  • Previously on…: The film opens up with footage of Cordell's attempted escape at the end of the previous film.
  • Rasputinian Death: Tom O'Henton is throttled by Cordell before being throne through multiple glass walls.
  • Red Shirt: Tom O'Henton gets very little characterization and is essentially a Satellite Character for Commissioner Doyle.
  • Serial Killer: Turkell is a serial killer who believes that he's on a mission to kill strippers.
  • Soft Glass: As Cordell shoots his way through a police station, he has no problem about walking through sheets of glass.
  • Shout-Out: The opening scene is one to the Action Prologue of Cobra.
  • Stalker Shrine: Turkell has one for his past victims. They're "his girls now".
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted, as one of the main characters (Riley) is a police therapist.
  • Theme Tune Rap: One plays over the credits.
  • Villain of Another Story: Turkell had been a lone serial killer terrorizing New York before teaming up with Cordell. Blum was also just another criminal jailed for a past crime before teaming up with Turkell and Cordell at the climax.
  • Villainous BSoD: Blum, who is used by Turkell and Cordell to infiltrate Sing Sing's death row, gets one when the plan fail and he realizes that he has come to stay.