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Film / Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence

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The final movie in the Maniac Cop trilogy, released in 1993.

Cordell is resurrected from the dead by a voodoo priest who wants him to work for him. But Cordell has other plans, as he learns about a certain female officer Sullivan who was framed for a crime that she didn't commit. Seeing a kindred spirit in her, Cordell starts killing everyone involved with the case, from the real perpetrator of the crime to the doctors who plan to cut the life-feed from her now-comatose body. After he is done, Cordell wants to make Sullivan his bride. Meanwhile, McKinney tries to put end to the mayhem.


This film has the examples of:

  • Blown Across the Room: Jessup's shotgun usage is an egregious example, as one cop who flies through the sky can attest to.
  • Chase Scene: After Cordell is seemingly vanquished, he returns to chase McKinney and Dr. Fowler in a police car, while still being on fire.
  • Couldn't Find a Lighter: After being unable to find his lighter, McKinney uses Cordell's severed burning arm to lit his.
  • Cowboy Cop: Officer Sullivan, whose trigger-happy tendencies earned her the name "Maniac Kate", after a certain other policeman.
  • Creepy Cathedral: Houngan resides in abandoned church that is connected to the hospital holding Officer Sullivan through underground tunnels.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Cordell ties the guy who ordered the plugs to be pulled off from the comatose Officer Sullivan to the X-Ray machine, and leaves him to die from the overdoseof its rays.
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  • Double Take: The ambulance driver in the climax gives one when he sees burning Cordell driving alongside him. He then promptly jumps out from his vehicle.
  • High-Voltage Death: Cordell kills Dr. Myerson by electroctuing him with a defibrillator.
  • Immediate Sequel: The film starts with the funeral that was held for Cordell at the end of the previous film, and shows Houngan resurrecting him with his voodoo powers.
  • Numbered Sequels: With a subtitle this time.
  • Oddly Named Sequel 2: Electric Boogaloo: Seriously, "Badge of Silence"?
  • Off with His Head!: Some poor schmuck's severed head is used by Houngan in a ritual to resurrect Cordell. As if that wasn't enough, he also stuffed a chicken down the guy's throat.