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Genre  Action, Comedy, Crime
Music director  Jerry Goldsmith
Language  English
4.2/10 IMDb

Director  Jerry London
Initial DVD release  May 23, 2000
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Country  United States
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Writer  Michael Blodgett, Dennis Shryack
Release date  January 15, 1988 (1988-01-15)
Cast  Burt Reynolds (Tony Church), Liza Minnelli (Della Roberts), James Remar (Dancer), Richard Masur (Roger), Dionne Warwick (Beth), Bernie Casey (Lemar)
Similar movies  Lucky Luke, Giant Killer, Invitation to a Gunfighter, Mac Daddy & the Lovers, Baby Brown, Ombis: Alien Invasion
Tagline  Deadlier than Dirty Harry, faster than Cobra

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Rent-a-Cop is a 1987 American comedy crime film starring Burt Reynolds and Liza Minnelli. Reynolds plays a disgraced police officer, now working as a security guard, who falls in love with Minnelli, who plays a prostitute.

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The film saw both lead actors to be nominated for the 1988 Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Actor and Worst Actress. (These nominations were not solely on the merits of Rent-a-Cop, however; Reynolds and Minnelli were also cited for Switching Channels and Arthur 2: On the Rocks, respectively). Minnelli ended up "winning" the Worst Actress prize.

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The film earned under $300,000 in American ticket sales. Initially released on 26 November 1987 in West Germany, its American premiere came two months later on 15 January 1988. Although set in Chicago, the movie was mostly filmed in Italy.

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Plot

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A drug bust is about to go down and Chicago cop Tony Church is on the case. Things go horribly wrong, though. His fellow officers get slaughtered and Church takes the blame, getting fired from the force.

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Della, a high-priced hooker, happened to be in the hotel at the time and caught a good look at the killer's face. Now she's scared and needs protection. She tracks down Church, who can't find employment other than as a security guard. Della offers him a fee to be her bodyguard until the killer is caught.

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The lunatic everyone's after is called Dancer, partly because he likes to bust a move in front of a mirror whenever he gets the chance. A former police officer, Roger, is around to give Church advice and assistance, at least until it's revealed that Roger is now totally corrupt.

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Church manages to save Della's life, and after quite a bit of bickering, they discover a mutual attraction as well.

Cast

Rent-a-Cop (film)
  • Burt Reynolds as Tony Church
  • Liza Minnelli as Della Roberts
  • James Remar as Dancer
  • Richard Masur as Roger
  • Dionne Warwick as Beth
  • Bernie Casey as Lemar
  • Robby Benson as Pitts
  • John P. Ryan as Wiser
  • John Stanton as Alexander
  • Reception

    The film received negative reviews from critics, having a Rotten Tomatoes score of 18%, with 9 out of 11 professional reviews being negative. Walter Goodman reviewing for The New York Times praised Minnelli's performance, but described the plot as sloppy and the directing as efficient but uninspired. Roger Ebert gave it 2 out of 4 stars, saying "Rent-A-Cop is a collision between a relationship and a cliche, and the cliche wins, but not before the relationship has given us some nice moments".

    References

    Rent-a-Cop (film) Wikipedia
    Rent-A-Cop IMDbRent-A-Cop Rotten TomatoesRent a Cop (film) themoviedb.org


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