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Cop
Directed by James B. Harris
Produced by James B. Harris
James Woods
Written by James Ellroy (novel)
James B. Harris (screenplay)
Starring James Woods
Lesley Ann Warren
Charles Durning
Charles Haid
Raymond J. Barry
Music by Michel Colombier
Cinematography Steve Dubin
Editing by Anthony Spano
Release date(s) January 8,[1] 1988 (U.S. release)
Running time 110 min.
Language English

Cop is a 1988 film starring James Woods and Lesley Ann Warren. It is based on the book Blood on the Moon by James Ellroy. The screenplay was written by James B. Harris, who also directs. Harris and Woods co-produced the film.

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Plot synopsis

After killing a witness, disturbed LAPD detective Lloyd Hopkins (James Woods) is suspended by his superiors. However, he becomes increasingly convinced that a series of murders he's recently been working on have some sort of connection, and, alone and unarmed, goes on the trail of a serial killer. Over the course of the investigation he crosses swords with a feminist bookshop manager (Lesley Ann Warren), whose old high school yearbook may hold a vital clue to the mystery.

Reception

The film was reasonably well received by critics, in spite of some controversy regarding its violence and perceived racism and misogyny. James Ellroy himself was disgusted by the final product and refused to have anything to do with it.

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