• Cop Land (1997)

Cop Land

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: May 20th, 1998

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

When hotheaded Superboy (Michael Rapaport) accidentally gets involved in an ugly racially-motivated incident, his uncle Ray Donlan (Harvey Keitel), a corrupt New York City cop, attempts to sweep it under the rug by helping fake his nephew's death. The bungled cover-up leads to investigations by idealistic Internal Affairs officer Moe Tilden (Robert De Niro) and Freddy Heflin (Sylvester Stallone), sheriff of the suburban New Jersey town where Donlan and his fellow crooked policemen live.

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Peter Berg, Janeane Garofalo, Robert Patrick, Michael Rapaport

Director: James Mangold

Genres: Thriller , Crime drama

Production Co: Miramax Films, Woods Entertainment

Keywords: 1980s, Police officer, New York City, Suspenseful, Pursuit, Police station, Dark, Mystery, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    James Mangold follows up the promise of his excellent "Heavy" with this smartly written, superbly acted melodrama. show more

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Branching out in a bold new direction, Stallone is quietly devastating. James Mangold has directed Cop Land from his own ardent, audacious script, and despite some draggy, overdeliberate moments, it's the strongest piece of material to come Stallone's way since he invented himself as Rocky 21 years ago. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Cop Land isn't a perfect piece, but it's sober, wise and adult. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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