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One Good Cop (1991)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 May 1991 (USA)
An NYPD Detective (Michael Keaton) and his struggle for justice, while taking care of his late partner's three little girls after he is killed in the line of duty.

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Heywood Gould

Writer:

Heywood Gould
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Keaton ... Artie Lewis
Rene Russo ... Rita Lewis
Anthony LaPaglia ... Stevie Diroma
Kevin Conway ... Lieutenant Danny Quinn
Rachel Ticotin ... Grace
Tony Plana ... Beniamino
Benjamin Bratt ... Felix
Charlayne Woodard ... Cheryl Clark
Grace Johnston ... Marian Diroma
Rhea Silver-Smith Rhea Silver-Smith ... Barbara Diroma
Blair Swanson Blair Swanson ... Carol Diroma
Victor Rivers ... Oreste
David Barry Gray ... Mickey Garrett
Lisa Arrindell ... Raisa
Rick Aiello ... Knudson
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Storyline

When NYPD detective Artie Lewis' colleague and friend is shot in a police operation, he and his wife Rita want to adopt his three little children. But they have to realize that their income doesn't suffice for the required larger home. So Artie decides to take the money from the drug-dealing mobster Benjamino. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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How far will one man go to be a good father and stay...One Good Cop See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We're Alive See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,360,277, 5 May 1991

Gross USA:

$11,276,846

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,276,846
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Original title was "We're Alive". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rita Lewis: Hey.
Artie Lewis: Hey.
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References He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) See more »

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The Poet
Written by Tony Rivera and Loren Bruce Chaney
Performed by M.L.O.
Courtesy of Triple X Records
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I don't buy him stealing
3 June 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

NYPD detective Artie Lewis (Michael Keaton) has a loving wife Rita (Rene Russo) and trusted partner in Stevie Diroma (Anthony LaPaglia). Stevie is a widow with three kids but he is killed during a domestic hostage situation. Artie is made legal guardian and tries to adopt them. Felix (Benjamin Bratt) is his new partner. Artie is looking to buy a house to satisfy Child Welfare Services but he needs a $25k down payment. He decides to rob drug lord Beniamino Rios (Tony Plana) but Beniamino's girlfriend Grace De Feliz (Rachel Ticotin) is actually an undercover narcotics cop.

There are a lot of little problems that kind of adds up. The cop stories seems a bit old. I do like the kids and Russo. If this is simply about them struggling to make it, I think it would be quite a good movie. The money problem has a lot of little questions. There should be a large payout for Stevie since he died on the job. If they had no money after the payout, then Stevie was really deep in the hole before. It's also questionable why a small apartment in NYC would keep them from adopting. It is New York City. He's a cop and they both work. Why wouldn't the bank lend them money? He's getting a great deal on the house anyways and the bank should easily lend him that much. It's really questionable that Artie would resort to stealing from Rios.


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