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One Tough Cop (1998)



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Brazilian director Bruno Barreto helmed this Jeremy Iacone screenplay "inspired by" New York detective Bo Dietl's 1988 autobiography, One Tough Cop: The Bo Dietl Story. However, the credits display this line: "Except for the character of Bo Dietl, all characters and situations portrayed in this film are fictional." During a routine drug bust, Bo Dietl (Stephen Baldwin) and his short-fused partner Duke (Chris Penn) encounter a hostage situation when Popi (Luis Guzman) kills his unfaithful wife. Bo gets Popi to release his young daughter, but the man kills himself. Bo's lifelong buddy Richie La Cassa (Mike McGlone), owner of the plush La Cassa club, didn't let marriage keep him away from attractive Joey O'Hara (Gina Gershon) -- an affair brought to a close by Joey. After she takes an interest in Bo, the atmosphere heats up considerably, causing a rift with Richie. In a sequence based on a 1981 incident, a nun is raped and mutilated at a Harlem convent school. Bo and Duke are not part of the investigation, which leads to trouble when they begin to get an inside track on the case. Their mob contacts attract the attention of two FBI agents (Amy Irving and Victor Slezak), who put pressure on Bo and Duke as part of a federal investigation. When Duke's debts to crime bosses become a problem, Bo steps in, creating yet more friction with his old pal Richie. Filmed in New York and Toronto, this film was shown at the 1998 Mill Valley Film Festival. The real-life Bo Dietl occasionally turns up as a guest on The Howard Stern Show.more
Rating: R (violence, language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Jeremy Iacone
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On DVD: May 22, 2001
Stratosphere Entertainment


Mike McGlone
as Richie La Cassa
Amy Irving
as FBI Agent Devlin
Frank Pellegrino
as Lieutenant Raggio
Paul Calderon
as Sergeant Diaz
Victor Slezak
as FBI Agent Bruce Payn...
Christopher Bregman
as Gang Banger No. 1
Mike Santana
as Gang Banger No. 2
Vita Rezza
as Cop No. 1
Marium Carvell
as Cop No. 2
Luis Guzman
as Gunman Popi
Dana Dietl
as Little Girl
Lori Anne Alter
as Wife Terry
Jason Blicker
as Philly Nase
Frank Gio
as Sally Resio
Bo Dietl
as Detective Benny Levi...
David Filippi
as Uniform Cop Scarfacc...
Michael Rispoli
as Detective Lt. Denny ...
Saundra McClain
as Rowdy Woman
Ezra Knight
as Toulouse
Ingrid Rogers
as Toulouse's Bride
Barbara Barnes-Hopki...
as Ka'reem's Mother
Lloyd Adams
as Ka'reem
David Sparrow
as Uniform Cop
Mary Hammett
as Frankie's Hot Girlfr...
Monica Talma
as Girlfriend No. 2
Marlow Vella
as Taxi Driver
Philip Akin
as Inspector Cheney
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
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San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for One Tough Cop

Sexy movie. Paul Guilfoyle is a pimp in dis movie. He has 2 women on the side of him and he's makin out with them one by one.

millie Cifuentes

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