Total Recall: The 10 Most Corrupt Cops in Movies

You can't clean the streets and not get a little dirt on you...

It's terrible, but there's something hot about bad cops. They're authoritative, powerful, within arms reach of the worst villains life can throw and, they're only occasionally redeemable. What a challenge.

In honor of David Ayer's Street Kings we did a little bad-to-worse survey of the boys who soil their blue. Some of them are hot, some of them caustic, but all of them are fascinating. The cops on this list might shame those who loyally "Protect and Serve" but you know what they say, it's hard to look away from a train wreck.

10. Web Smith (Wesley Snipes) in Rising Sun

Web Smith (Wesley Snipes) is a good cop. He's mostly clean, except for one little incident in his past, involving a drug dealer, a crib, and a small stack of bills. Web's been walking around with this secret for a long time, and the bad news is that someone else knows about it, and it eventually gets used as leverage against him. But compared to the plans and conspiracies surrounding the murder he's investigating, the old bribe is really just small change.



Comments

zaccman922

justin zaccard

Hank Hill is the redneck from "king of the hill." His name in Goodfellas was Henry Hill.

Apr 9 - 07:21 PM

girly g.

girly girl

they should really get their facts right

Jul 26 - 09:17 AM

psycho7878

Brett Maziarz

Gary is the ****...

Apr 9 - 07:34 PM

chazbow

Chuck O'Leary

You missed two of the best bad cops. Ironically, both of these films came out in 1990: Richard Gere as Officer Dennis Peck in "Internal Affairs" and Nick Nolte as Lt. Mike Brennan in "Q & A."

Apr 9 - 07:44 PM

kevboet

Kevin Boettcher

Where, in the name of god, is Orson Welles as Hank Quinlan in "Touch of Evil"? It's a no-brainer, especially given that his co-star was Charlton Heston.

Or, for that matter, almost anybody in "Copland"? Though I guess Harvey Keitel can't get two spots, but...c'mon, now. That was some A-grade corruption in there.

Apr 9 - 07:59 PM

IHeartApathy

Bryan Whiting

I know it's the wrong medium, but Vic Mackey was the first name I thought of. Also, Kurt Russell's character in Dark Blue was quite horrible.

Apr 9 - 08:16 PM

dirtydan

dan mclean

How about Gene Hackman as Little Bill Daggett in Unforgiven.Pretty mean s.o.b.[just ask Morgan Freeman].

Apr 9 - 08:28 PM

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

Im looking foward to STREET KINGS, My favorite corrupt cop flick is definately LA CONFIDENTAl.

Apr 9 - 08:47 PM

tomwaitsjrHAPPYICONOCLAST

Greg Guro

Not to be too recent, but Josh Brolin's character in American Gangster was extremely corrupt.

The Most Corrupt Cop, EVER, by FAR, was Philippe Noiret as Lucien Cordier in Coup de Torchon (Clean Slate) based on Jim Thompson's Pop 1280.

Yah, it's French, so that opens up a bag of worms, but anybody who has read some Jim Thompson knows how flat out manipulative and evil his characters can be.

[But the full frontal nude scene of Harvey Keital is horrible. Horrible.]

Apr 9 - 09:56 PM

premierbaron

Matthew Squance

American Gangster
they took down loads of corrupt cops at the end
and Batman Begins

Apr 9 - 11:12 PM

Demmi

Edward Hutchinson

I was expecting to see sherrif wydell from the devil's rejects in there, after all there aren't many cops that torture criminals, kill innocents and gratuitously insult groucho (I actually cringed at that moment) all in the same week!

Apr 9 - 11:37 PM

adobe4578

Patrick Hoy

Hank Quinlin from Touch Of Evil should had been in the top-3.

Apr 9 - 11:42 PM

adobe4578

Patrick Hoy

Hank Quinlin from Touch Of Evil should had been in the top-3.

Apr 9 - 11:43 PM

Bulletproof_Animal

Martin Errington

Josh Brolin in American Gangster. He shoots a dog.

Apr 10 - 12:34 AM

herpeslove

alen leyn

oh? not a dog

Apr 10 - 01:47 AM

RuinerxxSINCITY

Ben Bendetti

While most the movies they picked were great choices, some of them like Unlawful Entry were not nearly as good as some they missed. For example Cop Land, and American Gangster deserved to be on there. However, all the movies listed here were very entertaining, they missed a few GREAT ones that should have been on there. Still everyone is entitled to their own opinions even the Rotten Tomatoes writers. lol! :)

Apr 10 - 01:57 AM

tomwaitsjrHAPPYICONOCLAST

Greg Guro

"I was expecting to see sherrif wydell from the devil's rejects in there, after all there aren't many cops that torture criminals, kill innocents and gratuitously insult groucho (I actually cringed at that moment) all in the same week! "

SPOILERS: In Coup de Torchon the cop, makes 2 pimps sing acapalla then shoots them both. Then he sets up another cop to look guilty by having him go to a brothel (Are there 13 year old girls? (The cop is thrilled))

He saws the floor of an outhouse so someone falls full into it.

He kills the husband of his mistress.

After an innocent person puts the body of the husband near the mistresses house, our favorite cop makes him go and bury the body. . . then kills the guy.

He sets up his wife and her boy-toy so his mistress will kill them both.

He stalks a new teacher, and writes on the school's black board some crazy lines and signs it "Jesus Christ."

Then it ends with him pointing his pistol at 3 boys playing in the sand. . .

All in less then a week. It's totally believable. . . words really don't do it justice, especially my meanderings.

Apr 10 - 05:03 AM

Basilides in Alexandria

Ken Verybigliar

Seth Rogen and Bill Hader in Superbad! Just kidding...

Apr 10 - 04:40 AM

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desiree rodriguez

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Apr 10 - 04:41 AM

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andrew pash

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Apr 10 - 04:58 AM

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Greg Guro

"I was expecting to see sherrif wydell from the devil's rejects in there, after all there aren't many cops that torture criminals, kill innocents and gratuitously insult groucho (I actually cringed at that moment) all in the same week! "

SPOILERS: In Coup de Torchon the cop, makes 2 pimps sing acapalla then shoots them both. Then he sets up another cop to look guilty by having him go to a brothel (Are there 13 year old girls? (The cop is thrilled))

He saws the floor of an outhouse so someone falls full into it.

He kills the husband of his mistress.

After an innocent person puts the body of the husband near the mistresses house, our favorite cop makes him go and bury the body. . . then kills the guy.

He sets up his wife and her boy-toy so his mistress will kill them both.

He stalks a new teacher, and writes on the school's black board some crazy lines and signs it "Jesus Christ."

Then it ends with him pointing his pistol at 3 boys playing in the sand. . .

All in less then a week. It's totally believable. . . words really don't do it justice, especially my meanderings.

Apr 10 - 05:03 AM

tomwaitsjrHAPPYICONOCLAST

Greg Guro

Dear Andrew,

Suicide is always an option. The younger you are, the better chance you have of going to uber heaven. Regardless, you will go to heaven! I recommend you put piano wire around your neck and hook it up to a roof. Give it some room so around 40 feet from where you jump it'll take hold. Glue your hands to your head. Now, when people see you on the pavement, they'll just think you put your head off your body, like Legend of Sleepy Hollow! Then you'll be in heaven, with happy clowns and mimes that make you gummy bears. There is no more pain, and nothing resembling Uwe Boll. In fact, all memories of Uwe Boll will be taken from your memory.

Do it! Do it! Do it!
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"I was expecting to see sherrif wydell from the devil's rejects in there, after all there aren't many cops that torture criminals, kill innocents and gratuitously insult groucho (I actually cringed at that moment) all in the same week! "

SPOILERS: In Coup de Torchon the cop, makes 2 pimps sing acapalla then shoots them both. Then he sets up another cop to look guilty by having him go to a brothel (Are there 13 year old girls? (The cop is thrilled))

He saws the floor of an outhouse so someone falls full into it.

He kills the husband of his mistress.

After an innocent person puts the body of the husband near the mistresses house, our favorite cop makes him go and bury the body. . . then kills the guy.

He sets up his wife and her boy-toy so his mistress will kill them both.

He stalks a new teacher, and writes on the school's black board some crazy lines and signs it "Jesus Christ."

Then it ends with him pointing his pistol at 3 boys playing in the sand. . .

All in less then a week. It's totally believable. . . words really don't do it justice, especially my meanderings.

Apr 10 - 05:06 AM

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