One Good Cop (1991)

One Good Cop (1991)

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An honest man struggles to do the right thing, even if it means breaking the law, in this drama. Artie Lewis (Michael Keaton) is a scrupulously ethical cop who believes in his work, loves his wife Rita (Rene Russo), and stands by his partner Stevie Diroma (Anthony LaPaglia). Stevie is a single parent, and when he's shot and killed on duty, his three daughters (Grace Johnston, Rhea Silver-Smith, and Blair Swanson) are left with nowhere to go. Artie and Rita want to adopt Stevie's girls, but Child Welfare Services decides that their apartment is too small for three children. Artie needs to buy a house, which would require a $25,000 down payment that he doesn't have. Desperate, Artie grabs his gun and robs Beniamino (Tony Plana), a particularly scummy drug dealer who was peripherally involved in Stevie's death. Artie uses most of the take to buy the house, and he gives the rest to Father Wills (Vondie Curtis-Hall), who runs a local orphanage. However, what Artie doesn't know is that Beniamino's girlfriend Grace (Rachel Ticotin) is actually an undercover cop who won't stand by as Artie plays Robin Hood.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Studio:
Hollywood Pictures

Cast

Michael Keaton
as Artie Lewis
Rene Russo
as Rita Lewis
Anthony LaPaglia
as Stevie Diroma
Kevin Conway
as Lt. Danny Quinn
Tony Plana
as Beniamino
Charlayne Woodard
as Cheryl Clark
Grace Johnston
as Marian Diroma
Rhea Silver-Smith
as Barbara Diroma
Blair Swanson
as Carol Diroma
Victor Rivers
as Oreste
David Barry Gray
as Mickey Garrett
Rick Aiello
as Knudson
Vondie Curtis-Hall
as Father Wills
Vivien Straus
as Mrs. Frazier
Brigitte Bako
as Mrs. Garrett
Danny Kramer
as Arthur Garrett
Tommy Kramer
as Henry Garrett
J.E. Freeman
as Captain Schreiber
Kevin Corrigan
as Clifford
Frank DiElsi
as Technician
Ed Deacy
as Captain with Megaphone
Maria Tirabassi
as Bride to be
Irene Brafstein
as Older Shopper
Patricia Gould
as Mother at Carnival
Benita Andre
as Martha
Penny Santon
as Mrs. Cristofaro
Doug Barron
as Dr. Gelb
Marco DeLuca
as Eddie the Bartender
Keri Johnson
as Teen in Projects
Ross Leon
as Young Man in Elevator
DeForest Covan
as Older Man
Cora Lee Day
as Older Woman
Marco De Luca
as Eddie the Bartender
Ralph Nieves
as Beniamino Scout
Gary C. Smith
as Robbery Victim
Joey Banks
as 1st Beniamino Associate
Justin Derosa
as 2nd Beniamino Associate
Thomas Rosales Jr.
as 3rd Beniamino Associate
Frank Ferrara
as Burly Prisoner
Chad Randall
as 1st Clifford Associate
Myke Schwartz
as 2nd Clifford Associate
Joe Banks
as 1st Beniamino Associate
Tierre Turner
as First Hood
Robby Robinson
as Second Hood
Henry Kingi Jr.
as Third Hood
Henry Kingi
as Third Hood
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Critic Reviews for One Good Cop

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
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May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for One Good Cop

The conclusion of this movie unintentionally illustrates some of the major problems with law enforcement.

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J BS

Michael Keaton plays a cop who finds himself taking care of his partner's 3 girls after he's killed. He finds himself doing things that he wouldn't usually do, in order to support them. The movie is a little routine with the usual "hand in your badge" type of stuff that you usually get in Hollywood cop dramas. While it's overdone with how we're constantly reminded why he's doing what he's doing. I mean, the movie has to keep showing that the kids are cute and that he cares about them. The movie also throws a big typical action movie shoot-out at us in the end that doesn't really fit in with the rest of the movie. However, I still like the movie due to the under-rated Michael Keaton that a lot of people dislike for no good reason. Rene Russo also does fine work as his wife. While Racgel Ticotin (Total Recall) isn't bad either a woman cop investigating him.

Jim Woehr
Jim Woehr

Super Reviewer

½

decent flick

danny d
danny d

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