Midnight Cop

  • 1989
  • Movie
  • R
  • Crime

This is a throwback to the late, unlamented "international coproductions" of the late 1960s and 70s that tried to gain international acceptance with a mixed cast of familiar faces from around the world. A second-rate policier, MIDNIGHT COP not only suffers from its Tower of Babel casting, but also from convoluted storytelling and pretentious direction....read more

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This is a throwback to the late, unlamented "international coproductions" of the late 1960s and 70s that tried to gain international acceptance with a mixed cast of familiar faces from around the world. A second-rate policier, MIDNIGHT COP not only suffers from its Tower of Babel casting,

but also from convoluted storytelling and pretentious direction. Shot in Germany, the film stars Armin Mueller-Stahl (THE MUSIC BOX) as a police detective whose marriage is over and who is further troubled because he accidentally shot and killed a little girl in the line of duty. He immerses

himself in a new case which involves drug dealer Stallone, hooker Fairchild, and amateur jazz musician York. In what appears to be an attempt to distract unwary audiences from the unbelievable, scarcely comprehensible material with which he is dealing, director-cowriter Peter Patzak throws every

self-consciously arty device imaginable into MIDNIGHT COP. The cast's melange of accents further impairs the film's sense of reality.

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  • Released: 1989
  • Rating: R
  • Review: This is a throwback to the late, unlamented "international coproductions" of the late 1960s and 70s that tried to gain international acceptance with a mixed cast of familiar faces from around the world. A second-rate policier, MIDNIGHT COP not only suffers… (more)

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