Manic Cop 3: Badge Of Silence 1993 R

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The Maniac Cop returns from the dead once again when a female cop is shot down during an attempted hostage rescue.

Starring:
Robert Davi, Robert Z'Dar
Runtime:
1 hour, 22 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Action, Horror
Director William Lustig
Starring Robert Davi, Robert Z'Dar
Supporting actors Caitlin Dulany, Gretchen Becker, Paul Gleason, Jackie Earle Haley, Julius Harris, Grand L. Bush, Doug Savant, Robert Forster, Bobby Di Cicco, Frank Pesce, Lou Diaz, Brenda Varda, Vanessa Marquez, Denney Pierce, Ted Raimi, Vinnie Curto, Jophery C. Brown, Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter
Studio First Look Studios
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 1, 2004
Format: DVD
Love it or hate it 'Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence' is here on DVD. The last DVD release was by a company named platinum back in 1999 I believe.
Well this new DVD release has out done the last one, the picture quality is much more clearer and sharper than before and this is also in widescreen and with a trailer!
This is the first official DVD by the original company that released this film back in 1993 so the quality is very good but the front cover artwork is horrible-what were they smoking?
Also William Lustig has been placed back into the credits as the only director (there used to be 2 directors now this states only 1 in both the film credits and the box art).
If you liked the first two Maniac Cop films give this one a try!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By trebe TOP 500 REVIEWER on September 14, 2011
Format: DVD
Like the previous two films in the series, Maniac Cop 3: Badge Of Silence (1993) is an ultra-violent affair that features former New York City policeman Matt Cordell (Robert Z'Dar) committing all manner of mayhem. Unfortunately while credible plots have never been a strong point in the series, this time the story is probably the most farfetched and dumbest so far. Cordell is typically motivated by vengeance, but here his actions seem particularly twisted and obscure, apparently guided by feelings of affection. The screenplay by Larry Cohen delivers plenty of cartoonish violence, but fails to produce a story that ties these events together very credibly. Indicative of the problems with the film, director William Lustig, who directed the first two Maniac Cop films, quit Maniac Cop 3 because of creative differences, and was replaced by Joel Soisson.

Officer Katie Sullivan (Gretchen Becker) is critically injured in a shootout at a drugstore, and is taken to a local hospital, where after an operation, she is apparently brain dead. Frank Jessup (Jackie Earle Haley), the criminal who shot her, is also recuperating in the same hospital. Robert Davi who appeared in Manic Cop 2, returns as police detective Sean McKinney, a close friend of Officer Sullivan. Both Jessup and Sullivan are under the care of Dr. Susan Fowler (Caitlin Dulany).

At the conclusion of Maniac Cop 2, Matt Cordell was lying dead in a coffin. At the start of Maniac Cop 3, a voodoo priest named Houngan (Julius Harris), through a ceremony involving human sacrifice, brings Cordell back to the world of the living. Apparently lonely, Cordell takes an interest in officer Sullivan, and visits the hospital several times committing acts of violence, before eventually adducting her.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Einsatz on September 1, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
At the gravesite, I loved how they asked for forgiveness for Maniac Cop Cordell, "we'll not sit in judgment." Why not? The guy killed a b-zillion people in 3 films. I'm certain all those characters would disagree, but there you have it, he's back and he's still miffed.

I love how they keep avoiding his face in all three films, as though we haven't already seen him, as though we don't know who he is, as though that could ratchet up the suspense or fright....or maybe the camera man wasn't tall enough to keep it in the shot?

For me, the most shocking scene was Robert Davi's character smoking in a hospital.

This entry in the series is very bizarre. I still don't understand the whole ritualistic head stabbing thing to bring Maniac Cop back to life. It's not as if he wasn't already an expert in that regard. I also saw more similarities to Phantom of the Opera than anything else as poor misunderstood Maniac tried to get himself a brain dead wife (all that lurking about in the steam piped walkways beneath the hospital). He might be decomposing but he still needs love.

I rate this as being on par with the other two. I'm glad I have the whole collection now.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 25, 2000
I saw this at my local blockbuster and decided to rent it. I thought if Maniac Cop 1 and 2 were that good maybe this will be the same. I was wrong. Maybe it was the lack of a good cast as in the first films despite Robert Davi and Robert Z'Dar. The story was interesting but dull. William Lusting did not directed some of this film and it can tell some of the acting isn't that good. Spiro Razatos did a great job on the stunts and the last 30 minutes was really good. Most of the ways Cordell kills is very stupid. I have seen some good movies like "The Green Mile" and "Night of the Living Dead" but this is not in that catagorie. I recommend this for people who have Maniac Cop 1 and 2 so you can complete the series, but if you didn't like 1 or 2 don't buy it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wanderer on January 9, 2011
Format: DVD
As some others have rightly pointed out, this film isn't quite as good as either of its predecessors. That having been said, it's still a fairly good horror flick and does a decent job following up on the previous two films.

As with part two, this ones takes off directly after its predecessor and continues the story with, again, a couple of surviving cast members from part two. The plot is somewhat lacking compared to the previous offerings, but the musical score is, in my opinion, probably the best out of the entire trilogy.

Yes, there is about 30 seconds in total of re-used footage from part two here (as in non-flashback, re-used to save money and not to provide back story). I won't begrudge them that since lots of lower budgets films do it, but it was kind of funny. At least it was tastefully done and could probably be missed by someone that hadn't just watched part two the day before (like me!).

As far as the action scenes, this movie is probably somewhere between the first and second films, up until the end. The car chase is pretty good, longer than expected but good throughout. The stunts in this part of the trilogy are fairly well done, especially the scenes with Maniac Cop being on fire. In fact, this has some of the best 'fire suite' stunt work I've seen in a long time, horror movies or otherwise. Really top notch stuff.

Bottom line though, if you liked the first and second films, you need to add this to your collection and finish off the trilogy. At the price, you can't go wrong and despite its flaws, it's still a great horror flick.

Get it while you can, since it was hard to obtain for a many years and may not be available in the future. This is a real classic and should be in every horror buff's DVD collection.
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