Cop Land (Exclusive Director's Cut) (Miramax Collector's Edition)
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- New to this edition:
- 116-minute Director's Cut of film
- Commentary from writer/director James Mangold, producer Cathy Konrad, actors Sylvester Stallone & Robert Patrick
- Deleted scenes with opitional commentary
- Shootout storyboard sequence
- "The Making of an Urban Legend" featurette
Top Customer Reviews
Its the best dramatic performance by Sly he's ever done. He plays a pathetic wanna be cop who idolizes
the real cops around him who he knows are corrupt and don't take him seriously.
Then he's approached by an internal affairs cop ( played by De Niro) and asked to help bust the corrupt cops.
Its been said that the mark of a good actor is when you can
look at his face and tell what he's thinking.
Anybody who ever wondered if Sly is a real actor and not just a movie star like Arnold should see this.
A great movie with a great cast with a real story about trust, betrayal and redemption.
A must see.......
Who would believe that Stallone could appear on the same screen as Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, and Robert De Niro, and hold his own? Certainly not this viewer, and I admit that when I originally went to see the film it was BECAUSE of Keitel, Liotta, and De Niro. So you can imagine just how surprised I was that Stallone wasn't blasted off the screen by the combined talent of his heavyweight co-stars.
Stallone plays "Sheriff Freddy Heflin," the law in the small, New Jersey town of Garrison, just across the George Washington Bridge. What makes Garrison special is that a large percentage of the residents are cops who work the other side of the bridge; hence the nick-name of "Cop Land." There are very few burglaries in Garrison, in fact, there is very little CRIME in Garrison period, so Freddy's days seem to be an endless round of completing paperwork for littering violations, cautioning the occasional drunk, and rescuing children's soft toys from being run over in the road.
This is a shame, because Freddy wants to be a REAL cop, he wants to work the other side of the bridge, but an injury sustained when he saved a women who's car ended up in the river has left him deaf in one ear. Poor Freddy would never pass the physical, but the town showed its appreciation by allowing him to be the Sheriff... kind-of a consolation prize.
But all is not well, there's something rotten in the town of Garrison, a corruption that's eating at the towns soul, and this corruption is personified in the character of "Ray Donlan," played by Keitel.Read more ›
For my money, the theatrical cut is the only version of the movie. Spoiler alerts ahead, necessary to discuss why this version is so superior to the "director's cut." In the theatrical cut, Stallone's Sheriff Heflin is painfully naive to think he can house Superboy (Michael Rappaport) in his office without Ray (Harvey Keitel) finding out. That works though, because Heflin is not the most sophisticated law enforcement officer. In the director's cut, Heflin actually goes into the bar where Ray and the other cops hang out and blatantly announces that he has Superboy in custody. Instead of naive, he looks totally stupid. The other big change, and again a necessary spoiler, is the ending. In the theatrical cut, we have a brief coda in which we see Heflin still on the job, doing what he always did (in other words, his acts of heroism gained him nothing in material terms - no promotion, etc - making his selfless actions even more admirable and poignant). In the director's cut, this is completely missing, with a highly abrupt ending that makes it unclear what became of Heflin after the film's climax.
All of this might not bother the average first time viewer. But to me, the changes ruined the movie.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A film that deserves more credit that it gets. Maybe its an average plot but the actors make it work as best they can. And Stallone proves to naysayers he can still act. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is definitely one of Stallone's better more developed roles where he isn't just a macho action hero. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Geo K.
A great film with an awesome cast. Always surprised that this movie didn't do better in the theaters. Having grown up in NY, the story line is close to home. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
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