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Copland Film Movies / TV VideoCop Land (1997) Official Trailer 1 - Sylvester Stallone Movie A film about the duties (or lack thereof) of Sheriff Fred Heflin of a small New Jersey town occupied exclusively by police officers from New York City-the place Freddie wishes he was employed. His job is to look after the menial police tasks while the residents make and break the law as they see fit. Copland is one of those film that gets better and better the more you watch it. The story is gripping and the acting in straight from the top drawer and top of the performances is from Sylvester Stallone. Cop Land is a American neo-noir crime drama film written and directed by James Mangold, and starring Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, and Robert De Niro. The supporting cast features Peter Berg, Janeane Garofalo, Edie Falco, Robert Patrick, Michael Rapaport, Annabella Sciorra, Cathy Moriarty, Arthur Nascarella, and. An exciting and moving film about police corruption, though hard to follow, at times, but thrilling enough for crime aficionados. Sly gives a good acting as a honest New Jersey sheriff who suffers deafness in one ear, he has divided loyalties when a criminal investigation could implicate his department and the cops he idolizes, as he finds out that some of his heroes may have feet of clay. During the shooting of "Copland" director James Mangold fell in love with Kathy Conrad who was the producer of this movie. She later became his wife. His wife has continued to produce many of James Mangold's other movies including "Knight and Day", "Walk the Line" and " to Yuma". 18 of 19 found this interesting.
Written by John Wiggins. This movie was always going to be interesting because it involves so many sides to the one story.
The characters for this sort of movie are very original, and their flaws are revealed just as much, if not more so than their strengths.
This has to be Sylvester Stallone's career highlight, and goes to show that his talents are not necessarily best for action movies.
And De Niro's understated but excellently played "Moe Tilden" leaves you wishing he was featured more.
The scenes between these two characters are worth the viewing alone. It's a little soppy at times but overall a stand-out in it's genre.
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Parents Guide. External Sites. User Reviews. User Ratings. External Reviews. Metacritic Reviews. Donlan reluctantly realizes they have to drown Babitch.
Tipped off by his aunt Rose, Babitch escapes and goes to Heflin's house for help, but flees when he sees Figgis. That same evening, on-duty Randone is in trouble.
Donlan is the first back-up cop to arrive at the scene, but deliberately delays in revenge for Randone's affair with Donlan's wife.
Randone falls to his death. Realizing the deaths are orchestrated, Heflin visits Tilden. His investigation has been shut down and he angrily dismisses Heflin's effort.
On his way out, Heflin steals case files on the Garrison cops and, reading them, realizes the extent of his residents' corruption. Heflin returns home to find Figgis packing to leave, discovering that Figgis had burned down his own house for the insurance money, and inadvertently killed his drug-addicted girlfriend.
Heflin convinces Rose to reveal Babitch's hide-out and takes him into custody. Donlan's team ambush them and fire a pistol next to Heflin's good ear, deafening him, and kidnap Babitch.
On foot and almost totally deaf, Heflin follows them to Donlan's house, where he is joined by Figgis, and a shootout begins.
Donlan, Rucker, and the rest of Donlan's team are killed. Heflin and Figgis take Babitch to New York City and hand him over to Tilden.
After the scandal has been investigated and indictments handed down, Heflin surveys the New York skyline from across the Hudson River and goes back to work.
Mangold grew up in a development called Worley Heights, where many of the residents were current and former NYPD police officers. The film's soundtrack features two songs from Bruce Springsteen 's album The River : "Drive All Night" and "Stolen Car", songs by other artists, and an original score from Howard Shore.
One additional song, Blue Öyster Cult 's " Burnin' for You ", was added to the soundtrack of the director's cut, first released on home video in The score by Howard Shore was performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra and released as Cop Land: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture in The soundtrack released on CD contained twelve tracks, with a runtime of minutes.
Cop Land premiered at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City on August 6, Some of the film's cast members attended, including Stallone, Keitel, Liotta, Sciorra, Moriarty and Rapaport.
Stallone's understated performance was praised by critics and he received the Best Actor award at the Stockholm International Film Festival.
Cop Land was also screened at the 54th Venice Film Festival in the Midnight line-up. Cop Land has been released on VHS and DVD numerous times since The initial extras-free DVDs had the theatrical cut in non-anamorphic widescreen, while subsequent issues, including various "Collector's Editions" on DVD and Blu-ray, have favoured the director's cut.
StudioCanal 's French and German region B-locked Blu-rays exclusively feature both the minute theatrical cut and minute director's cut. Extras include an audio commentary with James Mangold, Sylvester Stallone, Robert Patrick, and producer Cathy Konrad , "The Making of an Urban Western" featurette, a storyboard comparison, two deleted scenes and the theatrical trailer.
I believe that if Stallone did a movie like that right after his first 2 triumphs he could be leading a career similar to the one of De Niro's.
But unfortunately, to all of us Sly's only capable of throwing hand grenades. Right Leonard Maltin? Wakanohana 27 November I saw this file when it first came out and enjoyed it on a fairly superficial level.
Now, after I've seen it again, I think it is a much better film. Not quite great, but excellent on many levels. Another reviewer has commented that Stallone's character is like in the first Rocky film, before all the Rambo BS.
I agree. I think this is a showcase for great actors in an above-average script, with excellent directing. This is not a Stallone film, other actors could play this part, but he plays it to a T.
Keitel is fantastic, as usual, De Niro and Liotta are okay. The subplot between Stallone and Sciorra, Freddy who once saved Liz from drowning when he was a kid, but he lost his hearing in one ear as a result and could never join the NYPD -- that's a powerful subplot that could have been more fully explored, but only at the expense of the main plot.
All in all, a much better film than reviewers thought when it first came out, IMO. Cop Land is written and directed by James Mangold with an ensemble cast featuring Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Robert Patrick, Peter Berg, and Michael Rapaport.
Distributed by Miramax Films it features a musical score by Howard Shore. Freddy Heflin Stallone is the sheriff of Garrison, New Jersey.
A small satellite town across the river from the Big Apple where many of the big city cops reside. Freddy always wanted to be a big city cop but due to partial deafness was unable to make the grade.
But when a hero white cop shoots dead two black youths it sets off a series of events that make Freddy realise that the big city cops in Garrison aren't as honest as he is.
Thus Freddy must decide if he should get involved. It was heralded as the film to break Stallone on to the A list of serious actors, and the film where a fine ensemble had gathered and worked for a basic scale wage-such was their faith in the material.
A lot of that can probably be put down to the sheer weight of expectation, considering the cast involved, for something out of the top draw.
However, revisiting the film now, over ten years post its release, Mangold's movie shows itself to be the tight and intelligent picture it is.
From the off it's evident that there's very little good about the town of Garrison. The coppers drink and drive, cheat on their partners and the sheriff looks like an out of work, overweight slob.
Mangold clearly is more about the bleak than the beautiful. As the narrative and characterisations move forward, a multitude of strands start to dangle on the screen-where it at first appears a bit too chocked-but ultimately unfolds with ease as the story progresses.
There's healthy helpings of action and drama, but it's the dialogue driven confrontations that entertain the most; where we get the pleasure of watching acting heavyweights battle for supremacy.
With a slow burn sense of doom hanging over it from the off, Cop Land very much feels like a throwback to the adult westerns and film noirs from the s.
There's nothing wrong with that of course, in fact it's a compliment. But this deserves its own little niche, that of the contemporary crime thriller with urban western overtones.
A damn fine film with a great thoughtful script, that is acted accordingly and directed without flab and pointless filler. I just saw Cop Land for the first time this evening.
I watched the "Exclusive Director's Cut" DVD. This is one of the greatest films I have ever seen. Sylvester Stallone, who I've never thought was much of an actor, gives the performance of his career - a performance that deserved the Academy Award for Best Actor.
I owe the great Stallone a big apology for not seeing his gift of acting before now. Everyone in this film, including Robert DeNiro, Harvey Keitel, Janeane Garofalo, and Ray Liotta, gave stellar performances as well.
I guess paying all the actors just scale brought the best out of everyone. Why this modern day "High Noon" doesn't have a higher rating from the IMDb voters like me is way beyond my comprehension.
Cop Land deserves, at least, inclusion in the Top films. Perhaps this cut that I just saw is much better than the original theatrical release.
Mangold's second film, the corruption drama "Cop Land" stars Sylvester Stallone as Freddy Heflin, the much-denigrated sheriff of tiny Garrison, New Jersey, a community which - thanks to a technicality - is populated almost entirely by members of the New York City Police Department.
When young cop Murray "Superboy" Babitch Michael Rapaport becomes embroiled in a controversial shootout which leaves two black youths dead, he apparently commits suicide rather than face the wrath of an official investigation.
In reality, however, he flees to safety back home in Garrison. In the wake of the controversial events, NYPD Internal Affairs lieutenant Moe Tilden Robert DeNiro arrives in Garrison to uncover the truth.
He attempts to enlist Freddy to watch the watchmen, including Superboy's uncle, veteran cop Ray Donlan Harvey Keitel ; coked-out Gary Figgis Ray Liotta ; and Joey Randone Peter Berg , the husband of the woman Annabella Sciorra Freddy loved and lost.
A rich, complex film about redemption, "Cop Land"'s portrayal of Freddy's struggles to prove his worth mirrors Stallone's own return to thoughtful, character-driven drama after years of vacuous action roles.
Like Freddy, he faces an uphill battle, fighting for respectability in the face of a superb cast including Janeane Garofalo, Cathy Moriarty and Paul Calderon.
Seldom does a cast, story, and location come together so well as it does in this film. Sylvester Stallone plays a meek and mild sheriff whose small town, located across the GWB from NYC, is primarily populated by NYPD cops who took advantage of an administrative manipulation in order to live outside the city limits.
In order to do this, they opened their precinct up to the mob, enabling the mob to obtain drugs seized by the cops in return for low-interest loans to buy otherwise unaffordable housing in the serene town of Garrison, New Jersey.
This film's message is a stunning encouragement to garner the courage to do what is right despite the risks involved. Robert DeNiro, in his best supporting performance as an Internal Affairs agent, is the catalyst that inspires Stallone's Sheriff Heflin, who has long admired NYPD but cannot join their ranks due to partial deafness, to take a good look around him and bring down his amoral benefactors before they end the life of a fellow officer.
Ray Liotta is brilliant as a morally bankrupt undercover agent whose internal struggles between loyalty to his own interests and the memory of his dead partner killed by a member of Donlan's network keep him at bay until realization of his own demons enable him to risk all and aid Sheriff Heflin in his newfound quest.
This story unfolds against the backdrop of a modern-day dilemma faced by city cops - should they be forced to live in the crime-swamped cities they serve or should they be enabled to live elsewhere, for their own safety and the safety of their families?
Also, this film admirably addresses the personal dilemma faced by public servants like Freddy Heflin - should Heflin, whose eternal dream to become a cop was granted to the furthest extent possible by Donlan's gift of a sheriff's position, sacrifice his own well-being by doing the right thing and turning on Donlan and co.
Perhaps the best scene in the film is not even found in the original version but rather the Special Edition Director's Cut where Stallone and Keitel have a confrontation at the Four Aces the local pub exclusively reserved for Garrison's NYPD pop.
Guardia 7 January This movie was always going to be interesting because it involves so many sides to the one story. The characters for this sort of movie are very original, and their flaws are revealed just as much, if not more so than their strengths.
This has to be Sylvester Stallone's career highlight, and goes to show that his talents are not necessarily best for action movies. And De Niro's understated but excellently played "Moe Tilden" leaves you wishing he was featured more.
The scenes between these two characters are worth the viewing alone. It's a little soppy at times but overall a stand-out in it's genre. I loved this movie when I first saw it in in the theaters, and I have recently bought the DVD.
I still love this movie. This is definitely one of the most underrated movies of the 's. Stallone puts in a really understated and sympathetic yet still powerful performance as an out-of-shape, half-deaf sheriff of a sleepy New Jersey town populated almost entirely of corrupt NYPD cops.
The cast is magnificent, with such powerhouses as Harvey Keitel, Robert DeNiro and Ray Liotta. Liotta, especially, is superb as a coked-out, morally ambiguous former right-hand man to Keitel who is trying to get out of this circle of corruption.
I realize that many people have found the shoot-out ending to be a tad distasteful, but I argue that it actually fits the movie quite well.
Stallone's Heflin character is by no means a Sherlock Holmes. He is a simple man with a heart of gold caught in a very tough situation.
He doesn't have the brains nor the resources to solve his problem with a brilliant plan -- but he's got balls, and most importantly he's got heart.
His solution is direct, and unfortunately, dangerous. The fact that he is going to butt heads directly with the corrupt cops in his town is inevitable.
Much like Billy Bob Thornton's character in the movie Sling Blade, we are expecting it. We are hoping for it. Absolutely powerful and thrilling.
I heartily recommend it to everyone who also enjoyed movies like Goodfellas, and Serpico, if just to catch the top-knotch performances by Stallone, DeNiro and Liotta.
As Babitch enters the bridge he's side-swiped by a car with two coke-heads that almost up-ends him. Moving along side the out-of-control car one of the occupants pull out what looks like a shotgun, it turned out to be a steering wheel club.
As Babitch hits the breaks the car speeds away only to get blasted by Babitch from behind killing the two in the getaway car.
As the police and ambulance crews come on the scene they find that the two who Babitch shot dead were unarmed and that he may well be not only thrown out of the NYPD but have to serve time for homicide which cause Babitch to get very emotional.
Before you know it he jumps to his death off the bridge, or did he? His body was never found. After Deputy Betts is given a lecture by the two cop on how she should be out looking to arrest criminals not giving tickets to fellow cops Freddy lets them leave without being ticketed.
As the car drives away Freddy notices that the "dead" Babitch is in the back seat and that he's very much alive.
Police corruption and murder is the main theme of "Cop Land" with a cover up of a cop's suicide that unearths all the dirt that was swept under the rug in Garrison and in the 37th precinct over the last ten years.
Financing the three seven precinct's cops houses in Garrison with low or no interest loans and the forgiving and forgetting about paying them off had the entire precinct working for the mob.
Thus allowing the mob to push drugs and launder the drug money within it's, the three seven precinct, jurisdiction.
Not believing that Babitch is dead Interanal Affair let. Moe Tilden, Robert De Niro, starts to put the heat on the cops who are sticking to the story of Babtich sudden demise.
They realize that they have to provide a body for the police investigation of Babitch's death to close the case.
That body was to be that of Babitch himself! Top notch police drama with Sylvester Stallone giving the best performance of his career as the sad-sack Freddy Heflin.
Freddy because of an ear injury couldn't make the grade as a real cop and always looked up to the men of the three seven as his hero's.
That's until he found out that they were anything but. Friggy's also has it in for Dolan and his fellow corrupt cops for the murder of his partner Glenn Tunney three years ago.
Tunney was about to talk to a grand jury about police corruption and was mysteriously found murdered in his prison cell before he could testify.
Figgsy correctly suspected it was Dolan who had Tunney done in. Howard Shore Original Music. Craig McKay Film Editor.
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Look, Cop Land isn't the best movie in the filmography of anybody involved, but it was a worthwhile watch, and a nice way to break up the crap horror we've been on a bender of lately.
Gimly M Super Reviewer. Sep 29, Well there is that, but in all seriousness, for any fan of the crime genre they will find there are two things that are unavoidable when looking over the cast of the film.
One, is legendary director Martin Scorsese and the regulars that feature in his work: There is, of course, DeNiro and Keitel who need no introduction but there's also Liotta Goodfellas , Cathy Moriarty Raging Bull and Frank Vincent who appears in both the latter two as well as Casino.
Vincent also brings me to the other unavoidable thing By my count, there's no less than ten cast members that are recognisable throughout six seasons and those well versed will notice; Carmela, Paulie, Arty Buco and Vincent's Phil Leotardo, among others.
The New Jersey town of Garrison is populated by cops from the NYPD who have set up their own community to live in peace. As intended, it's a community that doesn't need policing but still employs local Sheriff, Freddy Heflin Sylvester Stallone to oversee things.
Freddy always wanted to join the police force but was prevented from doing so because of a childhood accident that left him partially deaf. However, when Ray Donlan Harvey Keitel and his corrupt activities begin to surface it brings it to the attention of Internal Affairs Agent Moe Tilden Robert DeNiro who may just have the policeman's job opportunity that Freddy has coveted.
Narratively, the film starts very strongly and draws you into the murky depths of police corruption and cops ruling cops.
Director James Mangold also seems to know what he's doing; he builds the tension slowly and assuredly and introduces his characters at precise moments.
It's not long before we realise Keitel is one of the shady one's and firmly in control of his environment. Stallone also happens to establish himself quickly by playing firmly against type.
The whole premise of the film is built around Sly and the, seeming inability, to do the job he's been denominated for. It's quite a distance from most of his action-hero work but it's the supporting roles of a strung out Liotta and doggedly determined DeNiro that really bring shape to the whole corrupt debacle.
All of the supporting players are brilliantly placed but it's, unsurprisingly, the aforementioned four actors that drive the film. Liotta, Keitel and DeNiro deliver the high calibre expected from them but the biggest surprise is Stallone.
He's wise enough to sit back and let the heavyweights chew the scenery while he subtly underplays it and brings a touching vulnerability to his afflicted Sheriff.
With an abundance of talent on display you might ask why Cop Land doesn't entirely work? Quite simply, it's a generic and formulaic story.
The leads do what they can - and they all get their moment to shine - but the lack of three dimensional characterisation and some redundant plot strands only allow them to go so far.
However, despite Mangold's inability to come up with a solid script, his handling of events and a who's-who cast are very diligently attuned.
It's also worth noting that the denouement is impressively intense in a High-Noon homage with Mangold, very skilfully, utilising Freddie's hearing impairment to the utmost effect and manages to turn, what would normally be considered a Hollywood hokum get-out, into a refreshing and satisfying showdown.
Alas, Cop Land is not the sum of it's parts. It had the potential to be a classic but ends up just another attempt at a genre that so many have covered to better results.
That said, it's hard to argue with the cast and the solid performances but because it's easy to see the potential this film had, it makes it all the more frustrating that it doesn't quite achieve it.
It's good, but it could've been great. Mark Walker. Mark W Super Reviewer. Nov 27, Stallone changes the pace from his all out action films and tries something different, The plot is nothing new with crooked cops killing each other off but has a few twists, Stallone puts in his best acting performance of the 90's And gained allot of weight to play this role, His performance in this film isn't recognised enough, Don't watch if you're expecting an action packed film, It has a great story and some good acting and was very gripping.
Jamie C Super Reviewer. Feb 12, Impressive action drama that has gotten an unfair reputation, Cop Land features an ensemble cast lead by Sylvester Stallone in one of his finest roles since the 80's.
This a highly entertaining cop movie, and I must admit, I was skeptical about seeing it at first, but I was surprised at how good it turned out.
There are parts in the film that good have been reworked, just make it a bit more fleshed out in terms of story.
As it is, it's a good story, but it could have been done a bit better as well.