- 1 hr 50 min
In the 1988 movie Cop, James Woods portrays Lloyd Hopkins, a tough and dedicated Los Angeles cop who is both admired and feared by those who know him. When a string of murders occurs and the killer leaves clues that suggest the murders are connected, Hopkins becomes obsessed with finding the perpetrator, despite warnings from his colleagues and loved ones. As Hopkins delves deeper into the case, he uncovers a network of corruption and deceit that leads him to suspect that the killer may be someone from within the police force. Along the way, he must navigate his relationships with his ex-wife (played by Lesley Ann Warren), his partner (played by Charles Durning), and the internal affairs officer (played by Ray Sharkey) who is investigating him. Throughout the movie, James Woods delivers a powerful performance as the driven and complex anti-hero, Lloyd Hopkins. His performance is complemented by strong supporting roles from Warren, Durning, and Sharkey, as well as a talented ensemble cast that includes such notable actors as Randy Quaid, Steven Lambert, and Jean-Louis Trintignant. The movie is directed by James B. Harris, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Woods. Together, they create a gritty, atmospheric portrayal of Los Angeles in the late 1980s, with a cinematic style that is both visceral and suspenseful. One of the defining features of the movie is its use of sound and music. The score by Michel Colombier is haunting and atmospheric, while the various songs used throughout the film – including tracks by artists like Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and The Pogues – add to the sense of urgency and danger that permeates the story. Overall, Cop is a gripping and intense crime drama that showcases the talents of its cast and crew. It is a must-see for fans of James Woods, as well as anyone who appreciates a well-crafted and engaging thriller.