Cop Land

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The second film from writer/director James Mangold, the corruption drama Cop Land stars Sylvester Stallone as Freddy Heflin, the much-denigrated sheriff of tiny Garrison, NJ, a community which -- thanks to a technicality -- is populated almost entirely... read more
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The second film from writer/director James Mangold, the corruption drama Cop Land stars Sylvester Stallone as Freddy Heflin, the much-denigrated sheriff of tiny Garrison, NJ, 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 shoot-out 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 De Niro) arrives in Garrison to uncover the truth, attempting to enlist Freddy to help 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.

Original Release

08/15/1997

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Cast

Sylvester Stallone Freddy Heflin
Harvey Keitel Ray Donlan
Ray Liotta Gary Figgis
Robert De Niro Moe Tilden
Peter Berg Joey Randone
Janeane Garofalo Deputy Cindy Betts
Robert Patrick Jack Rucker
Michael Rapaport Murray Babitch
Annabella Sciorra Liz Randone
Noah Emmerich Deputy Bill Geisler
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

James Mangold

Writers

James Mangold

Cast

Sylvester Stallone Freddy Heflin
Harvey Keitel Ray Donlan
Ray Liotta Gary Figgis
Robert De Niro Moe Tilden
Peter Berg Joey Randone
Janeane Garofalo Deputy Cindy Betts
Robert Patrick Jack Rucker
Michael Rapaport Murray Babitch
Annabella Sciorra Liz Randone
Noah Emmerich Deputy Bill Geisler
Cathy Moriarty Rose Donlan
John Spencer Leo Crasky
Frank Vincent PDA President Lassaro
Malik Yoba Detective Carson
Arthur J. Nascarella Frank Lagonda (as Arthur Nascarella)
Edie Falco Berta
Bruce Altman Counselor Burt Kandel
Paul Calderon Hector - Medic
Brad Beyer Young Cop
Debbie Harry Delores (as Deborah Harry)

Producers

Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Meryl Poster Executive Producer
Cathy Konrad Producer
Ezra Swerdlow Producer
Cary Woods Producer
Christopher Goode Producer
Richard Miller Producer
Kerry Orent Producer
Kevin King Templeton Producer

Editors

Craig McKay

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