Taglines: A killer on the loose. A cop on the edge.
Lloyd Hopkins, a hard-boiled American police detective is on the trail of a mass murderer who is victimizing women in Los Angeles. The pursuit leads him through a world that has become his own natural habitat – a nasty world of crime, drugs, prostitution and male hustlers where “innocence kills” and continued exposure corrupts. Paradoxically, it’s also a world of love, secret admirers, romantic feminist poets and modern chivalry. And for the viewer, it’s the background for an exciting, suspense movie.
Cop is a 1988 film starring James Woods, Lesley Ann Warren, Charles Durning, Charles Haid, Raymond J. Barry, Randi Brooks, Steven Lambert, Christopher Wynne, Melinda Lynch and Vicki Wauchope. It is based on the book Blood on the Moon by James Ellroy. The screenplay was written by James B. Harris, who also directs. Harris and Woods co-produced the film.
Directed by: James B. Harris
Starring: James Woods, Lesley Ann Warren, Charles Durning, Charles Haid, Raymond J. Barry, Randi Brooks, Steven Lambert, Christopher Wynne, Melinda Lynch, Vicki Wauchope
Screenplay by: James B. Harris
Production Design by: Gene Rudolf
Cinematography by: Steve Dubin
Film Editing by: Anthony Spano
Costume Design by: Gale Parker
Set Decoration by: Kathy Curtis-Cahill
Music by: Michel Colombier
Distributed by: Atlantic Releasing Corporation
Release Date: January 8, 1988