Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Maniac Cop 2 Movie Review 277

Maniac Cop 2 is a 1990 horror sequel directed by William Lustig and starring Bruce Campbell and Robert Davi.

The movie continues on from the first one. Maniac Cop Matthew Cordell(Robert Z'Dar) plunges into the river in a truck and he is assumed dead(of course, we know that he isn't!). He still stalks the streets killing again. Officer Mallory(Laurene Landon) and her partner Officer Forrest(Campbell) are cleared of all charges. They both tell the Police Commissioner Doyle(Michael Lerner) that Cordell is still alive. He insists that they both see police psychiatrist Officer Riley(Claudia Christian) for evaluation. They both tell her that they saw Cordell and that he isn't dead. Another cop called McKinney(Davi) is seeing her too because of the death of his partner.

Forrest is killed by Maniac cop and Mallory knows that it was him. She is very upset as nobody believes her. McKinney is investigating the case. He thinks that maybe Mallory killed him. Commissioner Doyle doesn't want Mallory going public about Cordell. Officer Riley begins to wonder if Mallory is telling the truth. Cordell is spotted around the city and the cops find out that there is some huge cop going around killing people. McKinney suggests to Doyle that maybe it is Cordell. Mallory is going on a TV show to talk about Cordell. She and Riley are going to the show together when they are chased down by Maniac Cop and he kills Mallory. Riley escapes and now she believes that Cordell has not been killed. He is back.

Reilly talks to McKinney about Maniac Cop and she tells him that she saw Cordell. She goes on TV with her theory but ends up looking crazy. Doyle is not happy with her and he wants her suspended. A killer called Steven Turkell(Leo Rossi) is on the prowl for victims when he comes upon Maniac Cop. He knows who he is and he approves of what he does. He gives him a place to stay and he thinks that they are best buddies! The cops go undercover to find the killer. They catch Turkell and stick him in jail. Maniac Cop comes for him and there is mayhem at the police station. He takes his new friend to Sing Sing where he was attacked and made into the man he is. He wants revenge for what happened to him.
He lets out all of the inmates and they take over the prison. Doyle has to admit that he was responsible for Cordell ending up in prison. Cordell attacks the guys who attacked him and he ends up being set on fire. They think he is dead, but you know he will be back! An average sequel. I will give it 5/10.


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