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Maniac Cop 2 (DVD)
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Maniac Cop 2 (DVD)
Advantages: Continuation of the first movie
Disadvantages: not any really
This is the second movie in a trilogy. Like so many horror movies of the 80's the 2nd follows on immediately after the first ended, clearly no one was good enough to stop the evil being in the first. This is a good movie, it follows a good story line still, about this good cop, getting to close to the truth, then being burned by those higher up. On his track for vengeance he looses sight of good and evil and actually becomes a complete bad guy himself (rather than the idea of trying to prove his innocence).
Story (May contain spoilers)
The movie continues on straight from the end of the first movie, in fact there is even a 2 minute recap. Both Jack and his girlfriend Teresa have now been cleared and in fact are receiving commendations for their bravery in killing the killer. However no body has been found, and no one is believed that it is Cordell, the cop supposedly killed in prison. Both Jack and Teresa are having to see a psychiatrist to be able to be shown they are over the stress, before they are allowed back on the street, still no one believes the that it was Cordell and that he is still out there.
In the mean time the killings are happening again, Cordell is killing people, in fact he ends up killing Jack (bye bye Bruce... shame you're the best actor ever). Teresa seems to be his next target, and only one cop is now believing her, the one assigned to the case Sean.
Now its a case of trying to find someone that no one believes exists... can it be done in time to save Teresas' life? Will they ever finally catch this maniac? Can he be killed? Will Cordell actually achieve the acknowledgement he deserves to be put to rest?
If you have watched the first movie you have to watch this movie, it is part 2, a complete follow on. This helps complete the story that we first got introduced to in Maniac Cop 1. This movie is no better and no worse from the first, I feel it is just a continuation. Again still one to watch when its on TV, I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it. Just now I would ensure I sky + both so I can watch them back to back.
Summary: Make sure you watch the first first