Cop Car

Cop Car

Streaming Video - 2015
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A harrowing crash course full of mayhem, COP CAR follows Kevin Bacon as a corrupt sheriff on a deadly cat-and-mouse pursuit. When two 10-year-old boys stumble across and take an abandoned cop car for a joyride, they unexpectedly wage a war against the violent psychopath who owns it and will stop at nothing to get it back. With a white-knuckle adventure at every turn, COP CAR is a wild ride featuring a critically acclaimed performance from Bacon.
Publisher: [United States] : Anchor Bay : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Branch Call Number: HOOPLA
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Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 86 min.)) : sd., col

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A pair of ten-year-olds find an abandoned cop car in a field. When they take it for a joyride, it seems like they could kill themselves at any moment. But things only get worse when the small town sheriff goes looking for his missing car.


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N13m4nd
Nov 30, 2019

Schoolboys find an unattended police cruiser and take it for a joy ride. This creates a problem for sheriff Kevin Bacon, who needs to get it back before anyone discovers what he’s been up to with the car. To be honest, I found the child characters irritating and unsympathetic, but I did enjoy watching Bacon’s increasing desperation as he raced and struggled, lied and tricked, and tried everything else he could think of to get the car back. Even as the villain, gifted actor Bacon can make you feel anxious on his behalf as the sheriff's world threatens to collapse around him.

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Ba_kuPlanet
Sep 23, 2019

Sorry KBacon ... I fwdd to get to the end of the movie. I hope you at least had fun playing bad cop. A different story but too many stupid characters doing stupid things.

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jamasianman_1
Jul 18, 2018

The acting from the adults is great, but the movie itself is thin. Two kids steal a cop car, and the sheriff is one bad dude. That's it. The movie drags, with long sequences of nothing much going on. The climax is a bit tense but the ending is very underwhelming. Not worth a viewing for Kevin bacon unfortunately.

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RoyalJellyIII
Oct 26, 2017

I was pretty underwhelmed by this whole affair- Kevin Bacon was alright but the movie couldn't pull off it's ambitious premise.

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Nursebob
Oct 26, 2017

Like a skewed redux of "Stand By Me" helmed by Quentin Tarantino, writer/director Jon Watts’ rip-roaring black and bloody comedy is a masterstroke of indie moviemaking. Filmed in the wilds of rural Colorado with nothing but wide open skies and tumbleweeds for props, his clueless naifs (remarkable performances from Hays Wellford and James Freedson-Jackson) provide a darkly humorous contrast to Kevin Bacon’s growling moustachioed villain leading to a climax that is both shockingly outrageous and oddly sympathetic. With a constant smirk at America’s appetite for guns and violence—the boys’ fascination with an onboard cache of police weapons leads to some harrowingly funny segments—Watts has produced a coming-of-age road movie that begins with a joke and ends with sirens blaring.

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fledge
Jul 16, 2017

10-year-old runaways steal the cop car of one *bad* sheriff. Certainly well enough done to warrant a viewing. Good acting, and even Kevin Bacon holds up his end of the bargain. Recommended.

ArapahoeSuzanne Dec 19, 2016

Kevin Bacon always plays really great bad men! In COP CAR, he does it again! In this movie, he's up against 2 kids. Will he outsmart them or will THEY outsmart him?

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chriscoleman
Jul 09, 2016

A cute film for kids and adults alike. Two best friends, boys about 10, are running away from home when they come across an abandoned cop car. With no one around, they get in and start driving. What they don't know is that the cop was two miles away from the car burying a dead body. The dead guy's brother is in the trunk, not quite dead yet. Eventually the kids get caught in the crossfire between the cop trying to get his car back (and the beat up guy in the trunk) while the guy in the trunk tries to exact revenge for his murdered brother. Neither of them cares at all about the boys. And the boys are pretty dumb when it comes to loaded guns.

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Kchaiso
Apr 28, 2016

Probably one of the most memorable movies I've seen within the last year or so. Unpredictable, unnerving, and fantastic.

The type of movie that ticks off a dumb audience who needs everything explained to them.

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chriscoleman
Jul 09, 2016

"This is our cop car." Lololololol.

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jimg2000
Oct 24, 2015

Woman driver yelling at the kids:
I knew it! You little shxxs! I knew I wasn't crazy! You think you can ride down this highway and I won't know about it? I know these roads like the back of my hand! What's wrong with you? Don't think you can play dumb with me. I saw you. You almost ran me off the road. You are in so much trouble! Get out of the car!

Sheriff scared up the kids:
Alright, kids. Fun's over. I know who you are, and you are in a whole hell of a lot of trouble. Do you understand? It's downright stupid to steal a police car, but you've done it. Now, what's done is done. And what we're looking at is a felony offense. A felony offense. And what that means is guaranteed jail time.

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jimg2000
Oct 24, 2015

Boys A & B commenting on the guy outside:
A: What's he doing?
B: I don't know.
A: Maybe he's looking to go to the bathroom.
B: I hate him. I think he's trying to hide.
A: He sucks at hiding.
B: Why does he need both guns?
He's a gun hog.

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