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Cop Land Details


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. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

  • Release date:August 15, 1997


Sylvester Stallone
as Freddy Heflin
Harvey Keitel
as Ray Donlan
Ray Liotta
as Gary Figgis
Robert De Niro
as Moe Tilden
Peter Berg
as Joey Randone
Janeane Garofalo
as Dep. Cindy Betts
Robert Patrick
as Jack Rucker
Michael Rapaport
as Murray Babitch
Cathy Moriarty
as Rose Donlan
Annabella Sciorra
as Liz Randone
Noah Emmerich
as Deputy Bill Geisler
Deborah Harry
as Delores
John Spencer
as Leo Crasky
Frank Vincent
as PDA President Lassaro
Arthur Nascarella
as Detective Carson
Malik Yoba
as Detective Carson


James Mangold
Cathy Konrad
Ezra Swerdlow
Cary Woods
James Mangold
Eric Alan Edwards
Howard Shore
Composer (Music Score)
Craig McKay
Lester Cohen
Production Designer
Wing Lee
Art Director
Kerry Orent
Kevin King
Associate Producer
Richard Miller
Associate Producer
Christopher Goode
Associate Producer
Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer
Meryl Poster
Executive Producer
Karin Wiesel
Set Designer
Ellen Lutter
Costume Designer
Allan Byer
Sound/Sound Designer
Vebe Borge
First Assistant Director
Henry Alex Rubin
Second Unit Director
Jery Hewitt
Stunts Coordinator