Based on James Ellroy's novel Blood on the Moon
, COP is a grim, modern-day film noir starring James Woods as Lloyd Hopkins, the most obsessive, vile and amoral cop since Ralph Meeker played Mike Hammer in Robert Aldrich's KISS ME DEADLY. Coproduced by Woods, and written and directed by
his friend James B. Harris (who produced Stanley Kubrick's THE KILLING, PATHS OF GLORY and LOLITA), COP combines brutal violence with a self-mocking sense of black humor.
Its action is set in a Los Angeles overwhelmed by hypocrisy, cynicism and sleaze, where Woods, an inveterate loner who is one of the LAPD's best detectives, finds himself investigating a murder he believes...