Maniac Cop 2 (1990)

35mm film, colour
Dolby SR, English

An American horror film directed by William Lustig.

Plot Summary

Officer Matt Cordell returns from the dead seeking against those who killed him in prison. No-one on the force is willing to accept the legend of the Maniac Cop, except for Sean McKinney who alone must find Cordell and stop him.


Director: William Lustig
Medusa Pictures, The Movie House Sales Company Ltd, Fadd Enterprises Inc
Executive Producers: David Hodgins, Frank D'Alessio
Producers: Larry Cohen, John S. Engel
Associate Producer: Anthony De Felice
Script: Larry Cohen
Director of Photography: James Lemmo
Editor: David Kern
Music: Jay Chattaway
Production Sound Mixer: Steven J. Rogers
Special Effects Coordinator: Matt Vogel
Special Make-up Effects: Dean Gates
Production Designers: Gene Abel, Charles M. Lagola

Robert Davi (Sean McKinney)
Claudia Christian (Susan Riley)
Michael Lerner (Edward Doyle)
Bruce Campbell (Jack Forrest)
Laurene Landon (Teresa Mallory)
Robert Z'Dar (Matt Cordell)
Clarence Williams III (Blum)
Leo Rossi (Turkell)
Lou Bonacki (Detective Lovejoy)
Paula Trickey (Cheryl)
Charles Napier (Lew Brady)
Santos Morales (store clerk)
Robert Earl Jones (Harry)
Andrew Hill Newman (citizen)
Ángel Salazar (traffic officer)
Vincent Russo (cab driver)
Hank Garrett (Tom O'Henton)
Bo Dietl (Detective)
Charlie Alfano (colour guard)
Kurek Ashley ( officer 1)

Alternative Titles

Maniac cop – Il poliziotto maniaco – Italy
Maniakalny gliniarz 2 – Poland
Mielipuoli kyttä 2 – Finland
Poliziotto sadico – Italy

Sequel to
Maniac Cop (1988)

Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1992)



  • Fantasynopsis no.4 p.48 – review


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror (2nd edition) p.473 – credits, review
  • The Films of the Nineties: A Complete, Qualitative Filmography of Over 3000 Feature-Length English Language Films, Theatrical and Video-Only, Released Between January 1, 1990, and December 31, 1999 by Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn L. Nowlan p.349
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.311
  • Horror Films of the 1990s by John Kenneth Muir pp.109-110
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film , Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.328