The detectives of New York’s 87th precinct are horrified when one of their own is gunned down in cold blood, followed rapidly by the murder of his young partner, in this gritty first adaptation of Ed McBain’s best-selling crime novels.
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2 1/2 out of 5 stars. Cop Hater is a generally dull noirish crime drama with some eye candy (courtesy of Ellen Parker and Shirley Ballard) that would've seriously worn out its welcome if it were 1 minute longer. Seeing a young Robert Loggia, Vincent Gardenia and Jerry Orbach was probably the highlight but I had zero expectations. There are worse ways to spend 75 minutes.