Cop on the Edge IX: Prelude to Justice
Running: 75 mins approx.
Category: Action / Comedy
Format: Hi-8 / Betacam
Stars: Darren Jamieson, Edward Keaton, Nick Murray, Marijan Hubert von Staufer.
Directors: Edward Keaton, Darren Jamieson, Nick Murray.
The streets of LA are tough, they need a tough cop, ‘Jake Cop’.
Shot in Newport, South Wales, but set in LA (go figure), ‘Cop 9’ tells the story of maverick Los Angeles police detective ‘Jake Cop’ and his attempts to catch the murderer of his long time trusted partner ‘Jimmy’ by the evil Colombian drug baron ‘Sanchez Conchita Gonzalez’.
The film opens with a black and white flashback sequence set on the top of one of Newport’s, I mean La.’s, highest buildings. A violent shoot-out sees Jimmy plummeting to his death and Sanchez escaping from Jake’s wrath, thus setting up the rest of the film for a cliché fest of truly spoof proportions. Will Jake wrestle with his guilt and catch the bad guys, how many times will Jimmy appear in flashbacks, and more to the point, who wrote this garbage?
When they made ‘Cop on the Edge IX: Prelude to justice’ they not only broke the mold, they smashed it deliberately.