Cop Car

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USA | 2015 | 88 minutes | Jon Watts

August 14 - 20, 2015

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Ends Thurs Aug 20
Kevin Bacon stars in this darkly comic thriller as a corrupt rural sheriff whose police cruiser has been stolen by two 10-year-olds looking for a joyride–leading to an intense pursuit with increasingly twisted results.

Two mischievous 10-year-old boys are playing in the Colorado wilderness when they stumble upon an abandoned police cruiser. With no owner in sight, they hop in for an impromptu joyride. But Sherriff Kretzer (Kevin Bacon, sporting a truly menacing moustache), doesn't appreciate his car being stolen, and he will do whatever it takes to retrieve his cop car. This humorous and tense modern noir from director Jon Watts plays out like a Coen Brothers version of childhood innocence lost: starting out feloniously lighthearted, then leading to a hard-boiled finale. Remember: leave sleeping cop cars be!

  • Director: Jon Watts
  • Principal Cast: Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Shea Whigham, Camryn Manheim
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 88 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Format: DCP