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Midnight Cop (Killing Blue)

Midnight Cop

Police Commissioner Alex Glass has been twisted into a sarcastic cynic by the hard luck story that is his life and by his daily contact with the lowlife criminals of Berlin's underground.

His new assistant, Shirly Mai, is an attractive and conscientious woman who embodies a quality of virtue that her boss gave up a long time ago. They have both been assigned to solve a series of gruesome murders that have been taking place in Berlin's drug and prostitution ganglands.

The prime suspect is George Miskowski, a pusher who supplies Berlin's brothels and hookers with cocaine and heroin. When he turns up dead, Miskowski's girlfriend, Lisa Ostermann, is the last chance Glass has to nail the killer ...


Peter Patzak was born in Vienna in 1945. He studied Psychology and Art History. A painter and conceptual artist, he lived in New York from 1968-1970, where he also worked for a TV station, making numerous 16 mm and video films before returning to Vienna. He is best known as the writer and director of the cult television series Kottan ermittelt (1976-1983). A selection of his other films includes: Kassbach (1978), The Uppercrust (Den Tuechtigen gehoert die Welt, 1981), Wahnfried - Richard und Cosima (1988), Der Joker (1988), Killing Blue - Midnight Cop (1988), Shanghai Hotel (1995), Promised Land (Gelobtes Land, 2000) and Zodiac Sign (Sternzeichen, 2002).
Genre Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 1988
Director Peter Patzak
Screenplay Lutz Scharwaechter
Cinematography Thoni Peschke
Michou Hutter
Carl Carlton, Bertram Engel
Cast Armin Mueller-Stahl, Morgan Fairchild
Production Companies Roxy Film/Munich, K. S. Film/Velden, Lisa-Film/Velden
Length 95 min
Format 35 mm, color
Dubbed Versions English
Original Version
 German

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