One Tough Cop is a 1998 American action crime film. It was directed by Bruno Barreto and written by Jeremy Iacone. The movie stars Stephen Baldwin as the protagonist and first-person narrator Bo Dietl, a real-life New York City detective who wrote the book that the film is based on. Chris Penn costars as Dietl's partner. Gina Gershon, Mike McGlone and Paul Guilfoyle also play key roles.

One Tough Cop
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Directed byBruno Barreto
Produced byMichael Bregman
Martin Bregman
Screenplay byJeremy Iacone
Based onOne Tough Cop: The Bo Dietl Story
by Bo Dietl and Ken Gross
Music byBruce Broughton
CinematographyRon Fortunato
Edited byRay Hubley
Distributed byStratosphere Entertainment
Release date
  • October 9, 1998 (1998-10-09) (United States)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$ 1,223,034

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Detective Bo Dietl and his partner investigate the rape and murder of a nun. Meanwhile, Dietl learns that his partner has a gambling problem, and is in debt to loan sharks.


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