Taglines: Their first drive could be their last.
Two young boys, Travis and Harrison, are walking through a field. Cursing as they walk, they come to a barbed wire fence and take turns climbing through it. While continuing their walk they come across a cop car in a lightly wooded area. Travis dares Harrison to touch the cop car. He refuses, so Travis touches it first, saying that if he does it so does Harrison.
After realizing that there’s no one in the car, the boys try opening the doors. Harrison finds that the driver’s side door is open and Travis hops in. The boys play around in the car until Travis hits the visor and the car keys fall into his lap. He starts the car and the boys both hop out and take off. Once they realize no one is around, Travis gets back in the car and puts it into drive. Harrison hops in and they take off, driving wildly through the open field.
The next scene takes place earlier: a cop car pulls up and we see Sheriff Kretzer (Kevin Bacon) get out of the car. He takes a sip of root beer before placing it on the hood of his car. He removes some of his uniform and grabs a bag from the back seat. We see him lay a tarp on the ground and he pulls a body from the trunk. Kretzer struggles to drag the body deep into the wooded area and stops when he realizes that one of the shoes fell off the foot of the corpse. He drops the body into a hole before emptying a bag of quicklime into the hole. He starts walking back towards his car only to realize it’s no longer there. Kretzer makes a call to the police station, telling the dispatcher his radio is down and he can be reached on his cell.
Harrison starts playing with the radio before asking Travis for a chance to drive. They come to a locked gate that Harrison uses the car to break through. Travis tries to get Harrison to go as fast as they can before he jumps into the driver’s seat himself. They take off, just missing a woman in an oncoming lane.
Cop Car is an American road thriller film directed by Jon Watts and written by Jon Watts and Christopher Ford. The film stars Kevin Bacon, Shea Whigham, Camryn Manheim, James Freedson-Jackson, and Hays Wellford. The film was released in theaters on August 7, 2015, by Focus World.
Directed by: Jon Watts
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Shea Whigham, Camryn Manheim, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Kathleen Bentley
Screenplay by: Jon Watts
Production Design by: Michael Powsner
Cinematography by: Matthew J. Lloyd, Larkin Seiple
Film Editing by: Megan Brooks. Andrew Hasse
Costume Design by: Ruby Katilius
Art Direction by: Nate Oldham
Music by: Phil Mossman
MPAA Rating: R for language, violence and brief drug use.
Studio: Focus Warld
Release Date: August 7, 2015