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Apparently shot to pad out Maniac Cop for Japanese TV, these additional scenes flesh out the official response coming from "New York's Fighting Mayor" Jerry Killium (Ken Lerner), including Cordell's ultimate revenge, which takes place immediately after his dip in the East River, the scene that ends the theatrical cut. It is interesting to note that the Mayor's assistant is played by Leo Rossi, who would later play Turkell in Maniac Cop 2. Michael Lerner, Ken Lerner's brother, would also appear in Maniac Cop 2, as Deputy Commissioner Edward Doyle.

The DVD by Optimum Releasing is the extended version of Maniac Cop and has these scenes. This is the version of Maniac Cop I've watched the most. I was a bit put off by the Blu-ray because it's the theatrical cut and doesn't have these scenes. Yeah, these scenes featuring Mayor Killium are unnecessary filler, but Ken Lerner gives a fun performance and the ending is more satisfying with Cordell killing the Mayor.

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