One Tough Cop

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One Tough Cop
DVD cover
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Produced by Michael Bregman
Martin Bregman
Screenplay by Jeremy Iacone
Based on One Tough Cop: The Bo Dietl Story 
by Bo Dietl and Ken Gross
Starring Stephen Baldwin
Chris Penn
Gina Gershon
Mike McGlone
Music by Bruce Broughton
Cinematography Ron Fortunato
Edited by Ray Hubley
Distributed by Stratosphere Entertainment
Release dates
  • October 9, 1998 (1998-10-09) (United States)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $ 1,223,034

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.


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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