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US Cop tied / bound on beach killed in ritual by fellow cops / powerful people in society (Late 80's)

I'm in the UK and saw this film years ago on Bravo. It was based in the US somewhere and I'm sure it was made in the late 1980's (I think it was 1988). I had a big movie guide book at the time and the first letter of the film's title began with a V or Y or one of the last letters of the alphabet as I kept searching for it in the guide but couldn't find it. The only scene I remember was this cop who had been investigating murders or something and he was on a sandy beach in the evening, tied up and unable to get away. Around him was a group of men / people with dark cloaks on and when they dropped their hoods the cop saw that they were fellow cops and people of power in society. One of the group took out a large knife and killed the cop and that was pretty much the end of the film.
asked Jun 4, 2017 in Name That Movie by CR_1994 (1 point)
Could it be "The Believers"?

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Spellbinder (1988)
answered Jun 5, 2017 by pori (661 points)