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Il était une fois un flic... (1972)

For a special mission to destroy drug dealers in Nice, hardcore bachelor inspector Campana has to don the role of a married man with a child. He adjusts himself well but will have to fight a lot before being able to achieve final victory.

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Le commissaire Lucas (as Michel Lonsdale)
Daniel Ivernel ...
Ligmann
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Christine
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Felice
Giuliano Esperanti ...
(as Giuliano Disperati)
Hervé Hillien ...
Bertrand
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Le commissaire Chauvet / Superintendent in Nice
Henri Guybet ...
Un inspecteur
Phyllis Major ...
Marianne Halifax
Jean-Jacques Moreau
Charles Southwood ...
Un agent du Narcotic Bureau
Robert Castel ...
Rodriguez
Dado Crostarosa
Jean Luisi ...
Le 2ème chauffeur de taxi
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For a special mission to destroy drug dealers in Nice, hardcore bachelor inspector Campana has to don the role of a married man with a child. He adjusts himself well but will have to fight a lot before being able to achieve final victory.

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11 February 1972 (France)  »

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Astynomiki istoria  »

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Don't miss, at the seventy third minute, the short appearance of three seconds of Alain Delon as a cameo. He rings at the apartment door where Mireille Darc and her co star Constantin live. His name is not in the credits lines. See more »

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Il était une fois Mariana
composed by Eddie Vartan
lyrics by Nanette Workman
performed by Nanette Workman
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Constantin at his best
13 February 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie is a mixture between gangster movie and comedy. Georges Lautner created a typical french comedy with quite a good portion of violence, drugs, sex and sarcasm.

Michel Constantin plays Campana, a commissar at the drugs bureau of Paris police. He gets an undercover job in Nice to catch an Italian-french mafia boss. As he slips into the identity of a gangster's brother, who was already killed, he has to play the role of a loving husband with child - something that is not so easy for a confirmed single like Campana. Unfortunately American killers chase behind the Nice mafia clan too, in order to get control of french drug trades to USA.

Constantin played Campana very cool, a silent hero that struggles against the police in Nice, the Nice mafia clan, the American killers and American police from the Bureau against Narcotics and dangerous Drugs (BND). There are a lot of sarcastic elements that bases on the French - American "friendship" - very funny for all Europeans.

All in all a great movie to have fun and a good time. Set in scene perfectly by Lautner.


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