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Flic Story (1972)

Il était une fois un flic... (original title)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Astynomiki istoria  »

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1.66 : 1
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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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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Il était une fois un tueur
composed by Nanette Workman
lyrics by Nanette Workman
performed by Nanette Workman
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This is an enjoyable action cum comedy film directed by Georges Lautner about cops and gangsters.
27 September 2015 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

French director Georges Lautner had always remained faithful to his image as a director of comedy films.It is with a lot of nostalgia that fans remember films such as 'Les Tontons Flingueurs', 'Le Guignolo', 'Joyeuses Pâques' etc.However,his impressive filmography is also full of films where he combined comedy with crime in order to give viewers something more to enjoy than mere laughter.'There was once a cop' is one such film which makes good use of French city Nice as the setting for a comedy film with shades of action about a tough cop who transforms into a family man in order to get desired results.Director Georges Lautner ensures that there is a good balance between action, comedy and suspense in his film.For this reason,he extracts good performances from actors namely Michel Constantin,Michel Lonsdale and Mireille Darc.He also got invaluable support from screen writer Francis Veber for devising comedy scenes.Lastly,this is a very useful film to understand the mechanism of French police especially in the context of special missions.


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