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Un Flic -- They're on opposite sides of the law and they share the same woman in this crime drama starring Alain Delon, Richard Crenna, and Catherine Deneuve.


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1975 (USA) See more »
Bank robbery in small town ends with one of the robbers being wounded. The loot from the robbery is just an asset for the even more spectacular heist... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Jean-Pierre Melville 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean-Pierre Melville 

Produced by
Robert Dorfmann .... producer
Original Music by
Michel Colombier 
Cinematography by
Walter Wottitz 
Film Editing by
Patricia Nény 
Production Design by
Théobald Meurisse  (as Théo Meurisse)
Set Decoration by
Pierre Charron 
Costume Design by
Colette Baudot 
Makeup Department
Michel Deruelle .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jean Drouin .... unit manager
Phillip Kenny .... unit production manager
Pierre Saint-Blancat .... production manager (as Pierre Saint Blancat)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-François Delon .... first assistant director
Bernard Girardot .... trainee assistant director
Marc Grunebaum .... assistant director
Philippe Martin .... trainee assistant director
Pierre Tati .... second assistant director
Art Department
René Albouze .... property master
Enrique Sonois .... assistant production designer
Sound Department
André Hervée .... sound recordist
Maurice Laumain .... sound editor
Jean Nény .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
André Domage .... camera operator
Valery Ivanow .... first assistant camera (as Valéry Ivanow)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yves Saint-Laurent .... costume designer: Catherine Deneuve's black dress
Editorial Department
Marie-Josée Audiard .... assistant editor (as Marie-José Audiard)
Sophie Tatischeff .... assistant editor (as Sophie Tati)
Other crew
Phillip Kenny .... location manager
Florence Moncorgé-Gabin .... script girl (as Florence Moncorgé)
Georges Pansu .... title designer
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Un flic" - France (original title)
"A Cop" - International (English title) (literal title)
"Dirty Money" - USA (DVD box title)
"Dirty Money (Un flic)" - USA (DVD title)
"The Cop" - International (English title) (literal title)
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98 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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The opening shot closely resembles Hokusai's famous woodcut "The Wave".See more »
Commissaire Edouard Coleman:The only feelings mankind has ever inspired in policemen are those of indifference and derision.See more »
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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
very stylish, 15 December 2005
Author: RanchoTuVu from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

What takes place occurs in a determined and efficient manner, and things don't always go according to plan, but the participants resolutely carry out their assignments. The opening bank robbery is a prime example: a taciturn group of five men led by Richard Crenna rob a seaside bank on a very windy and rainy day. They're all business, from the drive up the street, to each member leaving the car at timed intervals, into the rain and wind, and walking into the bank. When the job starts to go bad, they finish as best they can and drive off into the storm. Later, Crenna is lowered from a helicopter onto a moving train in the middle of the night in order to rob a bag man of the drugs he's carrying. No one says a word, it's all action. It may be laughably fake looking, but it's done very seriously, even when Crenna combs his hair not out of vanity but in order to look less suspicious. This is the mood Melville perfected and Walter Hill recreated so well in The Driver. It's very stripped down, deliberate, and spontaneous. The actors don't say too much, the violence is extremely matter of fact, and everyone goes off into the sunset in their own existential worlds if they don't die first. Which isn't to say that there isn't a story here, there is, one concerning Crenna and cop Alain Delon, and Catherine Denueve, and enough character development to flesh out Crenna's associates quite well, each of them, while also providing for a great dancing scene in Crenna's night club, his strained friendship with Delon, Delon's almost fatalistic approach to policing, all done without the benefit of many words, just a director with a certain style and aesthetic, a very good camera man, and a nice soundtrack.

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