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Release Date:
1975 (USA) See more »
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Bank robbery in small town ends with one of the robbers being wounded. The loot from the robbery is just a asset for the even more spectacular heist... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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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
 
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Also Known As:
"Un flic" - France (original title)
"Dirty Money" - USA (DVD box title)
"Dirty Money (Un flic)" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
98 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
While Alain Delon's character, Commissaire Coleman, examines a crime scene, we see a brief shot of a wall on which are inscribed several names including the one of his character in one of his previous collaborations with Jean-Pierre Melville: Jef Costello, the "hero" of The Samurai (1967).See more »
Quotes:
Commissaire Edouard Coleman:I wasn't sure if he would commit suicide.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Samurai (1967)See more »
Soundtrack:
C'est Ainsi que les Choses ArriventSee more »

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29 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
From the sublime to the ridiculous, 24 July 2003
Author: StevieGB from London, England

Jean-Pierre Melville directed some great stuff and some awful stuff, but never did he manage to combine the two as he does in this movie. The opening twenty minute bank robbery in a near deserted seaside town in the pouring rain is amazing, probably the single best setpiece he ever directed. From then on, though, it's all pretty much downhill. Delon lacks his usual presence and appears to be on autopilot (in total contrast to Le Cercle Rouge and Le Samourai); it's a competent performance, but I've rarely seen an actor look so bored. Perhaps he was unsure about the almost total lack of dialogue in the film, which is a shame, as this is one of its few interesting plus points. Many of the scenes take place against obviously painted studio backdrops, which is especially grating given that the opening is so well done. And most laughably of all, the "highlight" of the film, a daring robbery in real time, in which a thief is dropped from a helicopter onto a moving train and then picked up again, is done with models, and looks like an amateurish version of Thunderbirds.

If someone could steal the opening sequence (or 'reference' it) and do the helicopter robbery properly, there's a good remake waiting to be done. Until then, we'll just have to settle for a great lesson in how to open a film.

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