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The French Detective (1975)

Adieu poulet (original title)
When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit... See full summary »

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Cast

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Le commissaire Verjeat
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L'inspecteur Lefèvre
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Pierre Lardatte
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Le contrôleur général Ledoux
Pierre Tornade ...
le commissaire Pignol
Françoise Brion ...
Marthe Rigaux, la patronne du bordel
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Le juge Delmesse
Michel Peyrelon ...
Roger
Claude Brosset ...
Antoine Portor
Gérard Hérold ...
l'inspecteur Moitrié
Gérard Dessalles ...
L'inspecteur Ransac
Jacques Rispal ...
Mercier
Patrick Feigelson ...
Louis
Jean-Yves Gautier ...
Letellier
Pierre Londiche ...
Jeanvier, l'indicateur au chien
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When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit of the councilman, Lardatte, gets him a warning from his superiors. When he embarrasses Lardatte while disarming a hostage (the dead volunteer's father), Verjeat is told he's being transferred within a week. He speeds up his hunt for the goon and, with Lefévre, one of his young detectives, he engineers a complicated scheme to buy more time before the transfer. How should Verjeat play out his values of honor and duty? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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11 March 1979 (USA)  »

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Visa d'exploitation en France #44331 See more »

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Referenced in Un jour, un destin: Patrick Dewaere: le dernier jour (2007) See more »

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Adieu Poulet (Générique De Fin)
Written and Performed by Philippe Sarde and Orchestra
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Good cop movie
28 September 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Cop movie was truly a big part of French cinema in the 60's and the 70's. And this one is true to the genre. Granier-Deferre is able to make us care for commissaire Vergeat, the cop who's ready to use unorthodox ways to catch the bad guy. But Vergeat's way of doing things gets him into trouble. He's got to play politics. Ah! poor Vergeat!

One last thing: Lino Ventura does a terrific job playing the commissaire.

Out of 100, I give Adieu Poulet 82. That's good for *** out of ****.

Seen at home, in Toronto, on September 11th, 2002.


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