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Victim of manipulation, Cop Choucas is wanted for two murders and searched for by every cop in town.

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Daniel Ceccaldi ...
Jean-Pierre Darras ...
Commissaire Chauffard
Xavier Depraz ...
Jacques Rispal ...
Professeur Bachhoffer
Gérard Hérold ...
Pradier (as Gerard Herold)
Pierre Belot ...
Jude, le pharmacien
Annick Alane ...
Isabelle Pigot
Pascale Roberts ...
Renée Mouzon
Jean Barney ...
Le premier ricaneur
Etienne Chicot ...
Le second ricaneur
Willy Holt ...
L'homme qui a tué Fanch Tanguy
Michel Auclair ...
Michel Berreur ...
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In Paris, the ex-cop Choucas is a private detective that works with a mysterious partner, Tarpon, and the secretary Charlotte. He is presently working in an embezzlement case of an employee of the pharmacist Jude. When the middle-aged Isabelle Pigot hires him to investigate the disappearance of her blind twenty year-old daughter Marthe Pigot that worked at the Drillard Foundation for blinds, the Police Inspector Coccioli seeks Choucas out and asks him to drop the case. But Choucas proceeds with the investigation and schedules an encounter with Isabelle in a square, but she is murdered with a shot on the forehead. Chouca continues to investigate and soon the dirty Chief Inspector Madrier tries to kill Chouca, but he is only wounded and kills the inspector in self-defense. Then two criminals abduct Chouca but he succeeds to escape. He meets his secret partner, the retired Chief of Police Haymann, and Charlotte and they disclose a case of narcotics. Further, Choucas learns that he has ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Dedicated by Alain Delon to "J-P M.", aka director Jean-Pierre Melville. See more »

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watchable Delon thriller
28 July 1999 | by (Stuttgart, Germany) – See all my reviews

Ex-cop is after a drug pusher gang. Completely average thriller starring and directed by Alain Delon. If you don't feel like losing or winning anything, watch this film. A short cameo by beautiful French actress Brigitte Lahaie might get many a heart pumping. Apart from that, the movie isn't too exciting. At least it's not really boring.


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