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My New Partner (1984)
"Les ripoux" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  8 March 1985 (USA)
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Rene is a "ripou", a rotten cop who makes ends meet by accepting bribes, presents and free drinks from the people he should be putting in jail. When his partner retires, he must team up ... See full summary »

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Régine ...
Simone
Grace De Capitani ...
Claude Brosset ...
Vidal
Albert Simono ...
Inspecteur Leblanc
Julien Guiomar ...
Commissaire Bloret
Henri Attal ...
Dédé la Mitraille
Abou Bakar ...
Le noir 'Cartier'
Pierre Baton ...
Le procureur
Bernard Bijaoui ...
Camoun
Jean-Claude Bouillaud ...
Un gardien
Julien Bukowski ...
Le chauffeur de benne à ordures
François Cadet ...
L'hôtelier Louxor
Jocelyn Canoen ...
Le patron de la société de transports
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Rene is a "ripou", a rotten cop who makes ends meet by accepting bribes, presents and free drinks from the people he should be putting in jail. When his partner retires, he must team up with Francois, a young police school graduate with a righteous attitude. He is hard to break and Rene has to trick him. He introduces Francois to a charming girl and forgets to mention she's a prostitute. Now Rene has something against Francois he can use in case his partner should want to reveal Rene's little commerce with the underworld. The partners ultimately become friends, get one another out of a tough situation, and manage to gather enough money to buy Rene his lifelong dream: a small café near the horse tracks. Written by Khandoma

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Needs Subtitles
1 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I purchased the DVD box set of Les Ripoux and Ripoux Contre Ripoux, its first sequel (there is now a third, Ripoux 3). To my horror, it only has the French language track, no English anything, to include subtitles. The had subtitles in the theater, so is it a French government plot that they cannot put them on DVD? Otherwise, I'll say that Les Ripoux is one of the best French comedies of all time, along with Grand blond avec une chaussure noire, "The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe", and its sequel. Which I would also like to have if I could get subtitles for them! (For those who have seen the Tom Hanks version of the latter, while funny, I found it to be too Americanized and think the original version was better.)


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