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Let Sleeping Cops Lie (1988)
"Ne réveillez pas un flic qui dort" (original title)

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Eugéne Grindel
Michel Serrault ...
Roger Scatti
Xavier Deluc ...
Lutz
Patrick Catalifo ...
Pèret
Raymond Gérôme ...
Cazalieres
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Le Stéphanois
Roxan Gould ...
Jennifer
Stéphane Jobert ...
Spiero
Consuelo De Haviland ...
Corinne
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Latueva
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Stoedler
Dominique Valera ...
Valles
Bruno Raffaelli ...
Zelleim
Nar Sene ...
Touré
Daniel Milgram ...
Danet
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This movie tells the story of a group of right-wing cops have begun carrying out vigilante justice on drug dealers and other crime figures who might otherwise avoid punishment for their misdeeds. Police inspector Grindel (Delon) understands the feelings which motivate these deeds, but does not approve. However, he is not highly motivated to put an end to the group's activities until it begins to appear that they are now attacking fellow cops for reasons which are unclear. Grindel sets to work to uncover the culprits, and in a climactic scene, confronts his colleague Scatti Written by Ørnås

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Panther II - Eiskalt wie Feuer  »

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Never wake a cop.....
17 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

.... to watch this movie!And never wake anyone! Artistically,it represents one of the lowest points Alain Delon was to reach.

Frederic Fajardie's screenplay (I have not read his novel)is abysmal.And however the subject was vital,considering the rise of the far right which again will be a terrifying threat in France's 2007 elections ,as it was in 2002.

The problem lies in the fact that the far-right cops'"ideas" of Pinheiro's film are not well-defined.Their ideology is vague -the commies seem to be their main target (Feodor Atkine's character)-but we do know that their scapegoats are numerous from the Arabs to the Jews to the homosexuals .Here they seem to be baddies,period ;it is as mindless as a Van Damme movie .

The plot accumulates violence and killings.The story is full of implausibilities:One of Delon's colleagues is actually one of those villains;unbeknownst to his superior,he takes a break and shoots a guy -Serge Regianni,what a shame to reduce this legendary actor to that- on a merry-go-round.But the dead "strikes back" and goes on killing people on the carousel;no,it's not the return of "stranger on a train"!The ridiculous happy end comes at the most awkward moment or to give Delon a chance to shine ,so to speak.

Take to your heels!


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