This gritty police drama shows us the underbelly of the Parisian drug trade. Lulu is a tough streetwise narcotics cop who, like a Frank Serpico or a Dirty Harry Callahan, doesn't play by ... See full summary »

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Didier Bezace ...
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Dodo
Charlotte Kady ...
Marie
Jean-Roger Milo ...
Manuel
Nils Tavernier ...
Vincent
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Antoine
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Cécile Garcia-Fogel ...
Kathy Marguet
Claude Brosset ...
Adore
Fabrice Roux ...
Toulouse
Jean-Luc Abel ...
J.P.
Martial ...
Rambo
Jacky Pratoussy ...
Mario (as Jacques Pratoussy)
Didier Castello ...
Willy
Jacques Rosny ...
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This gritty police drama shows us the underbelly of the Parisian drug trade. Lulu is a tough streetwise narcotics cop who, like a Frank Serpico or a Dirty Harry Callahan, doesn't play by the rules or kowtow to his weak and/or corrupt superiors. Lulu thrives in this violent world, where sheer guts can overcome his squad's deficiencies of money and equipment. Despite the ruthless environment that he lives and works in every day, he still manages somehow to maintain his humanity. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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9 September 1992 (France)  »

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Auf offener Straße  »

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Bertrand Tavernier co-wrote this anti-drugs film with a Drug Squad detective, and dedicated it to his ex-heroin addict son. See more »

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Cecile: You have no friends, they're all informants.
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References My New Partner (1984) See more »

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excellent movie
8 December 1999 | by (Lyons, France) – See all my reviews

The story is about policemen who work in a "commissariat" in Paris, France. They have to do their job everyday, running after little robbers or little drug dealers... The movie is very far from police stories we can see everyday in others movies, with great detectives, mafias... In fact, Bertrand Tavernier, with the help of an ancient policeman for the scenario, tries to catch policemen every day work, with their little problems with the hierarchy... I think this movie is the most "real" about police problems in France.


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