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L.627 (1992)

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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Bertrand Tavernier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Didier Bezace Didier Bezace ... Lucien 'Lulu' Marguet
Jean-Paul Comart ... Dodo
Charlotte Kady Charlotte Kady ... Marie
Jean-Roger Milo Jean-Roger Milo ... Manuel
Nils Tavernier Nils Tavernier ... Vincent
Philippe Torreton ... Antoine
Lara Guirao ... Cecile
Cécile Garcia-Fogel Cécile Garcia-Fogel ... Kathy Marguet
Claude Brosset Claude Brosset ... Adore
Fabrice Roux Fabrice Roux ... Toulouse
Jean-Luc Abel Jean-Luc Abel ... J.P.
Martial Martial ... Rambo
Jacky Pratoussy Jacky Pratoussy ... Mario (as Jacques Pratoussy)
Didier Castello Didier Castello ... Willy
Jacques Rosny Jacques Rosny ... Tulipe 4
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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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 September 1992 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Auf offener Straße See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

A journal of working on the film was written by Bertrand Tavernier and published in Projections Issue No. 2 which is published yearly. The journal section is called "I Wake Up, Dreaming: A Journal for 1992" and begins on page 252. See more »

Quotes

Lucien 'Lulu' Marguet: We just arrested a member of the major idiots gang, Rasta Deep Shit.
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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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personalities clash in war on drugs
8 February 2007 | by RanchoTuVuSee all my reviews

A police investigator specializes in busting as many narcotics dealers as he can, but aside from the sad fact that drugs seem to have permanently permeated society, his sincere efforts are often undermined by his own department superiors. Both aspects are very well dramatized. As well, he faces the problem in a more personal way because of his ambiguous relationship with a heroin addict prostitute. At one point his best street informant is exposed by one of the officers in his own police unit, who declares that "you can always find another one". Laying the groundwork, going from stakeout to stakeout and from slum to slum, the film has a gritty authenticity and the main character played by Didier Bezace makes a unique cop who actually believes in what he's doing.


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