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Un Flic (1972)

Un flic (original title)
After a shaky first heist, a group of thieves plan an even more elaborate- and more risky- second heist.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Delon ... Commissaire Edouard Coleman
Richard Crenna ... Simon
Catherine Deneuve ... Cathy
Riccardo Cucciolla ... Paul Weber
Michael Conrad ... Louis Costa
Paul Crauchet ... Morand
Simone Valère ... Paul's wife
André Pousse ... Marc Albouis
Jean Desailly ... Distinguished gentleman who was robbed a statue
Valérie Wilson Valérie Wilson ... Gaby
Henri Marteau Henri Marteau ... Police officer instructor of shooting
Catherine Rethi Catherine Rethi
Louis Grandidier Louis Grandidier
Philippe Gasté Philippe Gasté ... Un policier
Dominique Zentar Dominique Zentar
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Storyline

Bank robbery in small town ends with one of the robbers being wounded. The loot from the robbery is just an asset for the even more spectacular heist. Simon, gang leader and Paris night club owner, must also deal with police comissaire Edouard Colemane, who happens to be his good friend. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 October 1972 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dirty Money See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,341, 21 April 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$48,040, 18 August 2013
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

While Alain Delon's character, Commissaire Coleman, examines a crime scene, we see a brief shot of a wall on which are inscribed several names including the one of his character in one of his previous collaborations with Jean-Pierre Melville: Jef Costello, the "hero" of Le Samouraï (1967). See more »

Goofs

A tag is visible on Coleman's black tie when he exits the private room at the club with Cathy and Simon. The tag is not there when he enters the room. See more »

Quotes

Commissaire Edouard Coleman: The only feelings mankind has ever inspired in policemen are those of indifference and derision.
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Connections

Referenced in Unmade Beds (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Chez Luce
Music by Michel Colombier
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'Dirty Money' is far from Melville's best, but I still think there's a lot to admire about it.
26 April 2004 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

'Dirty Money' was Jean-Pierre Melville's last movie and many people find it to be a great disappointment. Me, I quite like it. Sure it isn't the masterpiece we'd all wish it to be, but it's definitely worth watching. Alain Delon, the star of Melville's 'Le Samourai' (regarded by most fans as Melville's best movie along with 'Bob Le Flambeur'), plays Coleman, a detached cop who is having an affair with his friend Simon's girlfriend (Catherine Deneuve). Simon (Richard Crenna) is actually a thief, the leader of a small three man team. We see them commit two robberies, one is a bank near the sea in the brilliant opening sequence, the other an ambitious heist on a train involving a helicopter. This scene isn't as exciting as it should have been with budgetary constraints letting Melville down. The first robbery is a real stand out however and I recommend 'Dirty Money' for this if nothing else. The movie's dialogue and characterization are very minimalistic, and this is probably the main reason why many find it to be unsatisfying. The relationship between the three main characters is never explained or explored. Neither is the Coleman's with his informant, a beautiful transsexual. Melville doesn't spell things out, the viewer has to do the hard work, but I don't mind that at all. 'Dirty Money' is far from Melville's best, but I still think there's a lot to admire about it. Melville is an acknowledged influence on Truffaut, Jarmusch, Woo, Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson and his movies deserve to be better known.


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