When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit of the councilman, Lardatte, gets him a warning from his superiors. When he embarrasses Lardatte while disarming a hostage (the dead volunteer's father), Verjeat is told he's being transferred within a week. He speeds up his hunt for the goon and, with Lefévre, one of his young detectives, he engineers a complicated scheme to buy more time before the transfer. How should Verjeat play out his values of honor and duty?
Did You Know?
It was the first and only time Patrick Dewaere accepted to play a cop in a movie. He played a judge 2 years later in 'Le juge Fayard dit le sheriff' See more
Les Poulets À L'Hopital
Written and Performed by Philippe Sarde
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