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Inspector Blunder (1980)

Inspecteur la Bavure (original title)
The clumsy son of a deceased police hero joins the police and his task is to protect a reporter from the most famous gangster of Paris.


Claude Zidi




Cast overview, first billed only:
Coluche ... L'inspecteur Michel Clément / L'inspecteur Jules Clément
Gérard Depardieu ... Roger Morzini - l'ennemi public N°1 (as Depardieu)
Dominique Lavanant ... Marie-Anne Prossant - une journaliste
Julien Guiomar ... Le commissaire-divisionnaire Vermillot
Alain Mottet Alain Mottet ... Dumeze - le directeur de la police
François Perrot ... Louis Prossant
Jean Bouchaud Jean Bouchaud ... Inspecteur Zingo
Clément Harari Clément Harari ... Dr. Haquenbusch
Philippe Khorsand ... Le satyre Alphonse Rouchard
Martin Lamotte ... Inspecteur Gaffuri
Dany Saval ... L'antiquaire
Hubert Deschamps ... Inspecteur Marcel Watrin
Marthe Villalonga ... Marthe Clément
Richard Anconina ... Philou
Féodor Atkine ... Merlino, le photographe


The clumsy son of a deceased police hero joins the police and his task is to protect a reporter from the most famous gangster of Paris.

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Comedy | Crime


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Dr Haquenbusch, the plastic surgeon who changes Morzini's appearance, is certainly named after Dr Hugo Z Hackenbush, the horse doctor played by Groucho Marx in "A Day at the Races". See more »


References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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Great French movie
15 November 2004 | by DitaMorgieSee all my reviews

Inspecteur La Bavure is the kind of movie you would show to kids so they'd learn something about French culture (Depardieu, Coluche, ...) but it's also a good and funny way to learn French ! Although I'm almost 21 and I still enjoy that kind of movies.

If you like De Funes, you'll surely like Coluche's movies.

It's the story about a cop who's really clumsy and gets himself into a lot of trouble. It's got that fabulous 'old' French humour in it. What I mean with 'old' is like de Funes or Pierre Richard. The new kind would be 'Mission Cleopatre'.

People has got to know who Coluche is. He's one of this people that made it by being themselves and who did a lot for the others (just take a look at Les Restos du Coeur - association which organizes once a year a big concert and a tour with a bunch of famous French actors and singers and with the money they collect they buy food for the poorer)

Anyway if you want to spend a nice evening without too much thinking I recommend it.

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3 December 1980 (France) See more »

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Fajtłapa See more »

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