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Pour la peau d'un flic (1981)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Romance | 9 September 1981 (France)
Victim of manipulation, Cop Choucas is wanted for two murders and searched for by every cop in town.

Director:

Alain Delon

Writers:

Jean-Patrick Manchette (novel), Alain Delon (scenario & adaptation) (as A. Delon) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Delon ... Choucas
Anne Parillaud ... Charlotte
Daniel Ceccaldi ... Coccioli
Jean-Pierre Darras ... Commissaire Chauffard
Xavier Depraz Xavier Depraz ... Kasper
Jacques Rispal Jacques Rispal ... Professeur Bachhoffer
Gérard Hérold Gérard Hérold ... Pradier (as Gerard Herold)
Pierre Belot Pierre Belot ... Jude, le pharmacien
Annick Alane Annick Alane ... Isabelle Pigot
Pascale Roberts ... Renée Mouzon
Jean Barney Jean Barney ... Le premier ricaneur
Etienne Chicot ... Le second ricaneur
Willy Holt Willy Holt ... L'homme qui a tué Fanch Tanguy
Michel Auclair ... Haymann
Michel Berreur Michel Berreur ... Pérez
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Storyline

In Paris, the ex-cop Choucas is a private detective that works with a mysterious partner, Tarpon, and the secretary Charlotte. He is presently working in an embezzlement case of an employee of the pharmacist Jude. When the middle-aged Isabelle Pigot hires him to investigate the disappearance of her blind twenty year-old daughter Marthe Pigot that worked at the Drillard Foundation for blinds, the Police Inspector Coccioli seeks Choucas out and asks him to drop the case. But Choucas proceeds with the investigation and schedules an encounter with Isabelle in a square, but she is murdered with a shot on the forehead. Chouca continues to investigate and soon the dirty Chief Inspector Madrier tries to kill Chouca, but he is only wounded and kills the inspector in self-defense. Then two criminals abduct Chouca but he succeeds to escape. He meets his secret partner, the retired Chief of Police Haymann, and Charlotte and they disclose a case of narcotics. Further, Choucas learns that he has ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 September 1981 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

To Kill a Cop See more »

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Production Co:

Adel Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Mireille Darc, who was Alain Delon's girlfriend at the time, is briefly seen crossing a street. See more »

Goofs

[Around 01:03:xx] When Choucas avoid the police road blocking, the white BMW which is chasing him crashes in a Renault 5 and we can clearly see that its right front broke on the impact. A few seconds later, as they still chase Choucas (who takes the highway on the wrong way), the BMW is undamaged. See more »

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References Vera Cruz (1954) See more »

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Petite fleur
Written by Sidney Bechet and Fernand Bonifay
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Fast paced and unexpectedly funny crime drama
30 July 2003 | by neil57See all my reviews

Despite some extreme violence (shootings at close range, rape of one of the main characters), there is a surprising amount of humor in this picture. I wonder if this was Delon's way of moving away from the sometimes humorless approach taken in his films with J-P Melville. It also features a nice performance by a very young Anne Parillaud.


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