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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Choucas
... Charlotte
... Coccioli
Jean-Pierre Darras ... Commissaire Chauffard
Xavier Depraz ... Kasper
Jacques Rispal ... Professeur Bachhoffer
Gérard Hérold ... Pradier (as Gerard Herold)
Pierre Belot ... Jude, le pharmacien
Annick Alane ... Isabelle Pigot
Pascale Roberts ... Renée Mouzon
Jean Barney ... Le premier ricaneur
Etienne Chicot ... Le second ricaneur
Willy Holt ... L'homme qui a tué Fanch Tanguy
... Haymann
Michel Berreur ... Pérez
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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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Dedicated by Alain Delon to "J-P M.", aka director Jean-Pierre Melville. See more »

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[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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A true representative of French cinema made in eighties.
2 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

French cinema of nineteen eighties was known for its numerous popular films which gave a new dimension to box office collections."Pour La Peau D'Un Flic" is one such film which is not so much known by ordinary film viewers both in France and elsewhere.This might have something to do with the manner in which this film was distributed. It is sure that loyal Alain Delon fans would be aware that this film marked the beginning of his directorial career in 1981.Alain Delon gives one of his career's finest performances as a detective who would go to any length in order to bring cold blooded criminals to justice.As a film director he has not fought shy of portraying what ails police forces in France.In "Pour La Peau D'Un Flic",policemen are shown as real human beings with their fair share of weaknesses.Alain Delon's acting performance has too many shades of similarities with American actor Al Pacino although it would be politically incorrect to suggest such a comparison.This is a good film for all those people who would like to see Alain Delon both as an actor as well as a director in a same film.


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