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Ronde de nuit (1984)

With the help of journalist Diane Castelain, Parisian police inspectors Leo Gorce and Gu Arenas are trying to solve the murder of a member of the French Parliament, but some dangerous powerful people try to make sure that doesn't happen.

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Jean-Claude Missiaen (screenplay), Jean-Claude Missiaen (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Lanvin ... L'inspecteur Gu Arenas - qui enquête sur le meurtre d'un député
Eddy Mitchell ... L'inspecteur Léo Gorce - l'ami et coéquipier de Gu
Françoise Arnoul ... Diane Castelain - une journaliste
Raymond Pellegrin ... Sissia Carpelli - le propriétaire d'un tripot
Lisette Malidor Lisette Malidor ... Mara - l'exécutrice
Gérard Desarthe Gérard Desarthe ... Lucien Segalen dit 'Le Brestois' - un truand maladroit
Amélie Prévost Amélie Prévost ... Christine - la compagne de Léo
Lucas Belvaux ... Laurent - un jeune journalsite
Pierre Londiche Pierre Londiche ... Raoul Favreau - un promoteur
Jean-Claude Bouillaud Jean-Claude Bouillaud ... Jérôme Martineau - un fonctionnaire municipal
Roland Amstutz Roland Amstutz ... Le commissaire Verdier
Michèle Sand Michèle Sand ... L'attachée de cabinet
Marc Chapiteau Marc Chapiteau ... Didier Permejat - le chef des squatters
Louis Navarre Louis Navarre ... Bruno Lahire - un administrateur de biens
Marc de Jonge Marc de Jonge ... Roland Bauchaud - un mécanicien d'extrême droite
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With the help of journalist Diane Castelain, Parisian police inspectors Leo Gorce and Gu Arenas are trying to solve the murder of a member of the French Parliament, but some dangerous powerful people try to make sure that doesn't happen.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 January 1984 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Night Patrol See more »

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Color (Fujicolor)
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"Ronde de Nuit" ("Night Patrol") is one of two 1984 movies called "Night Patrol" with the other title being an American comedy Night Patrol (1984) that got released after the box office success of Police Academy (1984). See more »

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References Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) See more »

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night rounds
25 January 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

At the time ,pop singer Eddy Mitchell had his own emission "la Dernière Séance " (=the last picture show): once a week ,he bestowed on his audience two American films of the fifties or the forties;he had a sense of humor and a perfect knowledge of the American cinema which he loved.When he called it a day ,about fifteen years ago,it was a major loss for French TV ,which has become almost unwatchable nowadays.

So to play the part of Leo Gorce ,a cop who is also a cine buff and who keeps on repeating quotations of American classic thrillers of the golden era during the whole story,why not Eddy Mitchell?The problem is that Mitchell is a fairly good singer,a marvelous emcee when it came to presenting a movie to his ecstatic audience,but as an actor,as I cannot say something nice....Unfortunately he plays opposite Gerard Lanvin,whose first quality was not artistic ambition-his career can be quickly summed up : "Une Semaine de Vacances" (Tavernier) and "Une Etrange Affaire (Granier-Deferre) ;the rest is eminently forgettable.

Lanvin and Mitchell investigate and they find that " politics+money= "minefield"",which the average viewer did not suspect of course.Missiaen ,the director ,tried to sound "American" and his film is a turkey.


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