A moderately corrupt veteran policeman teaches the art of bribes to his young partner. The rookie turns out to be an extremely capable student, and soon overtakes the teacher.

Director:

Claude Zidi

Writers:

Didier Kaminka (dialogue), Simon Michaël (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Philippe Noiret ... René Boirond
Thierry Lhermitte ... François Lesbuche
Régine ... Simone
Grace de Capitani Grace de Capitani ... Natasha (as Grace De Capitani)
Claude Brosset Claude Brosset ... Vidal
Albert Simono Albert Simono ... Inspecteur Leblanc
Julien Guiomar ... Commissaire Bloret
Henri Attal Henri Attal ... Dédé la Mitraille
Abou Bakar Abou Bakar ... Le receleur de montres Cartier
Pierre Baton Pierre Baton ... Le procureur
Bernard Bijaoui Bernard Bijaoui ... Camoun
Jean-Claude Bouillaud Jean-Claude Bouillaud ... Un gardien
Julien Bukowski Julien Bukowski ... Le chauffeur de benne à ordures
François Cadet François Cadet ... L'hôtelier de l'hôtel Louxor
Jocelyn Canoen Jocelyn Canoen ... Le patron de la société de transports
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Rene is a "ripou", a rotten cop who makes ends meet by accepting bribes, presents and free drinks from the people he should be putting in jail. When his partner retires, he must team up with Francois, a young police school graduate with a righteous attitude. He is hard to break and Rene has to trick him. He introduces Francois to a charming girl and forgets to mention she's a prostitute. Now Rene has something against Francois he can use in case his partner should want to reveal Rene's little commerce with the underworld. The partners ultimately become friends, get one another out of a tough situation, and manage to gather enough money to buy Rene his lifelong dream: a small café near the horse tracks. Written by Khandoma

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Comedy | Crime

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Better than Prozac!
3 June 1999 | by JabberwockSee all my reviews

One of the comedies that are typically french, at the same time a farce and a study of characters.

Certainly a well aging movie.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My New Partner See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Films 7 See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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