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My New Partner (1984)

Les ripoux (original title)
R | | Comedy, Crime | 8 March 1985 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Zidi

Writers:

Didier Kaminka (dialogue), Simon Michaël (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Philippe Noiret ... René Boirond
Thierry Lhermitte ... François Lesbuche
Régine ... Simone
Grâce de Capitani Grâce 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 noir '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 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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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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Optay Wardray ...
23 February 2004 | by writers_reignSee all my reviews

... or, if you don't speak Pig Latin/Backslang, top drawer. Pig Latin had a vogue in the forties - and possibly earlier - and for a time it was commonplace to hear expressions like 'amscray' (scram) in low-budget Hollywood movies. If the US had Pig Latin France has 'verlan' or 'la langue de banlieues' (the language of the suburbs). Pourri, which means 'rotten' when transposed to verlan comes out ripoux, thus Le Ripoux, The Rotten. It's basically our old friend the veteran taking the rookie under his wing, in this case veteran cop, Philippe Noiret, who's also a BENT veteran cop, if anyone asks you, is lumbered with green-as-grass rookie Therry Thermitte. Believe me, it's a match made in Heaven. Not a lot happens but the trick is, IT HAPPENS IN FRENCH and that gallic flavor makes all the difference. It was so good that six years later they made a sequel, and last year they made a sequel to the sequel. Hooray. 9/10


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