The French Detective (1975)

16 03/11/1979 (US) CrimeDramaThriller 1h 27m
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When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit of the councilman, Lardatte, gets him a warning from his superiors. When he embarrasses Lardatte while disarming a hostage (the dead volunteer's father), Verjeat is told he's being transferred within a week. He speeds up his hunt for the goon and, with Lefévre, one of his young detectives, he engineers a complicated scheme to buy more time before the transfer. How should Verjeat play out his values of honor and duty?

  1. Pierre Granier-Deferre


  2. Jean Laborde


  3. Francis Veber


Top Billed Cast

  1. Lino Ventura

    Lino Ventura

    Commissioner Verjeat

  2. Patrick Dewaere

    Patrick Dewaere

    Inspector Lefèvre

  3. Victor Lanoux

    Victor Lanoux

    Pierre Lardatte

  4. Julien Guiomar

    Julien Guiomar

    Comptroller General Ledoux

  5. Pierre Tornade

    Pierre Tornade

    Commissioner Pignol

  6. Françoise Brion

    Françoise Brion

    Marthe Rigaux, boss of the brothel

  7. Claude Rich

    Claude Rich

    Judge Delmesse

  8. Michel Peyrelon

    Michel Peyrelon


  9. Claude Brosset

    Claude Brosset

    Antoine Portor

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The French Detective
The French Detective

Original Title Adieu Poulet

Status Released

Original Language French

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