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There Was Once a Cop

There Was Once a Cop

A Feature film by Georges Lautner

Produced by Gaumont

Release in France : 11/02/1972

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Actors (16)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Gaumont

Film exports/foreign sales :

Gaumont

Foreign production company :

Rizzoli Film

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country

Synopsis

The police inspector in this movie (Michel Constantin) gets in over his head when he arranges to impersonate the (dead) relative of a drug lord. The dead man's wife and child do not take too kindly to his presence, and make his life miserable. What began as a simple sting operation becomes the focus of international attention by American drug agencies, the American Mafia, other local drug rings, and European police circles. Complicating matters are the attentions of other French police factions. The bad guys almost have their way, until they threaten the inspector's adopted family.

Source : allmovie.com

Full credits (9)

Assistant Director :

Claude Vital

Author of original work :

Richard Caron

Screenwriters :

Francis Veber, Georges Lautner

Production Manager :

Robert Sussfeld

Music Composer :

Eddie Vartan

Dialogue Writer :

Francis Veber

Producer :

Alain Poiré

Director of Photography :

Maurice Fellous

Continuity supervisor :

Annie Maurel

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Crime/thriller

Production language :

French

Coproducer countries :

France, Italy

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

Majority French (France, Italy)

Production year :

1971

French release :

11/02/1972

Runtime :

1 h 35 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

36336

Visa issue date :

10/02/1972

Approval :

Unknown

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Audio format :

Mono