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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

    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

    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

    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