Les ripoux

Year:
1984
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ROTTEN COPS:

We could also postpone it

to next week.

Anyway, he'll be here

sooner or later.

I don't know what I ate,

but my stomach hurts.

He's not showing up anymore.

Normally, he comes at 2.

Tomorrow, second race: Narima.

It's her race.

But it's not certain.

-What do you know about horses?

It'll pay 20:
1, at least.

Sh*t, that's him.

Ok, buddy.

Go get your profits.

Should be at least

ten thousand.

Ten thousand at 20:1...

We'll make him cry.

We'll wait near his house.

Come on, drive, Pierrot.

That's his garage.

Don't move.

Give us the money.

The cops!

Police. Take it easy.

-Calm down. Police.

What happened?

-They attacked me.

Who?

-I don't know.

D2, PS18.

Mugging in the Rue Gabrielle.

Twee suspects are running

in the direction of La Butte.

Sh*t, Pierrot. That way.

Go, hurry.

They can't catch the both of us.

One of us can escape.

Let me arrest you.

Why me?

-Because it was my idea.

Inspector Boisrond.

I've got this one here.

The other one went this way.

Follow me.

Inspector Boisrond. This way.

He disappeared into that park.

Search it all.

Ok. Go.

Do you know who you arrested?

-I don't see much in the dark.

Sh*t! Pierrot?

Tell me it's not true.

Not you.

Of course, this has to

happen to me.

I can't understand why a

guy like him would do that.

As if I didn't have enough

of a headache.

Maybe I shouldn't have arrested him.

-I would have done the same.

I don't want to justify

what he did, but...

...the guy he was after

is a well known pimp...

A business man,

innocent until proven guilty.

He was only taking his profits home.

-His whores' profits, you mean.

Does that give Pierrot the right to attack him?

-No, but it was still a pimp.

Would Pierrot have given

the money back to the girls...

...if he had succeeded?

-No, I wouldn't go that far.

So he would have become

a pimp. Bravo!

Listen, Ren, sometimes we have

a 'Pierrot' in the police force.

But luckily, they're mostly

people like you.

They're good. No fakes.

The best glasses.

Straight from Las Vegas to Barbs.

Please sit down.

Try your luck.

It's very easy, gentlemen.

Your bets, please, gentlemen.

4. The gentleman won.

-It was 6.

Shut up, he's a cop!

1, 2...

3,4...

-Beautiful, madam.

Your bets, please.

Thank you.

You look wonderful. Beautiful.

No fakes.

Straight from Las Vegas to Barbs.

Thank you, sir. That's

200, 300 and 400 on top of your 500 francs.

Thank you.

Hello, Marcel.

-Hello.

Give me a nice leg of lamb.

That one.

One beautiful leg of lamb.

Put it on my bill, madam.

-Yes, as usual.

Police, open up.

Isn't Pierrot with you?

-No, he got held up.

Isn't that a bit much for two?

Boss, Abdel owes me 5000

since 2 weeks.

From poker?

-Yes. I'm broke.

And he doesn't want to pay.

Everything alright, Abdel?

I swear. I was just about...

Give it to me.

And please.

For travel expenses.

Please wrap it up as a gift.

Thank you. Thank you all.

You cut it.

You shouldn't have.

-It's only a small thing.

Don't push.

You'll all get some.

You shouldn't have done that.

-It's my pleasure, boss.

I also have a gift for you,

my dear Boisrond.

They sent us a young inspector from Epinal

to replace Pierrot.

I'm counting on you

to show him the ropes.

Sign here, please.

That's the 6th time in 4 months

that they stole my handbag.

And you do nothing.

I don't put anything in it anymore, but...

-I understand.

Sign, please. Thank you.

Hello, Ren.

Excuse me. Please.

This is inspector Franois Lesbuche.

I'm handing him over to you.

Put down your suitcase.

It won't be stolen.

Hello, I'm from Epinal.

-Yes, I know. I know.

Have you got a place to stay?

-No, I'm still looking.

Across the road, there's the

Louxor hotel. Practical and affordable.

Hello, do you have a room?

-No, we're booked out.

I see.

Can I make a phone call?

Is it local?

-Yes.

Go ahead.

-Thanks.

What, 'booked out'?

-I can go somewhere else.

Stay where you are.

I'm coming over.

Come with me.

Come with me.

Why are you still here?

We're booked out.

I'm waiting for a friend.

-Get lost.

So you're booked out?

Yes, chief.

Inspector.

We'll check that.

Let's start.

Let's go.

It's true.

-I'll find a room somewhere else.

Police. Open up!

Police. Open up, please.

-Open up. Police.

Damn!

-My purse!

Quietly. Take it easy.

There you go.

Two whores, one illegal alien.

That's three empty rooms.

Excuse me. We didn't have

time to clean up.

No problem.

I could have found a room somewhere else.

That's what you think.

Everything could have been booked out.

I don't know Epinal, but

I guess it's not like Paris

No.

Hello.

Hello.

Do they all know you?

-I've been working here for 20 years.

I've taken them all in at least once.

You get to know them.

That's a nice little gang of pickpockets.

Three of them.

Nr 1 walks into the guy. Nr 2 takes

his wallet...

... and Nr 3 walks away with it.

Yes, I saw them steal the wallet.

-Well done, no?

Caught red-handed. Do we arrest them?

-No, you're here to learn.

To see how they operate.

There's plenty of time

to take them in.

One thing can't wait, though:

food.

Hello, everybody.

-Hello, Ren.

Hello, old man.

-Hello, Ren.

Thanks. Would you like an aperitif?

-No thanks. I don't drink.

I see.

I know it's not polite

to read at the table.

Yes, of course.

-Alright.

Are you reading the penal code?

-I have the exam in 2 years.

Do you want to become a chief?

-Yes, of course.

You don't like the street?

You prefer the office?

A bet for 200 francs.

Do you want to be in for 50%?

No, thanks.

You don't like horses either?

No, I don't like to gamble.

This is going to be fun.

Hello.

-Hi.

Hello.

-Hello.

Is the problem solved?

-Put everything on number 12.

Not on 17? You'll regret it.

-We'll see.

It's written in the stars.

-Place this bet for me.

Don't start crying afterwards.

Let me through, please.

Excuse me.

Do you often have lunch here, sir?

Sir? Just call me by my first name.

-Oh no.

I respect the hierarchy.

I couldn't do that.

Are you married?

No, not until I'm a

police chief.

Any earlier would be...

I think we're going

to have fun together.

I didn't join the police force

to have fun.

I already had that impression.

The bill, please.

-You want to pay?

Never mind. This is the cheapest

caf of Paris.

I'm sorry, but I'm paying.

The bill, please.

- Individually, please.

Right away.

Here's your change.

Bye, all.

I may be from the province,

but I'm not an idiot.

Why do you say that?

I saw that they gave you back

100 francs too much.

What? They gave me back 400 from 500.

What are you on about?

I'm warning you.

I'm not like that.

Me neither, chief of police.

Robbery in the Rue du Delta.

Suspect fleeing towards Barbs.

Oh, sh*t.

Come on. We're listening to RTL

and the thief is getting away.

The horses are running as well.

Go. Run, Jolie Bgonie.

Run. Come on. Go!

Juniau. Juniau attacks.

Jolie Bgonie holds her own. No!

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