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To Catch a Cop (1984)

Retenez-moi... ou je fais un malheur! (original title)
Jerry Logan is a Las Vegas police officer who is visiting France to see his ex-wife, with whom he is still friendly. She is remarried to Laurent Martin, who is a police officer in France.

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Michel Gérard

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Michel Gérard (adaptation), Michel Gérard (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Lewis ... Jerry Logan
Michel Blanc ... Laurent Martin
Charlotte de Turckheim ... Marie-Christine Martin
Michel Peyrelon Michel Peyrelon ... Franz
Gérard Hérold Gérard Hérold ... Jean-Benoît
Jacques Legras ... Le chef d'orchestre
Pierre Olaf Pierre Olaf ... L'inspecteur allemand nu
Max Montavon Max Montavon ... Le régisseur de l'opéra
Jackie Sardou Jackie Sardou ... L'ouvreuse de l'opéra
Jean-René Gossart Jean-René Gossart ... Le gangster chauve
Maurice Illouz Maurice Illouz
Francis Freyburger Francis Freyburger
Bernard Charlan Bernard Charlan ... Le planton
Maurice Risch Maurice Risch ... Inspeceur Farett
Philippe Castelli Philippe Castelli ... Le brigadier
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Jerry Logan is a Las Vegas police officer who is visiting France to see his ex-wife, with whom he is still friendly. She is remarried to Laurent Martin, who is a police officer in France.

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Country:

France

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French | English

Release Date:

11 January 1984 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Asyllipto lagoniko See more »

Filming Locations:

Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France

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Mono

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Color
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One JL defective comedy

Otherwise known as The Defective Detective, this JL vehicle is low on laughs and lacks the magic of Lewis's two other films around this time. Starting with a great credit cartoon opening, don't be fooled by what follows. Again Lewis plays a clutz of a character, this one a tired detective, holidaying in France. He stays at his beautiful ex's, where the fun is in watching the rivalry, between Jerry and her new short, average looking husband. The attraction between her and her new hubby is puzzling, yeah. Jerry stumbles onto the hubby's involvement in art fraud, where near the end, we discover in a sort of relief, everyone is not who they seem. The funniest scene, which we must be thankful for, is the pool scene with a whale of a guy, soaking the nearby tourists, poolside by doing two many jumps off a low diving board. The change of atmosphere I like, but what we don't have here is a comedy, just a bad one, though still one, if you like watching Jerry, in not a half bad performance. The others do well too. And what's Jerry's fascination with this operatic singer. Another funny element to that poolside scene.


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