Dirty Money

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Dirty Money
Un Flic
UnFlic poster.jpg
Cinema Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville
Release Date 1972
Language French
Studio Les Films Corona
Euro International Film (EIA)
Distributor Allied Artists Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Commissaire Edouard Coleman Alain Delon
Simon Richard Crenna
Cathy Catherine Deneuve
Paul Weber Riccardo Cucciolla
Louis Costa Michael Conrad
Marc Albouis André Pousse
The instructor Henri Marteau


Dirty Money, or Un Flic (Eng.: A Cop) is a 1972 French neo-noir film starring Alain Delon, Richard Crenna and Catherine Deneuve, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville (Le Samouraï, Army of Shadows). It was the final film for director Melville, who died of a heart attack less than a year after it was released. Alain Delon was no stranger to Melville's films, but American actors Richard Crenna and Michael Conrad starred as well, with all of their French dialogue dubbed in.


The following weapons were used in the film Dirty Money:

Contents


M1911

Simon (Richard Crenna) uses an original M1911 during the opening bank robbery. Louis Costa (Michael Conrad) has one on him when he is ambushed at the restaurant. Commissaire Edouard Coleman (Alain Delon) is later seen examining and unloading it.

Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
Simon orders the bank teller to back away from the alarm pedal. Note the flat backstrap
UnFlic M1911 02.jpg
Another detective reaches for Louis' weapon after it is kicked away.
Coleman examines the M1911A1...
...before dropping the magazine and emptying the chamber. Note the lack of cuts around the trigger, which means it's not an M1911A1.

Gevarm Type D4

Marc Albouis (André Pousse) carries a Gevarm Type D4 during the opening robbery. Simon picks it up after Marc is wounded.

Gevarm Type D4 smg - 9x19mm Parabellum
Marc draws the SMG on the teller.
UnFlic Gevarm 02.jpg
The Gevarm Type D4 in Simon's hands during the getaway. Driving the car as Louis Costa is fellow American actor Michael Conrad of Hill Street Blues fame.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Paul Weber (Riccardo Cucciolla) uses a Smith & Wesson Model 36 during the opening robbery. He uses one at the end of the film as well.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special - 5 shot. First pattern with flat latch cylinder release.
Paul holds the S&W 36 on bank personnel.
Paul sets down the S&W 36 as he disables the telephone.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 Snub

Commissaire Edouard Coleman carries a Smith & Wesson Model 15 Snub as his service weapon. His lover Cathy (Catherine Deneuve) playfully draws and holds it on him briefly.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 with a 2 inch barrel .38 Special
Cathy points Coleman's S&W 15 at him...
...before tossing it on the bed.
Coleman with his S&W 15 at the end of the film.

Colt New Service

A bank teller (unknown) uses a hidden Colt New Service to break up the opening robbery.

Colt New Service Revolver - .45 ACP. The Army adopted a version of the New Service, the Colt M1917, with plain wooden grips and a lanyard ring in WWI.
The teller dives for the Colt New Service after setting off the alarm.
The Colt-style ejector can be seen in this shot.

Colt Detective Special

While at the police range, the instructor (Henri Marteau) fires what appears to be a first gen Colt Detective Special.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen - .38 Special
Coleman at the range with the instructor.

Original poster

Un Flic (1972)



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