|Let Sleeping Cops Lie|
(Ne réveillez pas un flic qui dort)
||TF1 Films Production|
Let Sleeping Cops Lie (Ne réveillez pas un flic qui dort) is a 1988 French crime movie directed by José Pinheiro and starring Alain Delon as police commissaire Eugène Grindel. Grindel's opponent is his colleague, commissaire Roger Scatti (Michel Serrault) who secretly arranged the ultra-right wing organization among the police. This organization called "Loyalty to the police" was similar to South American death squads. Grindel with several assistants faced with a situation where any police officer could become an enemy... (Note: this isn't a spoiler because the opening scenes of the movie shows Scatti and his death squad at work).
The following weapons are seen in the movie Let Sleeping Cops Lie (Ne réveillez pas un flic qui dort):
Most of the police and Gendarmerie officers are armed with Manurhin MR-73 revolvers. Eugène Grindel (Alain Delon) carries a MR-73 Defense model with a 4-inch barrel and rubber grips. Several other MR-73 model are seen as well.
Manurhin MR-73 Gendarmerie with three inch barrel, rubber grips and adjustable sights - .357 Magnum.
Grindel's MR-73 in holster.
A close view on opened 6-shot cylinder.
Grindel with his revolver.
Grindel's revolver is at Scatti's head in the final scene.
Valles and Spiero put down their revolvers when they are arrested. Valles' MR-73 is seen at the left.
Commissaire Roger Scatti (Michel Serrault) carries a revolver that is supposed to be Manurhin F1. In the final scene an F1 is seen in hands of inspector Spiero (Stéphane Jobert).
Manurhin F1 - .357 Magnum
Scatti with his revolver in hand.
Valles and Spiero with their revolvers in the final scene. Valles is armed with a Manurhin MR-73
while Spiero's revolver is an F1.
Valles and Spiero put down their revolvers when they are arrested. Spiero's F1 is seen at the right, it can be identified due to Ruger-style magazine release.
Police inspector Péret (Patrick Catalifo), Grindel's main assistant, carries an unidentified revolver. It looks like a MR-73 due to the shape of the hammer.
Péret gives his revolver to one of Scatti's men before he is allowed to meet with Scatti himself.
Ruger Security Six
Police officer Lutz (Xavier Deluc), one of Scatti's men, is armed with Ruger Security Six revolver. This is historically correct because Ruger Security Six was one of the service revolvers of the French police.
Ruger Security Six - .357 Magnum.
Police inspector Spiero (Stéphane Jobert) is armed with M1911 pistol during most scenes of the movie (in the final scene he replaced it with MR-73 revolver).
Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
Spiero aims his pistol at the criminal boss Ginzbaum (Rémy Kirch
Spiero holds his M1911 in shoulder holster. Notice the flat mainspring housing in the grip.
Spiero hands his pistol to Péret.
M1911 is lying on the table. Notice the lack of frame cuts, indicating that this is the older model 1911.
Walther P38 is the weapon of Pierre Stadler (Féodor Atkine), former Red Brigades terrorist. He had no chance to use it when Scatti's men seized him.
Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm.
Smith & Wesson 39
Nickel-plated Smith & Wesson Model 39-2 is the weapon of Le Stéphanois (Serge Reggiani), commissaire Grindel's informant. He was shot when riding on a carousel, but managed to fire his pistol several times - only to kill and wound innocent bystanders.
Smith & Wesson Model 39-2, nickel finish - 9x19mm
Star Model BM
In the opening scene a two-tone Star Model BM can be seen under the pillow of the criminal boss Ginzbaum (Rémy Kirch). He had no chance to use it when Scatti's "death squad" attacked his penthouse.
Two-tone Star Model BM with fixed rear sight.
MAT-49 SMGs are used by police and Gendarmerie including several people of the "Loyalty to the police" organization.
MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm.
Gendarmerie officer with MAT-49.
MAT-49 in the hands of one of Scatti's men is seen in the mirror.
Police and Gendarmerie officers in the final scene are armed with Ruger Mini-14
rifles and MAT-49 SMGs. Note the Mle 1915 Adrian helmets of World War I era pattern.
Scatti's men use Uzi SMG to kill a witness.
IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm.
Gendarmerie officer fires Uzi SMG.
Ruger Mini-14 rifles are used by Gendarmerie.
Blued Ruger Mini-14 Standard Model Semiautomatic Rifle (Pre-2005) with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm.
Several Gendarmerie officers of the "Loyalty to the police" organization are seen with Mini-14 rifles in the opening scene.
Police and Gendarmerie officers in the final scene are armed with Ruger Mini-14 rifles and MAT-49
SMGs. Note the Mle 1915 Adrian helmets of World War I era pattern.
Commissaire Scatti (Michel Serrault) used AC556K version of Mini-14 to kill inspector Péret.
Ruger AC556K with 20-round magazine 5.56x45mm.
Scatti with AC556K looks at dead Péret.
In the final scene several police snipers are seen on the roof. They are armed with rifles that cannot be identified due to the distance.
Franchi SPAS-12 shotguns are seen in hand of police officers in the scene of the attack on Grindel's car. There can be seen two versions of SPAS-12 with different barrel length.
Franchi SPAS-12 with butt hook attached to stock - 12 Gauge.
The barrel of SPAS-12 is seen in hands of one of the police officers.
Wounded Inspector Cohen (Sacha Gordine
) with short-barreled SPAS-12.
Police officer Lutz (Xavier Deluc) is armed with a shotgun with pistol grip in one of the opening scenes.
Lutz (Xavier Deluc
) holds his shotgun at the head of the criminal boss Luschentini.
Lutz readies his shotgun to kill Luschentini.
Winchester Model 1200 Defender
In the final scene Commissaire Grindel (Alain Delon) is armed with Winchester Model 1200 Defender with sawn-off butt and extended tube.
Winchester Model 1200 Defender - 12 gauge
A close view on the barrel of the shotgun. The shape of the tube tells that it is Defender, not Police Model.
Grindel's shotgun on the table among the toy soldiers.
Twin MG42 machine gun installed in the truck is used by "Loyalty to the police" men to attack commissaire Grindel's car.
MG42 Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Machine gun is firing. Note that the barrels fire in turn: now right barrel is firing...
...and now the left barrel.
A good view on the muzzles of MGs.
F1 Hand Grenade
French F1 hand grenade is seen in hands of police officer Guilbeaux (uncredited).
Spiero (Stéphane Jobert) uses a rocket launcher to destroy the Gendarmerie minivan. It is supposed to be a movie prop, based upon an RPG-7.
Spiero loads the rocket launcher.
Spiero fires. On the roof of the car is Lutz wearing night vision goggles.
The discharged rocket launcher.
Custom Flamethrower (based on Milkor Stopper)
In the opening scene of the movie one of Scatti's men uses a custom flamethrower to burn alive criminal boss Ginzbaum. The flamethrower consists of the launcher and the glass ampoule with flammable liquid which is assembled to the launcher's muzzle. The launcher itself looks like Milkor Stopper.
Scatti's man with flamethrower. The left part of this screenshot is censored due to excessive male nudity (after all, this is French movie!).
On the roof of Ginzbaum's penthouse.
After the shot. A close view on the muzzle allows to assume that the calibre of the launcher is about 40mm.
Barnett Commando Crossbow
Lutz (Xavier Deluc) uses a crossbow to shoot Le Stéphanois, commissaire Grindel's informant.
Barnett Commando Crossbow
A good view on the stock of the crossbow.
Commissaire Scatti (Michel Serrault) uses a spray gun loaded with cyanide to kill Ginzbaum's boyfriend.