Parole de flic is a 1985 French crime film directed by José Pinheiro and produced by and starring Alain Delon. It marked Delon's return to action films after a period devoted to more intimate films.

Parole de flic
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Directed byJosé Pinheiro
Produced byAlain Delon
Written byPhilippe Setbon, Frédéric H. Fajardie
Screenplay by
Music byPino Marchese
CinematographyRichard Andry, Jean-Jacques Tarbès
Edited byClaire Pinheiro
Release date
  • 21 August 1985 (1985-08-21)
Running time
98 minutes

Ne réveillez pas un flic qui dort (1988) was the sequel to this film.[1]


Daniel Pratt (Alain Delon) is a former police officer living on an African island. When he learns that his daughter has been murdered in Lyon, he returns to France to avenge her, and brutally kills the perpetrators one by one.[1]



Philippe Setbon was the initial scriptwriter, but left the project before completion; the final script was written by Frédéric H. Fajardie and edited by Pinheiro and Delon. Shooting took place in and around Lyons, and in the People's Republic of Congo for African scenes.

The song "I Don't Know", played over the closing credits, is sung by Alain Delon and Phyllis Nelson.

Stéphane Ferrara, who had previously appeared in Jean-Luc Godard's Détective, was a French national champion in boxing.[3]


Parole de flic was released in France on 21 August 1985. The film was also released as Cop's Honour in the United Kingdom in 1987,[4][5] and as Hot Gun in the Philippines on 22 May 1987.[6][7]


Parole de flic was a big hit in France, with admissions of 2,517,875.[8]


  1. ^ a b Der Panther (1985), Filmlexikon,, retrieved 25 December 2014 (in German)
  2. ^ Casting, Parole de flic, AlloCiné, retrieved 25 December 2014 (in French)
  3. ^ Anecdotes, Parole de flic, AlloCiné, retrieved 25 December 2014.
  4. ^ Ginette Vincendeau, Stars and Stardom in French Cinema, London/New York: Continuum, 2000, ISBN 9781441130266, p. 193
  5. ^ "COP'S HONOR". British Board of Film Classification. British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Grand Opening Today -- A Special Presentation". Manila Standard. Standard Publishing, Inc. 22 May 1987. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  7. ^ Soriano, Luciano (25 May 1987). "Alain Delon as star and director [sic]". Manila Standard. Standard Publishing, Inc. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  8. ^ Renaud Soyer, Parole de flic, Box Office Story, 7 March 2006 (in French)

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