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Main character is an inspector

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We must start with Inspector Oscar Piper, played by James Gleason, in PENGUIN POOL MURDER (1932).

Robert Young plays police inspector Finlay in CROSSFIRE (1947).

Matthew Broderick is INSPECTOR GADGET (1999).

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Vera, British television show starring the amazing Brenda Blethyn

Endeavour, British television show that is a prequel to Inspector Morse

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Not the lead, but important:
Charles Tingwell as Inspector Craddock, always outsmarted by Miss Marple (Murder at the Gallop, Murder Ahoy, Murder Most Foul, Murder She Said)
Jonathan Hale as Inspector Henry Fernack in 4 entries of "The Saint" series
Dennis Hoey as Inspector Lestrade in 6 of the 40's Sherlock Holmes series
David Wayne as Inspector Richard Queen in the Ellery Queen tv series 

John Williams as Chief Inspector Hubbard in Dial M for Murder
Alec McCowen as Chief Inspector Tim Oxford in Frenzy

John Nettles as Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby in Midsummer Murders Image result for john nettles midsomer murders

An Inspector Calls (Alastair Sim as Inspector Poole)  Image result for inspector calls the inspector

 

 

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Although at opposite ends of the spectrum, both Harry Callahan (Dirty Harry (1971), et. al.) and Jacques Clouseau (A Shot in the Dark (1964), et. al.) are inspectors.

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Police Inspector Geordie Keating played by Robson Green in Grantchester.

Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison played by Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect.

Detective Inspector Jack Frost played by David Jason in A Touch of Frost and Early Frost.

George Gently played by Martin Shaw in Inspector George Gently.

Inspector Thomas Lynley played by Nathaniel Parker in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.

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And above all, every PINK PANTHER film featuring the one and only Inspector Jacques Clouseau by the incomperable Peter Sellers.

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Have been thoroughly enjoying Rowan Atkinson portraying Chief Inspector Jules Maigret in the UK series Maigret.

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8 hours ago, shutoo said:

Not the lead, but important:

Jonathan Hale as Inspector Henry Fernack in 4 entries of "The Saint" series

 

Can't forget Chief Inspector Claude Eustace Teal

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DCI Banks-- Stephen Tompkinson

New Tricks-- Amanda Redman ( Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman)

The Last Detective-- Peter Davison ( Detective Constable "Dangerous" Davies)

"                                -- Rob Spendlove ( Detective Inspector)

Maigret-- Bruno Cremer ( Commissaire)

Inspector Montalbano-- Luca Zingaretti

Commissario Brunetti-- Uwe Kockisch

 

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Scott & Bailey (2011-2016), British show about two female detectives

Unforgotten, another British show, still running, with a female lead inspector

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Toilet humor

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THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (1996)
NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE (2001)
A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST (2014)

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THE CHEAP DETECTIVE -- Marsha Mason drops her husbands ashes in the toilet then they shoot them

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FLUSHED AWAY has the toilet humor right in the title and plotline

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Slow motion violence

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BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)
THE WILD BUNCH (1969)
THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987)

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RAGING BULL (1980)

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)

CARRIE (1976)

POINT BLANK (1967)

PANIC ROOM (2002)

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1968)

RESERVOIR DOGS (1992)

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Senior citizens

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COCOON (1985)
USED PEOPLE (1992)
GRUMPY OLD MEN (1993)

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