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Greed in the Sun (1964)

100.000 dollars au soleil (original title)
Rocco and his female accomplice, Angèle hijack a truck from a trucking company in the Saharan desert. The head of the trucking company, Castigliano hires Rocco's friend, Hervé and a newly ... See full summary »

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Rocco
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Hervé Marec dit 'Le plouc'
Reginald Kernan ...
John Steiner aka Peter Frocht
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Mitch-Mitch
Anne-Marie Coffinet ...
Angèle
Doudou Babet ...
Khenouche
Pierre Collet ...
One of Castagliano's Employees
Christian Brocard ...
Plouc's Mechanic
Paul Bonifas ...
Dr. Magnart
Jackie Blanchot ...
Guest at Halibi's (as Jacky Blanchot)
Louis Bugette ...
Zeze (as Bugette)
Pierre Mirat ...
Halibi dit 'le sourdingue'
Andréa Parisy ...
Pepa (as Andrea Parisy)
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Castagliano dit 'La betterave' (as Gert Froebe)

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Rocco and his female accomplice, Angèle hijack a truck from a trucking company in the Saharan desert. The head of the trucking company, Castigliano hires Rocco's friend, Hervé and a newly employed German, Hans to go after him and bring back the valuable goods. After the two run into some trouble Castigliano sends a second truck driven by Mitch and Khenouche. Written by Olive Films

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No. 7 grossing movie of the year in France. See more »

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Cent Mille Dollars Au Soleil
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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Big trucks on a roller-coaster adventure in Saharan Africa
9 August 2005 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Belmondo and Ventura are top-notch in this great Saharan adventure. A network of French long-distance truckers live the macho life in the Arabic western (I think) Sahara. When young Belmondo steals a truck with $100,000 of contraband and takes off across the desert and mountains, the chase begins. If you've seen The Wages of Fear (and you'd better!), this will recall that great adventure, although the seat-of-your pants tension is replaced by the back-and-forth fortunes and fun of the pursuit. But it's the same rough-man frontier atmosphere, same epic scale of adventure, same wide-screen memorable scenery in stunning locations, same big trucks, same handful of beautiful females. I'm sure the film is hard to find in English (I saw it on french TV), but watch it if you find it. You won't regret it.


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