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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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Referenced in Ça n'arrive qu'à moi (1985) See more »

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Sahara
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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4 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

A classic, comedic chase movie starring the finest french actors from the 60's and a legendary Bond villain, no less !

The movie follows Marec (Lino Ventura), a truck driver sent by his boss (Gert Fröbe) to track down through the Morroccan desert a reckless youngster (Jean-Paul Belmondo) who stole a brand-new truck and its payload. Riddled with bad luck, Marec will face the dangers of the desert, as well as a fishy partner, and a reluctant, misogynist tow-truck helper (the hilarious Bernard Blier) until the climactic fight.

An excellent 60's French action-comedy, complete with great music, perfect direction by Henri Verneuil ("Le Casse", "Un singe en hiver", "La bataille de San Sebastian", "Le corps de mon ennemi") and hilarious dialogues by Michel Audiard. Reminds a lot of Peckinpah's "Convoy" (1978). It doesn't take itself seriously, and however reveals a lot about the times, the misogynistic and somewhat imperialistic nature of the French in Northern Africa during the early 60's. And even if the characters are sometimes real morons, in the end of the day you really root for them.


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