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Farewell, Friend (1968)
"Adieu l'ami" (original title)

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After serving together in the French Foreign Legion, a mercenary and a doctor leave the service and go their separate ways. Later, they are reunited by a coincidence. The doctor has made a ... See full summary »

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Dino Barran
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Olga Georges-Picot ...
Isabelle Moreau
Bernard Fresson ...
Insp. Antoine Méloutis
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Dominique 'Waterloo' Austerlitz
Marianna Falk ...
Catherine
Ellen Bahl ...
Martha
Jean-Claude Ballard ...
A police inspector
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michel Barcet ...
Insp. Muratti
Antoine Baud
Stéphane Bouy ...
Man from Neuilly
Béatrice Costantini ...
Young patient (as Béatrice Constantini)
Guy Delorme ...
Man from Neuilly
André Dumas ...
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Steve Eckardt ...
Big man (as Steve Eckhardt)
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After serving together in the French Foreign Legion, a mercenary and a doctor leave the service and go their separate ways. Later, they are reunited by a coincidence. The doctor has made a promise to a friend which involves his breaking into a safe to return some improperly removed bearer bonds. When he hides in an office building to accomplish his task, he is followed by the mercenary, who is out to steal the contents of the safe. Locked inside the building together, they reluctantly agree to cooperate in cracking the safe. However, surprises await them both and in the end, they both must rely on 'the honor among thieves' to straighten everything out. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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For the French soundtrack, Charles Bronson's voice was purposely dubbed with a very strong American accent by director John Berry. See more »

Quotes

Dino Barran: Give me your word.
Franz Propp: I ain't got one.
Dino Barran: Give it to me anyway.
Franz Propp: Very well friend.
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15 April 2003 | by (Lisbon, Portugal) – See all my reviews

This movie is definately one of my favourite movies in it's kind. The interaction between respectable and morally uncorruptable characters is an ode to chivalry and the honour code amongst thieves and policemen. It treats themes like duty, guilt, word, manipulation and trust like few films have done and, unfortunately, none that I can recall since the death of the 'policial' in the late seventies. The sequence is delicious, down to the essential, living nothing out and thus leading the spectator into a masterful plot right and wrong without accessory eye catching and spectacular scenes that are often needed in lesser specimens of the genre in order to keep the audience awake. No such scenes are present or needed. The argument is flowless and honest to the spectator, wich is an important asset in a genre in wich the the suspense is often achieved through the betrail of the audience. No, this is not miss Marble... A note of congratulations for the music is in order A film to watch and savour every minute, not just to see.


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