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

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  8 August 1973 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dino Barran
Olga Georges-Picot ...
Isabelle Moreau
Bernard Fresson ...
Insp. Antoine Méloutis
Dominique 'Waterloo' Austerlitz
Ellen Bahl ...
Jean-Claude Ballard ...
A police inspector (as Jean-Claude Balard)
Michel Barcet ...
Insp. Muratti
Stéphane Bouy ...
Man from Neuilly
André Dumas ...
Personnel director
Steve Eckardt ...
Big man
Marie-Noëlle Gresset ...
(as Marie-Noelle Gresset)
Lisette Lebon ...
Marianna Falk ...
Sandrine Schmidt


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 <>

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Alain Delon, like many French, had admired Machine-Gun Kelly (1958), one of the first Bronson's starring vehicles, and he invited Bronson to co-star with him in "Adieu, L'Ami". See more »


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 favorite movies in it's kind. The interaction between respectable and morally strong characters is an ode to chivalry and the honor 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 sand honest to the spectator; An important asset in a genre that too often achieve suspense through the deception of the audience. No, this is not miss Marble... A note of congratulations for the music is in order A film to watch and savor every minute, not just to see.

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