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Rider on the Rain (1970)

Le passager de la pluie (original title)
A US Army colonel in France tries to track down an escaped sex maniac.

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Mélancolie Mau
Gabriele Tinti ...
Tony Mau
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Inspector Toussaint
Jean Piat ...
M. Armand
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Nicole
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Tania
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Juliette
Ellen Bahl ...
Madeleine Legauff
Steve Eckardt ...
U.S. officer
Jean-Daniel Ehrmann
Marika Green ...
Hostess at Tania's
Yves Massard ...
(as Yves Massart)
Marc Mazza ...
The Passenger (Mac Guffin)
Marcel Pérès ...
Station Master
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Storyline

A beautiful young woman in the South of France is stalked by, then raped by, a mysterious masked assailant. She shoots him dead soon afterwards and dumps his corpse in the sea. Later, an American investigator turns up, and to her horror he seems to know everything about what she has done...... Written by Jonathon Dabell <barnabyrudge@hotmail.com>

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Who will he terrorise... Who will he attack... Who will be his next victim ? See more »

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Crime | Thriller | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sexuality and some thematic elements | See all certifications »
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21 January 1970 (France)  »

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Rain  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The 1971 song by The Doors "Riders on the Storm" was reputedly influenced by this film. Jim Morrison allegedly was so taken in by the film and in particular its plot that he wrote the song as a result. See more »

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Referenced in Blue Nude (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Le passager de la pluie
(la chanson du film)
Lyrics by Sébastien Japrisot
Music by Francis Lai
Performed by Josiane Grizeau
Bande original disque Somethin'Else
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Great Movie Led by Greatest Leading Man of All-Time
9 July 2003 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

This movie, simply put, is Charles Bronson at his absolute best, and proves that he does indeed have the ability to handle drama/suspense. He delivers an extremely convincing performance which is, arguably, his very best. It is too bad that this movie is as obscure as it is, because if it had been produced state-side and been more mainstream, he might have enjoyed a much more critically-acclaimed career, deserving of a lifetime achievement Academy Award. However, this is not the case and die-hard Bronson fans get to enjoy this little gem while the rest of the world misses out because they were too busy shunning the unfairly typecast Bronson.


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