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Rider on the Rain (1970)
"Le passager de la pluie" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Thriller, Drama  |  21 January 1970 (France)
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A US Army colonel in France tries to track down an escaped sex maniac.

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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
Annie Cordy ...
Juliette
Ellen Bahl ...
Madeleine Legauff
Steve Eckardt ...
U.S. officer
Jean-Daniel Ehrmann
Marika Green ...
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Yves Massard ...
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Marc Mazza ...
The Passenger (Mac Guffin)
Marcel Pérès ...
Station Master
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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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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexuality and some thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Charles Bronson tried to get this remade in 1983 for Cannon Films, with him reprising the Harry Dobbs role, but plans fell through and the project was abandoned. See more »

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Referenced in Blue Nude (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Le passager de la pluie
(la chanson du film)
Lyrics by Sébastien Japrisot
Music by Francis Lai
Performed by Séverine
Bande original disque Somethin'Else
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Forgotten Gem
28 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I bought a VHS copy of Rider on the Rain in the early 90s when a video store was going out of business. And i had seen it on a NY TV station a few times in the 70s. I hope and pray to the DVD gods that this gets a nice release before too long. The dreamy feel to the entire proceedings is wonderful. Somehow this film is creepy, suspenseful and sweet all at the same time. Bronson and Jobert have such chemistry that i wish they would have done more. This is one of Bronson's 3 or 4 best performances and perhaps no other film tapped into his unique screen presence more than this one. It seems the European's always did understand his appeal more than we Americans. A classic suspense film which, in the end, is more about people, love and maturity than it is about suspense. "Did the bus stop?" "Yes, and a man got off." "The hell he did. Nobody ever rides here on the bus." "Then he must...have ridden in... on the rain."


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