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

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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 ...
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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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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 (1977) See more »

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Le passager de la pluie
(la chanson du film)
Lyrics by Sébastien Japrisot
Music by Francis Lai
Performed by Séverine
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Sick of the "typical Bronson film" comments
14 February 2000 | by (Northwest, USA) – See all my reviews

Yes, folks, I'm sick of reading the comments "more violence from Bronson". This in my opinion is a minor masterpiece of a film. It creates an atmosphere; that of '60s Europa. Those who can't get into this film can't get into the '60s. I can see how Jim Morrison based Riders on the Storm on this. Marlene Jobert is great as the naive woman who stumbles into Bronsonian intrigue. The film itself directed by Clement is a success in expressing artistic vision in the guise of a "typical Bronson film". The comedic interplay between Bronson and Jobert make the film. It's basically an esoteric love story with that '60s feel that only us Jim Morrisons can appreciate.

Aside from this film I think Bronson is a great, cool, and at times brilliant actor. His great underrated films include: Death Wish (I hate every Death Wish sequel), Evil that Men Do, Mechanic, Once upon a Time in the West, and all his '60s and '70s stuff. His '80s stuff is the throwaway stuff.


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