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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

Cast overview:
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Mélancolie Mau
Gabriele Tinti ...
Tony Mau
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Inspector Toussaint
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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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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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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

George Segal was first approaches for the Harry Dobbs role. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mean Streets (1973) 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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Bronson at his best
10 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Upon watching this movie I really had only the Death Wish films to rate Bronson by but after watching the "Rider on the Rain" I can understand why he was an acclaimed actor. His role in this movie was superbly amazing as the 'I know what you've been up to undercover', his acting is unbelievable and I up until this movie had never seen him act so well and have so much dialogue. Granted I'am very unfamiliar with foreign films (to me they can be confusing at times, maybe that's just a concentration problem on my behalf?) and acting back in 1970 was a whole lot different than today, but nonetheless this movie is worth having on your shelf. It always takes me a few viewings to fully grasp the concept of most films but already by watching it this first time I'am really convinced that this could be his best outing (with the exception of the first Death Wish and Cold Sweat). I still have yet to see more Bronson classics but I'm just getting started and this one definitely 'wowed' me. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is a Bronson fan, must see stuff. 9 out of 10 stars.


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