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Max and the Junkmen (1971)

Max et les ferrailleurs (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 17 February 1971 (France)
Max is a Paris detective, aloof, independently wealthy, and frustrated by gangs of robbers whom he cannot catch. To re-establish his stature and save face, he decides to inveigle a group of... See full summary »

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Max
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Le Commissaire
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Robert Saidani
Henri-Jacques Huet ...
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Jean-Marie Patinet / 'Jean-Jean'
Alain Grellier ...
Guy
Maurice Auzel ...
Antoine Chantoiseau / 'Tony'
Philippe Léotard ...
Losfeld
Robert Favart ...
Loiselle
Dominique Zardi ...
Baraduch
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Albert Augier ...
One of Lily's clients
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Max is a Paris detective, aloof, independently wealthy, and frustrated by gangs of robbers whom he cannot catch. To re-establish his stature and save face, he decides to inveigle a group of petty thieves (led by an old acquaintance) to rob a bank. A reluctant captain provides Max intelligence and Max starts spending evenings with Lilly, a prostitute who's the girlfriend of the group's leader. He poses as a rich banker with money to burn and encourages Lilly to think about her future. He hints at a payroll that comes through his bank. The plot works, the petty thieves think they're ready for a big score, and the cops are in place. What could go wrong with Max's cold plan? Who's entrapped? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Opening Weekend:

$11,264 (USA) (10 August 2012)

Gross:

$33,065 (USA) (11 January 2013)
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1.66 : 1
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Romy Schneider dubbed her own voice in the German Version of the film, then entitled "Das Mädchen und der Kommissar" (The Girl and the Commissioner). See more »

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Referenced in Kottan ermittelt: Die Einteilung (1982) See more »

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Rue D'Argonne
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Performed by Jean-Michel Defaye Et Son Orchestre
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Rough Cynical Police Tale Becomes Tender Love Story
9 December 1999 | by (Sydney Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a very well acted and directed police story about a French detective investigating a gang of thieves which is headed by an old friend of his. What begins as a cynical film about violence and prostitution turns into a tender love story.


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