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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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Robert Saidani
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Jacques Canselier ...
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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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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Trivia

Marlène Jobert was approached for the part of "Lily". She admitted later having hesitated too long because of the nature of the role and, while she was promoting "Le passager de la pluie" (1969) in the U.S., Claude Sautet finally turned to Romy Schneider. See more »

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Much more than yet another detective yarn.
4 November 2002 | by (Stratford,CT, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews



Excellent crime drama, beautifully underplayed by Michel Piccoli and Romy Schneider. Good story with a beginning, a middle and a surprise ending. You'll think about this film for days afterwards and want to see it again. If you love movies, you'll love this one. It will make you want to see more of Claude Sautet's work. [I have not as yet].


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