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Caravan to Vaccares (1974)

American Neil Bowman is traveling through France when he meets British photographer Lila. They are hired by French land owner Duc de Croyter to escort a Hungarian scientist to New York. But... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Birney ...
Bowman
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Lila
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Duc de Croyter (as Michel Lonsdale)
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Czerda
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Zuger
Serge Marquand ...
Ferenc
Marianne Eggerickx ...
Cecile
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Stella
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Vania
Manitas De Plata ...
Ricardo
Jean-Pierre Cargol ...
Jules
Jean-Pierre Castaldi ...
Pierre
Jean Michaux ...
Waiter
Alan Scott ...
Receptionist
Jean-Yves Gautier ...
Gendarme (as Jean-Yves Gauthier)
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Storyline

American Neil Bowman is traveling through France when he meets British photographer Lila. They are hired by French land owner Duc de Croyter to escort a Hungarian scientist to New York. But they soon realize that the job is not a cushy number, and have to deal with a gang of kidnappers who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the scientist. Written by measham

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Guns of Navarone - Where Eagles Dare - When Eight Bells Toll - AND NOW... [UK Theatrical]


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28 August 1974 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Takaa ajo Vaccaresiin  »

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2.35 : 1
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This movie was made and released about four years after its source novel of the same name by Alistair MacLean was first published in 1970. 'Caravan to Vaccarès' was MacLean's fifteenth novel and this movie was the ninth film adaptation of one of MacLean's stories. See more »

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Like A Bunch of Film-Makers Went on Holiday to France and Made a Movie in their Spare Time.
13 July 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

It's weird, this film; you get the impression that the makers of this snooze-fest spent more time in the local bars than on set. In fact, it's a surprise not to see Harry Alan Towers' name on the credits; it certainly has the flavour of one of his tax-shelter productions but here the motivation behind the project seems to be for all involved to enjoy a prolonged stay in Provence. Despite the fact that the film is supposed to take place all over the region, Les Baux and the area around it stands in for almost everything.

David Birney makes for a spectacularly colourless hero - as Michael Lonsdale says at one point "you're a walking cliché". What Lonsdale is doing in this is anyone's guess. For some reason, the most interesting character, played by Rampling, is sidelined, whereas, regardless of the book, she should have been the central figure because she clearly has the skill to carry the movie (which would have been dull anyway, but at least we'd have got more of something pretty to look at).

All in all a pointless affair that is only worth watching to see how action-less an action movie can be.


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