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Commissaire Philippe Jordan
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Sauveur Meccacci
Carlos Sotto Mayor ...
Livia Maria Dolores
Pierre Vernier ...
Inspecteur Rojinski
Maurice Barrier ...
Tonton
Claude Brosset ...
Antonio Baldi
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Francis Pierron
Jacques Maury ...
Maître Cappa
Roger Dumas ...
Inspecteur Simon
Gabriel Cattand ...
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Alfred Gonet dit Freddy le chimiste
Jacques David
Jean-Louis Richard ...
Antoine
Didier Sauvegrain ...
Un tueur de Meccaci / Alfred's murderer
Stéphane Ferrara ...
L'indic assassiné
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Poor "Dirty Harry" clone.
22 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Belmondo is a tough cop. He goes after a big-time drug dealer (played by Henry Silva, normally a great villain - see "Sharky's Machine"; but here he is clearly dubbed, and because of that he lacks his usual charisma). He goes to the scuzziest places of Paris and Marseilles, asks for some names, beats up some people, gets the names, goes to more scuzzy places, asks for more names, beats up more people, etc. The whole movie is punch after punch after punch. It seems that the people who made it had no other ambition than to create the French equivalent of "Dirty Harry". Belmondo, who was 50 here, does perform some good stunts at the beginning; apart from those, "Le Marginal" is a violent, episodic, trite, shallow and forgettable cop movie. (*1/2)


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