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The Vultures (1984)

Les morfalous (original title)
In 1943 in Tunisia, a unit of the French Foreign Legion fights the Germans over possession of a bank treasure in gold bars.



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Complete credited cast:
Adjudant Édouard Mahuzard
Michel Creton ...
François Laroche-Fréon, le directeur de la banque
Maurice Auzel ...
L'officier du camp de ravitaillement
Junior John David
Robert Lombard ...
M. Chanterelle
Pierre Semmler ...
Capt. Ulrich Dieterle (as Peter Semler)
Caroline Silhol ...
Mme Chanterelle (as Caroline Sihol)
Hélène Laroche-Fréon


April 5, 1943: a battalion of the Foreign Legion arrives in El Ksour, Tunisia, to escort a fortune in gold bars to the home front. A German ambush awaits, and all but four die. Thanks to the street smarts of Sergeant Augagneur, the Legionnaires successfully counter attack. The bank manager and his seductive wife arrive, and so does a German lieutenant, whom the French arrest. Augagneur wants to steal the gold; warrant officer Mahuzard wants to do his duty. A series of alliances form and break apart, the group dwindles in number, and the gold heads south toward Betahoua. But in whose possession? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Release Date:

28 March 1984 (France)  »

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FRF 30,000,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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5th highest grossing movie of its year in France but after starting fast, dropped quickly because of negative word of mouth. See more »


Karl's tank is 1967's Austrian light tank SK-105 Kürassier, which has a turret based on a French design developed for the AMX-13. See more »


References Kelly's Heroes (1970) See more »


Les Morfalous (Générique)
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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The better Legionaire !!
29 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is a Movie playing in World War II with Legionaires,it`s not even the best Movie Belmondo ever did,but it`s worth having a look at it. Jean-Paul Belmondo plays his typical ironic,charming and sporting role as he ever did(in the late 70`s and 80`s).There`s a lot of Action in it some Kind of humor and in my opinion tense,all in all for me it`s a clear 8.

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