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Les spécialistes (1985)

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During a routine transfer of prisoners from one jail to another, an accused cop killer, Paul Brandon, is temporarily chained to a con with only a year left to serve, Stéphane Carella. Paul ... See full summary »

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Bernard Giraudeau ...
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Christiane Jean ...
Laura
Maurice Barrier ...
Kovacs
Daniel Jégou ...
Casino director
Bertie Cortez ...
Mazetti
Christian Bianchi
Jean-Luc Debrie
William Doherty
Bernard Hervé
Salvatore Ingoglia
Philippe Lehembre
Patrick Massieu
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Le gendarme chez Laura
Gerard Parachou
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During a routine transfer of prisoners from one jail to another, an accused cop killer, Paul Brandon, is temporarily chained to a con with only a year left to serve, Stéphane Carella. Paul bolts pulling the reluctant Stéphane with him. They escape to a farmhouse whose lovely owner Laura lost her husband to a cop's bullet; so she agrees to assist them. Once out of their chains, Paul proposes the burglary of a casino owned by the Mafia. Stéphane and Laura agree, but Stéphane soon learns that Paul is an undercover cop whose burglary plot is a ruse to start a war between rival gangs. Can they avoid detection? And what about the heist? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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C'était impossible, ils l'ont fait !

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13 March 1985 (France)  »

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An undemanding but engaging Summer buddy movie
17 July 2007 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Patrice Leconte's Les Specialistes was something of a turning pointing in the director's career, marking the moment when he abandoned his early crowd-pleasing comedies like Les Bronzes series for more ambitious works like Monsieur Hire, Tandem and The Hairdresser's Husband. This is firmly in the former camp, a buddy comedy in the Francis Veber mode but with fewer laughs that sees Gerard Lanvin's con with only a year left to serve finding himself handcuffed to and on the run with cop-killer Bernard Giraudeau before teaming up with him to rob a mob-run casino. The twists are predictable but the heist is fairly ingenious, as are the preparations (casing the joint by pretending to be representatives of the insurance company is a neat trick). There are more than a few plot holes in the last half hour, but it keeps things moving briskly and is executed with some verve, although it might have paid more dividends to have taken a little bit more time at the beginning to fill out the very minimal characterisation. As it stands, it's an undemanding summer audience picture that passes the time pleasantly enough without threatening to take up permanent residence in your memory. Curious to see Michel Blanc, M. Hire himself, among the screenwriters, though.


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