Payoff (2003)
"Gomez & Tavarès" (original title)

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Two dirty copies decide to extort a lord mobster using an account book they found during the investigation of a murder case.

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Credited cast:
Etienne Chicot ...
Commissaire Cagnoty
Daniel Duval ...
Philippe Lemaire ...
Silvio Baginorelli
Eléonora Donde ...
Catherine Gomez
Tony Amoni ...
St Jean, le Rasta
Guy Amram ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brahim Aimad ...
Francky (as Brabra)
Marc Andréoni ...
Nicolas Darochard
Tomasz Bialkowski


In Marseille, the lazy and dirty police Detective Maxime "Max" Tavarès is assigned by Commissaire Cagnoty to work with Detective Carlos Gomez, who has just been transferred from Paris. Gomez has problem to accept the procedures of the corrupt Max and they investigate the apparent suicide of the accountant Lucino. The efficient Gomez finds a four leaf clover into Lucino's nose and they seek out his daughter, the stripper Paulina Lucino, and who might be the killer. They stumble with two criminals in front of her building and they arrest them. When a hit-man posing of lawyer kills the two men in the district, Gomez and Max conclude that there is an informer in the precinct. Meanwhile they contact Paulina and she asks for protection and a painting of her mother that is on the wall of her father's apartment. Meanwhile Max is pressed by the Internal Affairs to help in the investigation of his partner, who lives in a fancy and expensive house with his wife, two sons and his sister Gina and ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

7 May 2003 (France)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,503,578 (France) (9 May 2003)


$5,527,899 (Europe) (30 May 2003)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


On the news report on TV at the end, the French word "trafic" is written the English way in the middle of a sentence in French: "traffic de drogue". See more »


Followed by Gomez & Tavarès, la suite (2007) See more »

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12 November 2003 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Please, for your mental safety, stay far away from this awful movie! It's not even funny. Everything is failed. Director Gilles Paquet-Brenner tried to do like Michael Bay so he moved his camera at every image but he just managed to give us an headache. On stage, Titoff is not funny. On TV sets, he's just dumb. But on screen, it's catastrophic. He got dead cow eyes, he's unable to say a line with conviction,well i don't have enough words in English to tell you how Titoff is bad! The music is awful, the editing is terrible, the story has been written by a four years old kid,well, Gomez & Tavares, it's just a pain in the ass,the movie you don't want to see. Compare to it, VERCINGETORIX is a master piece!

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