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Jean-Patrick Manchette (1942–1995)

Jean-Patrick Manchette was born on December 19, 1942 in Marseille, France. He was a writer and actor, known for The Gunman (2015), Pour la peau d'un flic (1981) and Le choc (1982). He died on June 3, 1995 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 52) in Paris, France

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The Gunman
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Le choc
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La peur et l'amour


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 2017 Laissez bronzer les cadavres (novel "Laissez bronzer les cadavres!")
 2015 The Gunman (novel "The Prone Gunman")
 1989 Cher frangin (uncredited)
  Série noire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1987) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1984)
- Noces de plomb (1987) ... (writer)
- Aveugle, que veux-tu? (1984) ... (adaptation)
  Le tiroir secret (TV Mini-Series) (adaptation - 6 episodes, 1986 - 1987) (dialogue - 6 episodes, 1986 - 1987)
- Le retour (1987) ... (adaptation) / (dialogue)
- La mise au point (1987) ... (adaptation) / (dialogue)
- La rencontre (1986) ... (adaptation) / (dialogue)
- Top Secret (1986) ... (adaptation) / (dialogue)
- L'enquête (1986) ... (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1984 Polar (based on the novel by: "Morgue pleine")
 1983 La crime (writer)
 1982 Légitime violence (scenario)
 1982 Le choc (novel "La position du tireur couché")
 1982 Les maîtres du temps (dialogue)
 1981 Pour la peau d'un flic (novel "Que d'os")
 1980 3 hommes à abattre (novel "Le Petit bleu de la côte ouest")
 1979 La guerre des polices (adaptation and dialogue)
 1979 Histoires insolites (TV Series) (adaptation and dialogue - 1 episode)
- Une dernière fois Catherine (1979) ... (adaptation and dialogue)
 1976 The Probability Factor (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1975 Folle à tuer (novel "O dingos, ô châteaux")
 1975 L'agression (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1974 Nada (novel) / (screenplay)
 1973 Ras le bol (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1968 Mon nom est femme (as Patrick Manchette)
 1968 Le Socrate (dialogue)
 1967 Little Girls (story)
 1967 La peur et l'amour (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1967 The Slave
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Other Works:

Graphic novel (w/Jacques Tardi): "West Coast Blues" See more »

Alternate Names:

Patrick Manchette

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Became agoraphobic and spent most of his last years secluded in his apartment. See more »

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