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Cold Sweat (1970)

De la part des copains (original title)
PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | June 1974 (USA)
With his wife and daughter being held hostage, a seasoned ex-military man is involved in a shady smuggling operation to save his family.


Terence Young


Shimon Wincelberg (screenplay), Albert Simonin (screenplay) | 3 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Charles Bronson ... Joe Martin
Liv Ullmann ... Fabienne Martin
James Mason ... Captain Ross
Jill Ireland ... Moira
Michel Constantin ... Whitey
Luigi Pistilli ... Fausto Gelardi
Yannick Delulle Yannick Delulle ... Michèle Martin (as Yannick de Lulle)
Paul Bonifas ... The doctor
Sabine Sun ... The nurse
Roger Mailles Roger Mailles ... A poker player (as Roger Maille)
Nathalie Varallo Nathalie Varallo ... Violet
Remo Mosconi Remo Mosconi ... Marius
Dominique Crosland Dominique Crosland ... The girl scout leader
Jean Topart Jean Topart ... Katanga


Joe Martin, a quiet American, lives a quiet life in the South of France renting boats to tourists. He is happily married to Fabienne and has a twelve-year-old daughter named Michèle. But the quiet man has a past: ten years before, Joe (then Moran) had escaped with four other convicts, among whom the sadistic ex-mercenary Katanga. Seeing the latter brutally kill an M. P., Joe had abandoned his accomplices and left with the car. One night, Captain Ross, Katanga, Whitey and Fausto re-appear.. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Bronson and Mason play a high stakes game of cat and mouse... and only one man can walk away the winner. [DVD Australia] See more »


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Did You Know?


Dorothea Bennett, the wife of this movie's director Terence Young, was a co-screenwriter on this film. See more »


When the Commodore is bouncing off road during the chase, the camera man is visible in the rear seat. Moira is no longer in the back seat. See more »


Fabienne Martin: Killing him wouldn't be murder; it would be like cleaning a cesspool.
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Alternate Versions

To receive a UK 'A' cinema certificate the film was cut by the BBFC to remove the sound of a neck break and a brief scene of nudity, and to edit the shooting of a man with a flare gun. It was later reissued with a 'AA' (now 15) certificate and the cuts restored. See more »


Featured in Cinescope aujourd hui... (1975) See more »

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16 July 2003 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

This film has a cast of all time greats of the Silver Screen, James Mason(Ross)"Lolita" who tries to hide his British accent, but he occasionally slips. Liv Ullman(Fabienne Martin) looks beautiful in this picture and plays a wife to Charles Bronson(Joe Martin)famous for his "Death Wish flicks" and the late Jill Ireland(Moira) who was married to Charles Bronson in real life. Throughout the film, there is always a car being driven through mountain roads around and around, and a desperate car chase to seek a doctor and then proceeds to run back over the same mountain roads. The car hits all kinds of cars, ditches and never seems to have a dent or broken windshield. If you like Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Liv Ullman and James Mason when they all looked young, this is worth watching. However, the plot is way out in left field!!!

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Release Date:

June 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs


(heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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