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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.

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Terence Young
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Cast

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 Paul Bonifas ... The doctor
Sabine Sun ... The nurse
Roger Mailles Roger Mailles ... A poker player
Nathalie Varallo Nathalie Varallo ... Violet
Remo Mosconi Remo Mosconi ... Marius
Dominique Crosland Dominique Crosland ... The girl scout leader
Jean Topart Jean Topart ... Katanga
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Storyline

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 does it again in this action-packed thriller! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Italy | Belgium

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

June 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold Sweat See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The movie's working title was 'The Night Visitors'. See more »

Goofs

When the red Commodore is driven away from the hut, a sound mic is visible on the LHS underbody, ready to pick up the car chase audio. See more »

Quotes

Joe Martin: And you and Michelle. What will you do while I'm away?
Fabienne Martin: We'll wait.
Joe Martin: Like Hell. I wait!
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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 »

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Write-Off that Vacation to the South of France!
27 December 2003 | by erichyoungSee all my reviews

I watch movies for specific reasons. I don't always look for such things as a plot. What did I get out of "Cold Sweat"?

First, a reminder to mix business AND pleasure. The gentlemen who produced this could have filmed in New Jersey. Rather, they chose the south of France. Good choice! Beaulieau-sur-Mer in the south of France, as well as the lovely French countryside way down south.

Charles Bronson pumped up, as usual. It appears that he does a set of push-ups before every scene. He's cut, in a black T-Shirt for the whole film. And he's not in his famous revenge mode. Here, he calculates. And expresses himself, emotionally. See the quote section...

Terrance Young's direction. Yes, the early Bond-film director is at his bond-vivant! best, with rich panoramas and an eye for pretty things. I'll have another, garson.

Nice Airport and a really cool 1970 hair salon. Think Korova milk bar ala Clockwork Orange.

Old French cars from the late 60's. Those Citroens are cool. And that off-roading experience in that red sedan was hilarious. Also, the close-up of the bias-ply tire folding over...priceless.

Finally, attractive leading ladies.

If you can find this movie, watch it! I found my DVD at Fleet Farm coupled with another Bronson movie, "Chino" for the reasonable charge of $4.99.


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