The day he is released from jail, Serge is expected by four killers sent by Count Charles Varèse assigned to make him confess where he has hidden the jewels stolen during his last stickup. ... See full summary »

Director:

Georges Lautner

Writers:

Bertrand Blier (original scenario), Georges Lautner (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Yanne ... Serge Aubin
Mireille Darc ... Carla
Bernard Blier ... Commissaire Caillaud
Michel Constantin ... Michel
Rufus ... Mister Ferglough, le prof d'anglais
Jess Hahn ... Congo
Venantino Venantini ... Tosca
René Clermont René Clermont ... Le divisionnaire
Paul Préboist ... Rollas
Nanni Loy ... Charles Varèse
René Bouloc ... Le deuxième croque-mort
Philippe Castelli Philippe Castelli ... Le directeur de la prison
Georges Claisse Georges Claisse ... Reuter
Coluche ... Le patron du café (as Colhuche)
Jean Luisi Jean Luisi ... Un chasseur
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The day he is released from jail, Serge is expected by four killers sent by Count Charles Varèse assigned to make him confess where he has hidden the jewels stolen during his last stickup. On the other hand the police inspector who arrested him offers him protection on condition he gives him the same piece of information. Serge refuses and is about to be tortured by Varèse's henchmen when Michel, a friendly hood, comes to his rescue. His friendship will result in... a heap of corpses! Written by Guy Bellinger

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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la fin d'un genre
21 June 2005 | by TranDucMinhSee all my reviews

It's supposed to be witty but it is often languishing. It's meant to be funny but it's often thick.

Only a few dialogs can vaguely salvage this Turkey, a few lines by some seriously good actors; Bernard Blier is excellent, Jean Yann and Mireille Darc as well.

This movie is the end of a line born in the 50's, a line which had its days and its myths, a line which went into decadence in the 70's, with movies like this one. Mobsters are no longer funny, witty and amusing, the spoofs of "films noirs" became boring before they disappeared. This is the end of a world...


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 April 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Troubleshooters See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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