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The Hunter Will Get You (1976)

L'alpagueur (original title)
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L'Alpagueur is a free-lance spy from the French secret agency. He's put on the investigation about L'epervier, a serial-killer who employs young boys to help him robbing banks before ... See full summary »


Philippe Labro


Philippe Labro (original scenario), Jacques Lanzmann (adaptation) | 2 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Roger Pilard, dit l'Alpagueur
Bruno Cremer ... L'Epervier
Jean Négroni Jean Négroni ... Spitzer
Patrick Fierry Patrick Fierry ... Costa Valdez
Jean-Pierre Jorris ... Salicetti
Victor Garrivier Victor Garrivier ... Doumecq
Claude Brosset Claude Brosset ... Granier
Marcel Imhoff Marcel Imhoff ... le directeur de cabinet
Maurice Auzel Maurice Auzel ... Le routier Gros Bras
Muriel Belmondo Muriel Belmondo ... La première hôtesse de l'air
Roger Benamou Roger Benamou ... Le mafioso espagnol
Jean-Luc Boutté Jean-Luc Boutté ... Le deuxième fusil
Patrice Chapelain-Midy Patrice Chapelain-Midy ... Un employé de banque
Michèle Delacroix Michèle Delacroix ... La seconde hôtesse de l'air
Jacques Destoop Jacques Destoop ... Le mafioso sicilien


L'Alpagueur is a free-lance spy from the French secret agency. He's put on the investigation about L'epervier, a serial-killer who employs young boys to help him robbing banks before killing them. Written by Frederic Villemin <fredv@infonie.fr>

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Some animals get away with Murder, rape, torture. Doesn't it make your blood boil? Well - THE HUNTER did something about it.


Action | Crime | Thriller


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Did You Know?


The director Philippe Labro was a great friend of Jean-Pierre Melville, who died three years before the shooting. And the dialogues in this film "L'Alpagueur", where Bruno Cremer calls his co stars "Coco", is a sort of homage to Melville, who usually called his friends "Coco". See more »


During the last seen in the house, when Belmondo kills the last guy with the shot-gun a rope can been seen while falling off the window. See more »


Le mafioso espagnol: I'm tired of honest cops.
Routier Gros Bras: Honest? Me? Don't insult me!
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Alternate Versions

German VHS version misses ca. 4 minutes. See more »


Featured in Solyanka po-Piterski (2011) See more »


L'Alpagueur Contre L'Épervier
Written and Performed by Michel Colombier Et Son Orchestre
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A good thriller but the denouement is not explained
7 April 1999 | by piapiaSee all my reviews

A good thriller, with a very good cast and Belmondo at his best. Excellent photography, and everything you may wish, but a very important thing is missing: How did Belmondo identify the criminal? Nothing is explained. He just happens to find him, and we are not part of the secret. It is a pity, for the picture was doing well, and is very entertaining. But the rating of 8 went down to 6 in the two or three last minutes. The French are good at this type of thing, and Belmondo excels. But in this case they committed the unpardonable sin.

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Release Date:

June 1980 (USA) See more »

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Cerito Films See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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