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Boomerang (1976)

Comme un boomerang (original title)
Under the influence of drugs, a teenager, Eddy, kills a policeman. His father, Jacques, pleads extenuating circumstances and nearly succeeds in gaining the confidence of the policeman's widow. But the press reveals that Jacques is an ex-gangster who has spent time in prison.

Director:

José Giovanni

Writers:

José Giovanni (story), Alain Delon (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Delon ... Jacques Batkin
Carla Gravina Carla Gravina ... Muriel
Dora Doll ... Ginette, la mère d'Eddy / Eddy's mother
Louis Julien Louis Julien ... Eddy Batkin
Christian de Tillière Christian de Tillière ... Le juge / The judge (as Christian de Tiliere)
Monique Chaumette Monique Chaumette ... La femme de l'horloger
Louisa Colpeyn Louisa Colpeyn ... Madame Feldman
Jacques Rispal Jacques Rispal ... Albert Chiusi
Suzanne Flon ... Mme Grimaldi / Widow Grimaldi
Pierre Maguelon ... L'inspecteur Léoni / Police commisioner
Reinhard Kolldehoff ... Le banquier Feldman / Feldman, the banker (as René Kolldehoff)
Jacques Debary ... Le président Lenoir
Charles Vanel ... Me Ritter
Rino Bolognesi Rino Bolognesi ... L'adjoint de Léoni / The second of the police commissioner
Gérard Hérold Gérard Hérold ... Me Vaulnet / Vaulnet, the lawyer
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Under the influence of drugs, a teenager, Eddy, kills a policeman. His father, Jacques, pleads extenuating circumstances and nearly succeeds in gaining the confidence of the policeman's widow. But the press reveals that Jacques is an ex-gangster who has spent time in prison. Written by Aline

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 August 1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Boomerang See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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La Mélancolie
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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Justice is unfair...
17 May 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

...to the Rich.That might be the obnoxious moral of this Jose Giovanni film.The director was more inspired when he directed Delon in "Deux Hommes Dans la Ville" ,which was a strong plea against death penalty or even later in "Mon Père ..Il M'a sauvé La Vie" A former gangster (Delon) is on the right track again.He has become a wealthy man.Unfortunately,his beloved son kills a cop .And the judge has no pity on the poor rich kid.The father will sacrifice everything he 's got to save him.Even Suzanne Flon,cast as the policeman's widow cannot, save the flick.Besides ,slow motions which were trendy in the FRench cinema of the seventies are almost unbearable.

Get "Deux Hommes Dans la Ville" instead.


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