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Le gang (1977)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 19 January 1977 (France)
In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police ... See full summary »

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Jacques Deray
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Delon ... Robert, dit 'le dingue'
Xavier Depraz Xavier Depraz ... Jo
Roland Bertin Roland Bertin ... Raymond
Adalberto Maria Merli Adalberto Maria Merli ... Manu
Maurice Barrier ... Lucien dit 'Le Mammouth'
Raymond Bussières ... Cornélius
Giampiero Albertini Giampiero Albertini ... Léon
Laura Betti ... Felicia
Nicole Calfan ... Marinette
Gilette Barbier
Agnès Château Agnès Château ... La femme de Raymond
Dominique Davray ... La prostituée
Anne Jousset Anne Jousset ... Une amie de Janine
Catherine Lachens ... Janine
Carole Leroy Carole Leroy
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In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police attempt to stop their crime spree with little success, but how long will their luck last? Written by Infofreak

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Crime | Drama

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Italy | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 January 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gang See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Adaptation from a novel based on true events written by Roger Borniche, an ex-inspector of police See more »

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Referenced in The Loudmouths (1999) See more »

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Entertaining but average caper movie.
17 January 2002 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

'The Gang' is a watchable, but ultimately forgettable crime film. Alain Delon has charisma to spare, as can be seen in his performances in movies like 'Le Samourai' and 'Girl on a Motorcycle', but charisma isn't enough to save this under-written movie. A bad perm doesn't help any either!

Delon plays Robert, the leader of a small group of criminals in 1940's France. They band together and robs banks and factories with some success. Enough success to make them nationally known as the "front-wheel drive gang". 'The Gang' is told from the viewpoint of Robert's wife Marinette (Nicole Calfari), and is much a love story as a caper movie. Pity the characters aren't more interesting, and the plot less predictable. For rabid Alain Delon fans only. Otherwise, don't bother.


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