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3 hommes à abattre (1980)

A man is pursued by killers after helping someone at a car crash.

Director:

Jacques Deray

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Jean-Patrick Manchette (novel), Alain Delon (adaptation) (as A. Delon) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Delon ... Michel Gerfaut
Dalila Di Lazzaro ... Béa
Michel Auclair ... Leprince
Pascale Roberts ... Mme Borel
Lyne Chardonnet Lyne Chardonnet ... L'infirmière au dossier
Jean-Pierre Darras ... Chocard
Bernard Le Coq Bernard Le Coq ... Gassowitz
François Perrot ... Etienne Germer
André Falcon André Falcon ... Jacques Mouzon
Féodor Atkine ... Leblanc
Yvan Tanguy Yvan Tanguy
Peter Bonke Peter Bonke ... Bastien
Daniel Breton Daniel Breton ... Carlo
Christian Barbier Christian Barbier ... Liethard
Simone Renant ... Mme. Gerfaut
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A man helps the victim of an auto accident, not realizing that the man has actually been shot. The men who shot him are now after the man who helped him, in order to eliminate him as a potential witness. Soon they are killing everyone he even comes in contact with in order to get him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Standard, yet very entertaining French thriller
23 July 2017 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

A professional poker player happens upon a badly injured man in a crashed car and takes him to the hospital, not knowing that the unfortunate gent had been the victim of an assassination attempt. The killers suspect that the dying man must have given out some incriminating information about them and their government employers and set out to make the gambler their next target.

Like a few other French thrillers before it, this film certainly owes some debt to Alfred Hitchcock with its story of an innocent man thrust into the middle of a dangerous situation where criminals try to hunt him down and kill him. It's not the most original of story-lines but this fast-paced film remains an enjoyable watch. There is enough action and incident punctuated through its run-time to ensure it never gets boring, such as an exciting car chase through the streets of Paris, a keyhole assassination, an attempted drowning on a crowded beach and a little bit of nudity courtesy of Italian actress Dalila Di Lazzaro who will be familiar to Euro genre fans for her roles in cult items such as Phenomena (1985). But it's really Alain Delon's movie ultimately. The role probably doesn't stretch him too much but he is quite a cool actor and holds things together pretty well I thought. On the whole, I found this to be a very enjoyable movie; it may not have brought anything especially new to the table but it did the job well enough for me.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 October 1980 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Men to Kill See more »

Filming Locations:

Trouville, Calvados, France See more »

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1.66 : 1
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