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The Professional (1981)

Le professionnel (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 21 October 1981 (France)
Victim of a plot which has resulted in his imprisonment in a Central African jail for two years, a French secret agent arrives in Paris to settle accounts.

Director:

Georges Lautner

Writers:

Patrick Alexander (novel), Georges Lautner (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Josselin Beaumont dit 'Joss'
Jean Desailly ... Le ministre
Cyrielle Clair ... Alice Ancelin (as Cyrielle Claire)
Marie-Christine Descouard Marie-Christine Descouard ... Doris Frederiksen
Elisabeth Margoni ... Jeanne Baumont
Jean-Louis Richard ... Le colonel Martin
Michel Beaune ... Le capitaine Valeras
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu ... L'inspecteur Farges (as Bernard Donnadieu)
Pierre Saintons Pierre Saintons ... Le président N'Jala
Gérard Darrieu Gérard Darrieu ... L'instructeur Picard
Sidiki Bakaba Sidiki Bakaba ... Le prisonnier évadé
Baaron Baaron
Robert Hossein ... Le commissaire Rosen
Dany Kogan Dany Kogan ... Sergent Gruber
Marc Lamole Marc Lamole ... Le serveur d'hôtel
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Storyline

French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to one of the African countries to kill their president Njala. However, at the last moment the political situation changes and the French secret service turns him in to the African authorities, and he is sentenced to a long-term imprisonment. After the daring escape he returns to France and deliberately informs his former chiefs of his presence promising them to kill Njala who has just arrived to the country with the official visit. Written by Yuri German <blsidt1@imf.org>

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

While experiencing shooting delays, Belmondo asked his father Paul Belmondo to help with the authorizations needed to perform the famous car chase scene on the Trocadero Plaza. See more »

Goofs

When Jeanne Baumont is standing naked, the position of her arms changes abruptly between shots. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hvezdná párty: Episode #1.10 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Vent, Le Cri
Composed by Ennio Morricone
Directed by Ennio Morricone
Published by Général Music France
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Unbelievabel
28 April 2001 | by JKettchSee all my reviews

There are not many movies which impressed me as much as this one. Everything is perfect, actors, story and as the best) the music of Ennio Morricone..... One of the movies you can see as much as you want...you will never be bored! Forget modern/new action movies made in Hollywood. See this one. Today no one makes movies like this any more... Just unbelievabel and great!


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 October 1981 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

FRF20,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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