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The Professional (1981)

Le professionnel (original title)
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.

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Georges Lautner
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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 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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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 October 1981 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

FRF 20,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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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 the clochards reach the car with the policemen inside, one of the chlochards destroys a bottle on the roof of the car, so the roof gets wet and there are lots of glass splinters on it. In various shots after, the roof is completely clean again. See more »

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Soundtracks

Chi Mai
Composed by Ennio Morricone
Directed by Ennio Morricone
Published by Général Music France
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A french secret agent(Joss) is assigned to kill an african country president but during his travelling mission political situation in France has changed and Joss is betrayed by his government and he become p
16 July 2000 | by torrballSee all my reviews

This is the best movie that Jean Paul Belmondo performance the movie came to this country in 1982 and you can see it how france handle political situation.. is the same way that countries in the first world treated third world countries during that time and if you remember during the 80's cold war was in the very best successful, beside this the acting is good and Ennio Morricone music "Chi Mai" combined with the dramatical scenes gives to you a spectacular moment that you never are going to forget this is the kind of movie for have in collection but unfortunately is not released in DVD region#1 or VHS but if you have an opportunity to rent it in your local video store ""DO IT""


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