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Le marginal (1983)

The story is about Commissioner Jordan who arrives in Marseille to combat drug trafficking activities in his own unique way.

Director:

Jacques Deray

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Jacques Deray (scenario), Jean Herman (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Commissaire Philippe Jordan
Henry Silva ... Sauveur Meccacci
Carlos Sotto Mayor Carlos Sotto Mayor ... Livia Maria Dolores
Pierre Vernier Pierre Vernier ... Inspecteur Rojinski
Maurice Barrier ... Tonton
Claude Brosset Claude Brosset ... Antonio Baldi
Tchéky Karyo ... Francis Pierron
Jacques Maury Jacques Maury ... Maître Cappa
Roger Dumas ... Inspecteur Simon
Gabriel Cattand Gabriel Cattand ... Contrôleur Dumas
Michel Robin ... Alfred Gonet dit Freddy le chimiste
Jacques David Jacques David
Jean-Louis Richard Jean-Louis Richard ... Antoine
Didier Sauvegrain Didier Sauvegrain ... Un tueur de Meccaci / Alfred's murderer
Stéphane Ferrara Stéphane Ferrara ... L'indic assassiné
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The story is about Commissioner Jordan who arrives in Marseille to combat drug trafficking activities in his own unique way.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 October 1983 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El marginal See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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3rd highest grossing movie of its year in France. See more »

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Poor "Dirty Harry" clone.
22 November 2004 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Belmondo is a tough cop. He goes after a big-time drug dealer (played by Henry Silva, normally a great villain - see "Sharky's Machine"; but here he is clearly dubbed, and because of that he lacks his usual charisma). He goes to the scuzziest places of Paris and Marseilles, asks for some names, beats up some people, gets the names, goes to more scuzzy places, asks for more names, beats up more people, etc. The whole movie is punch after punch after punch. It seems that the people who made it had no other ambition than to create the French equivalent of "Dirty Harry". Belmondo, who was 50 here, does perform some good stunts at the beginning; apart from those, "Le Marginal" is a violent, episodic, trite, shallow and forgettable cop movie. (*1/2)


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