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Le ruffian (1983)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Aldo
... Gérard
... La 'baronne'
Béatrix Van Til ... Éléonore
Pierre Frag ... John
... Neslon Harting
James Ernest Davis ... An Indian (as James E. Davis Jr.)
Danyl Wahayenni-Martin ... An Indian
Rick Alkerton
Robert Bouchard
Broan Bowron
Mike Bradford
Donald Brown
Lorne Carry
William Collins
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12 January 1983 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Ruffian  »

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CAD 5,300,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Falls apart after the prologue
15 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

Starts absolutely masterful and then nosedives hard, sadly.

The amazing Lino Ventura plays a rough prospector in the rocky mountains, at least we're lead to believe that. After a stunningly directed and framed violent and exciting prologue full of beautiful landscape photography scored with a Ennio Morricone soundtrack the movie transforms into an awkward garbled mess that doesn't really know what it wants to be.

I have rarely seen a movie nosedive this hard. I would have loved if the movie had stayed a rough wilderness survival adventure piece with a solo Lino Ventura fighting nature and bandits.

But as it is I can only recommend everyone watch the movie until Lino Ventura arrives in the city and immediately destroy the DVD or Blu-Ray they're watching, to keep the great impressions of the first arc and spare themselves the sour note of a completely blundered premise.


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