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Payoff (2003)

Gomez & Tavarès (original title)
Two dirty cops decide to extort a lord mobster using an account book they found during the investigation of a murder case.


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Credited cast:
Stomy Bugsy ... Lt. Carlos Gomez
Titoff ... Lt. Maxime "Max" Tavarès
Élodie Navarre ... Paulina
Jean Yanne ... Tonton
Noémie Lenoir ... Gina
Etienne Chicot ... Commissaire Cagnoty
Daniel Duval ... Izenberg
Philippe Lemaire ... Silvio Baginorelli
Eléonora Donde Eléonora Donde ... Catherine Gomez
Tony Amoni Tony Amoni ... St Jean, le Rasta
Guy Amram Guy Amram ... Rocco
Moussa Maaskri ... Marco
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brahim Aimad Brahim Aimad ... Francky (as Brabra)
Marc Andréoni ... Nicolas Darochard
Tomasz Bialkowski Tomasz Bialkowski


In Marseille, the lazy and dirty police Detective Maxime "Max" Tavarès is assigned by Commissaire Cagnoty to work with Detective Carlos Gomez, who has just been transferred from Paris. Gomez has problem to accept the procedures of the corrupt Max and they investigate the apparent suicide of the accountant Lucino. The efficient Gomez finds a four leaf clover into Lucino's nose and they seek out his daughter, the stripper Paulina Lucino, and who might be the killer. They stumble with two criminals in front of her building and they arrest them. When a hit-man posing of lawyer kills the two men in the district, Gomez and Max conclude that there is an informer in the precinct. Meanwhile they contact Paulina and she asks for protection and a painting of her mother that is on the wall of her father's apartment. Meanwhile Max is pressed by the Internal Affairs to help in the investigation of his partner, who lives in a fancy and expensive house with his wife, two sons and his sister Gina and ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Action | Crime | Comedy


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On the news report on TV at the end, the French word "trafic" is written the English way in the middle of a sentence in French: "traffic de drogue". See more »


Followed by Gomez & Tavarès, la suite (2007) See more »

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23 May 2004 | by zukunft1908See all my reviews

This movie is not bad. The Action is good, the whole movie has a great look. It might have some little problems at the end, when the filmmakers really try to make this movie look more "international" or "hollywoodstylish", but that is okay, because it ist a charming movie. This movie is real good entertainment. And that's what this movie is made for!

Unfortunally some viewers want to watch a Michael-Bay-Movie. But guys: Michael Bay has budgets of more than 100 Millionen Bucks per movie! And compare this movie to all those American action-movies made for the international video / DVD - market in the last years (sind 1995). Most of these movies were bad and even worse. So "Gomez et Travares" might not be a masterpiece, but it is better than most b-Actionmovies from Hollywood of the last years.

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French | German

Release Date:

7 May 2003 (France) See more »

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