4.7/10
779
9 user 11 critic

Payoff (2003)

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

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
Directors: Gilles Paquet-Brenner, Cyril Sebas
Stars: Stomy Bugsy, Titoff, Jean Benguigui
UV (2007)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young and handsome stranger moves in a villa during a particularly hot summer. The intrigued residents let him. But one of them starts questioning the stranger's motives.

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Stars: Jacques Dutronc, Marthe Keller, Nicolas Cazalé
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Lucie and Marie are twin sisters with a love-hate relationship, their personalities completely opposed. Lucie is an extroverted pin-up model, drawn to Paris seeking fame and dragged into a ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Stars: Marion Cotillard, Stomy Bugsy, Patrick Bruel
Walled In (2009)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A demolition company agent uncovers the horrifying secrets held within a building she's having razed.

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Stars: Tim Allen, Mischa Barton, Darla Biccum
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942.

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup
Edit

Cast

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 Marc Andréoni ... Nicolas Darochard
Tomasz Bialkowski Tomasz Bialkowski
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime | Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

7 May 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Payoff See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,503,578 (France), 9 May 2003
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Connections

References The Cosby Show (1984) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cool movie
3 May 2004 | by netresearchSee all my reviews

I never knew the French could make such cool movies. Laconic and violent, with obvious homages to the 1970s, "Gomez & Tavares" a.k.a. "Payoff" is full of action, blasts, and lots of fun. While the script may have some minor flaws around its edges (not grave though), this movie works just fine, with some fine acting, cool dialogue, excellent photography and brilliant editing (yes indeed!). The soundtrack (both the musical score and the sound effects track) deserves some a special mention for a job not just well done, but outstandingly done. This film looks and sounds much more expensive than it probably was. Even my girl-friend, The Brain, liked it, which I guess means that the movie is sort of smart. Never mind the signifier or the signified. This film is pure "parole". Enjoy.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed