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Le piège américain (2008)

One of the greatest conspiracies of all time, and one lone man is trying to uncover it.


Charles Binamé


Fabienne Larouche (screenwriter), Michel Trudeau (screenwriter)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rémy Girard ... Lucien Rivard
Gérard Darmon ... Paul Mondolini
Colm Feore ... Maurice Bishop
Joe Cobden ... Jeffrey Cohen
Janet Lane ... Rose Cheramie
Tony Calabretta ... Jack Ruby
Serge Houde ... DEA Agent Thompson
Dino Tavarone ... Carlos Marcello
Jeff Boudreault ... Michael Caron
Denis Gravereaux ... Michael Victor Mertz
Bill Lake ... Herbert Hoover
James Bradford James Bradford ... John L. McClellan
Manuel Tadros ... Joseph Valachi (as Manuel Tardis)
Philip Riccio Philip Riccio ... Lee Harvey Oswald
Sean Brison Sean Brison ... Edward James Whalen


It is the mid-1960s. The Cold War is raging. The world is still reeling from the assassination of JFK - but has yet to lose his kid brother Bobby. In the midst of all this, a reluctant hero by the name of Lucien Rivard becomes enmeshed in a web of global political intrigue and corruption. The United States, Russia and France are embroiled in a strategic battle over Third World natural resources. To keep the upper hand, each of their secret services has joined forces with various organized crime factions. Lucien is the go-between, travelling to the casinos of Havana, the night clubs of Dallas, the seedy heroin labs of Marseille, the tropical jungles of Indonesia and the urban jungles of New Orleans and Montreal. As tensions heat up, he becomes a secret weapon for a black ops organization over which he has no control - and an unwitting protagonist as a tragic chain of events begins to unfold before his very eyes. Written by Anonymous

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In the mid 1960's, Lucien Rivard, a professional criminal and unlikely hero becomes enmeshed in a global conspiracy to assassinate JFK. See more »


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French | English | Spanish

Release Date:

16 May 2008 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

The American Trap See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »


Box Office


CAD 8,700,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Aetios Production See more »
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Color | Black and White (archive footage)| Color (archive footage)| Black and White
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An Excellent Addendum to the Movie: JFK
21 April 2016 | by dan-lachSee all my reviews

If you recall the beginning of Oliver Stone's film JFK, a young woman is tossed out of a car on a deserted highway. She is picked up by State Police, claiming that she is aware of a plot to assassinate JFK. This movie picks up this strand where Oliver Stone leaves it. A perfect addendum to JFK, the film fills in many blanks and does not repeat nor contradict what has gone before.

By looking more closely at the CIA/Mafia links, the viewer gains a greater understanding of the background preparation concerning the hit on JFK and shines a far greater light of the CIA's use of the mob and Corsican hit men to do their work on American soil.

Also illustrates Canada's position as the ideal escape corridor for subversive activity. Definitely worth a close look.

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