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      L'Alpagueur

      1976 1h 40m Mystery & Thriller Action List
      Reviews 64% Audience Score 250+ Ratings In this gritty thriller, French film icon Jean-Paul Belmondo stars as Roger Pilard, a tough mercenary who works with -- and sometimes above -- the law to bring down dangerous criminals. Pilard must track down the ruthless killer and bank robber L'Epervier (Bruno Cremer), a criminal who murders his own accomplices. With help from one of the murderer's surviving victims, Pilard begins to close in on L'Epervier, but the scheming fugitive is determined to elude him. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member This french crime thriller reeks of the 1970s. That does have a certain charm, especially if you caught this film during many reruns in the 80s, but also feels pretty dated. Once the slow-starting plot gets moving things get rather enthralling, though. Belmondo plays a laconic bounty hunter who sets out to catch the "Hawk", a sadistic thief and murderer. The film packs quite a lot of plot into its short running time: a prison escape, a motel shootout and the friendship to a young crook who survived the villain's latest coup. The film's biggest asset is the protagonist's main soundtrack theme, which is very memorable and awesome, promising crucial events each time it is used. Even though not without a grim sense of humor, this is a dark, pessimistic cop thriller. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member One of those not very well known Belmondo movies and one of his best. Very dark atmosphere nailed me to the seat!!! Brilliant french thriller!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis In this gritty thriller, French film icon Jean-Paul Belmondo stars as Roger Pilard, a tough mercenary who works with -- and sometimes above -- the law to bring down dangerous criminals. Pilard must track down the ruthless killer and bank robber L'Epervier (Bruno Cremer), a criminal who murders his own accomplices. With help from one of the murderer's surviving victims, Pilard begins to close in on L'Epervier, but the scheming fugitive is determined to elude him.
      Director
      Philippe Labro
      Screenwriter
      Philippe Labro
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Action
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 22, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 40m