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The Outside Man (1972)

Un homme est mort (original title)
PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | January 1973 (USA)
After fulfilling a contract killing in Los Angeles, a French hit man becomes the target of a hit himself and tries to flee back to Paris.

Director:

Jacques Deray

Writers:

Jean-Claude Carrière (screenplay), Jacques Deray (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Lucien Bellon
Ann-Margret ... Nancy Robson
Roy Scheider ... Lenny
Angie Dickinson ... Jackie Kovacs
Georgia Engel ... Mrs. Barnes
Felice Orlandi ... Anderson
Carlo De Mejo ... Karl
Michel Constantin ... Antoine
Umberto Orsini ... Alex
Carmen Argenziano ... Second Hawk
Rico Cattani Rico Cattani ... Butler
Ted de Corsia ... Victor
Edward Greenberg Edward Greenberg ... Hitchhiker
Philippa Harris Philippa Harris ... Salesgirl
Jackie Earle Haley ... Eric
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Storyline

French hitman Bellon (Trintignant) has been hired by mobsters to kill Victor, a rival mobster. Bellon travels to Victor's home in Los Angeles and shoots him. When Bellon tries to flee the country, he discovers that his passport and luggage have been stolen, and that another hit man named Lenny (Scheider) has been hired to kill him. Written by Strelnikoff

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If you kill the most powerful man in organized crime, they've got the rest of your life to get you.


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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy | USA

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

January 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Outside Man See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Jackie Earle Haley, when Jean-Louis Trintignant slaps him in the face, Trintignant really slapped him hard. Two takes were filmed and Trintignant slapped for real both times. See more »

Alternate Versions

An "X" Rated addition used for European release contains 10 additional minutes, most notably in the scene where Jean Louis Trintignant meets Ann Margret at the downtown LA nightclub. The European version contains full frontal nudity throughout the scene. This "X" rated version screened in Los Angeles at the American Cinematheque in 1998 and was mistakenly screened as the "PG" version on Showtime Networks in 2001. See more »

Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 2 (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

The Outside Man
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Charles Burr
Sung by Joe Morton
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" Fear the past, . . . it's catching up with you from the Dark "
22 May 2012 | by thinker1691See all my reviews

This dramatic fast pace triller was written by Jean-Claude Carriere and directed by Jacques Derey. It tells the story of Frenchman Lucien Bellon (Jean-Louis Trintignant) a man deeply in debt with the French mob. To settle accounts he agrees to travel to America with the sole task of assassinating a high powered Mob Boss. The assignment goes according to plan with one snag, upon completing his task he discovers he has been targeted by Lenny (Roy Scheider) an American hit man. There are plenty of speedy shootings and get-aways with interesting and secretive meetings which keeps the audience guessing as to who the Bad guys are. Eye candy is provided by beautiful and seductive Ann-Margret and sultry Angie Dickinson. The movie is interesting in that perennial Good guy Roy Scheider plays the heavy and Felice Orlandi nearly always a heavy, plays Anderson a cop. Good entertainment. ****


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