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Jerk à Istambul (1967)

Vincent And Gregoire have just won a lot a money.The latter wants the whole pile and flies away to Turkey where he meets a compatriot,Appoline,and her boss Samos.


Francis Rigaud


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Constantin ... Vincent
Jean-François Poron Jean-François Poron ... Grégoire
Anny Duperey ... Apolline
Pierre Richard Pierre Richard ... Samos
Yves Gabrielli Yves Gabrielli ... Youri
Ugo Pagliai ... Ralph
Alfredo Zammi Alfredo Zammi ... Luigi
Gisèle Grimm Gisèle Grimm ... La voyageuse à Orly
Florence Giorgetti Florence Giorgetti ... Une entraîneuse
Nathalie Courval Nathalie Courval ... Nicole (as Nathalie Bonnemason)
Tony Rödel Tony Rödel ... Client du cabaret (as Tony Roedel)
Pierre Koulak Pierre Koulak ... Un serveur
Lionel Bailly Lionel Bailly
Oja Kodar ... (as Olga Palinka)
Viviane Lanz Viviane Lanz


Vincent and Gregoire have just won a lot a money.The latter wants the whole pile and flies away to Turkey where he meets a compatriot,Apolline,who sings in a nightclub owned by a shady boss,Samos who uses his entertainer to spy on the French guy .With his gang he succeeds in stealing all the money from the naive young man.But they have not heard the last of Vincent,who turns up ,determined to recover his dough. Written by dbdumonteil

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Drama | Thriller




France | Italy



Release Date:

23 June 1967 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Cento milioni per morire See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.00 : 1
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Edited into Operation: Secret Agents, Spies & Thighs (2007) See more »

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Samos 99 or jerks in Istambul
28 April 2017 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Francis Rigaud is a French coarse comedies specialist ,but "Jerk A Istambul "(What a dumb title!) is a different matter : it's a thriller ,with an alarming lack of imagination.The film is decidedly of very little interest (just read the plot).Michel Constantin was par excellence the French cinema tough guy ,but romantic Jean- FRançois Poron (mostly remembered for "La Princesse De Clèves" or"Le Masque De Fer") is miscast .Very beautiful Duperey (20 at the time)is given the part of the damsel in distress,not great material to work with .Pierre Richard who portrays the villain must not be mistaken for the other "Pierre Richard" with whom Duperey co-starred in "Les Malheurs D'Alfred".Lots of beat-ups and bland songs pad out the movie.

Made at a time when people would not travel much ,the movie takes advantage of the scenery: Bosphorus, The Meteors in Greece ,which are the real stars of the flick.Please ,remember the guide .

Moral of this story: put aside your (not so) old grudges ,and hope for the best!And as the woman in black suggests :revenge is a dish best eaten hot!

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