Rocco and his female accomplice, Angèle hijack a truck from a trucking company in the Saharan desert. The head of the trucking company, Castigliano hires Rocco's friend, Hervé and a newly employed German, Hans to go after him and bring back the valuable goods. After the two run into some trouble Castigliano sends a second truck driven by Mitch and Khenouche.
Did You Know?
About the title's choice, at first Michel Audiard came to Verneuil with the title "60 000 dollars au soleil". But Verneuil thought it was a bit greedy, and that it could as well be "100 000 dollars au soleil". See more
You know, when 260-pounds guys are speaking, 120-pounds guys are listening.
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References The Wages of Fear
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue
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