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Le marginal (1983)

The story is about Commissioner Jordan who arrives in Marseille to combat drug trafficking activities in his own unique way.

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Jacques Deray

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Jacques Deray (scenario), Jean Herman (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Commissaire Philippe Jordan
Henry Silva ... Sauveur Meccacci
Carlos Sotto Mayor Carlos Sotto Mayor ... Livia Maria Dolores
Pierre Vernier ... Inspecteur Rojinski
Maurice Barrier ... Tonton
Claude Brosset Claude Brosset ... Antonio Baldi
Tchéky Karyo ... Francis Pierron
Jacques Maury Jacques Maury ... Maître Cappa
Roger Dumas ... Inspecteur Simon
Gabriel Cattand Gabriel Cattand ... Contrôleur Dumas
Michel Robin ... Alfred Gonet dit Freddy le chimiste
Jacques David Jacques David
Jean-Louis Richard Jean-Louis Richard ... Antoine
Didier Sauvegrain Didier Sauvegrain ... Un tueur de Meccaci / Alfred's murderer
Stéphane Ferrara Stéphane Ferrara ... L'indic assassiné
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Fed-up with the inefficiency of the Marseille police, Paris sends drug-enforcement specialist Philippe Jordan to Marseille. He's supposed to assist the local law enforcement dismantle the drug networks, especially mobster Sauveur Mecacci's network. So far, Mecacci has managed to elude capture or successful prosecution by local authorities. However, Inspector Philippe Jordan's unorthodox law enforcement style may prove efficient against Mecacci if Jordan receives a free-hand green-light from the Marseille police bosses and if he survives the frequent attempts against his life, of course. Once at work, Inspector Philippe Jordan's rough style creates mayhem in the city of Marseille and triggers numerous complaints from the Mayor's Office, from outraged citizens and from the lawyers of a scared Mecacci who wants to see Jordan dead. These things, in turn, tell Jordan he's on the right track. Written by nufs68

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 October 1983 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El marginal See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Belmondoism.
10 March 2005 | by kalevpoegSee all my reviews

For me this movie seems a little chaotic, it mostly jumps from scene to scene and doesn't follow theme line very accurately. Still, it's entertaining movie for action or cop movie fans. At time of original release this was an excellent action film, but for time being action movies are at totally new level. Therefore don't expect too much. This movie has some good points thought. First of all, we see very good starting actor, young Tchéky Karyo here. Second, for car fans there is a car chase scene with Ford Mustang. Third, Belmondo makes his own stunts. Quite interesting is also to watch the first orange bullet train speeding in France! It's a little nostalgic to see this movie. I would say that after every 15 years or so, it is fun to see it again


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