Max and the Junkmen (1971) Image

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Summary: Max is a Paris detective, aloof, independently wealthy, and frustrated by gangs of robbers whom he cannot catch. To re-establish his stature and save face, he decides to inveigle a group of petty thieves (led by an old acquaintance) to rob a bank. A reluctant captain provides Max intelligence and Max starts spending evenings with Lilly, a prostitute who's the girlfriend of the group's leader. He poses as a rich banker with money to burn and encourages Lilly to think about her future. He hints at a payroll that comes through his bank. The plot works, the petty thieves think they're ready for a big score, and the cops are in place. What could go wrong with Max's cold plan? Who's entrapped?
Runtime: 112 min
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Production: Fida Cinematografica
Genres: Drama, Romance, Crime
Countries: France, Italy
Language: French
Director Credit
Claude Sautet Director
Writer Credit
Claude Néron Writer
Claude Sautet Writer
Jean-Loup Dabadie Writer
Cast Credit
Alain Grellier Guy
Albert Augier One Of Lily's Clients
Bernard Fresson Abel Maresco
Boby Lapointe Lui Serafino/'P'tit Lu'
Dominique Zardi Baraduch
François Périer Rosinsky
Georges Wilson Le Commissaire
Henri-Jacques Huet A. Cyriaque/'Dromadaire'
Jacques Canselier Jean-Marie Patinet/'Jean-Jean'
Maurice Auzel Antoine Chantoiseau/'Tony'
Michel Creton Robert Saidani
Michel Piccoli Max
Philippe Léotard Losfeld
Robert Favart Loiselle
Romy Schneider Julia Anna Ackermann/'Lily'
Producer Credit
Raymond Danon Producer
Roland Girard Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: