For Patrick, early-morning hang-overs are never any fun. Moreover, that night, Patrick is fighting N'Gono, a colassal boxer with a face as friendly as Arnold Schwarzenegger's knee. The match is over even before Patrick steps into the ring. Somewhere else in the same town, Nathaniel starts his day according to an unchanging ritual. Sleazy con jobs and other kinds of small-time swindling inevitably end up with him getting his fac bashed in. In a dingy bar, these two losers meet up. Tired and at the end of his rope, Patrick comes to a dicision. He's going to drive down to sunny Narbonne Beach, where his cousin Marius has a pizza truck. Nathaniel, who has his own reasons for having to leave town in a hurry, decides to come along.
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Jean Reno made his screen début in 1979, in Costa-Gravas's "Clair de femme". After "La Passante du Sans-Souci" directed by Jacques Rouffio (1981), he had a starring role in Luc Besson's first feature, "The Last Battle". "Subway" (1987), "The Big Blue" (1987), "La Femme Nikita" (1989) and "The Professional" (1994) allowed them to continue their collaboration. Jean Reno has also appeared in Bertrand Blier's "Notre histoire" (1984), Marco Ferreri's "I love You" (1986), Eric Duret's "L'Homme au masque d'or" (1990), "L'Opération Corned-Beef" (1990) and "Les Visiteurs" (1994), both directed by Jean-Marie Poiré. (13.7 million admissions in France alone for this second film).