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The Loner

The Loner

A Feature film by Jacques Deray

Produced by Sara Films, Editions René Château, Cerito Films

Release in France : 18/03/1987

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Actors (29)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producers :

Sara Films, Editions René Château, Cerito Films

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The policeman Stan Jalard and his colleague Simon Lecache are rather fed up with police work. They are toying with the idea to quit police service in order to run a hotel on the Antilles. Single father Lecache has already asked his son Christian about it. But at the very evening when Lecache tells Jalard that his son approves of their plan, Lecache is murdered by the professional killer Charly Schneider.

Jalard changes his mind. He dedicates his life all the more to police work. After two more years he has been promoted but he had no chance to get Schneider yet because Schneider disappeared. Eventually Schneider returns to France and commits crimes. Moreover he threatens Jalard on the phone and later devastates his flat. He even sends somebody to shoot Jalard and his godson Christian in the street.

Jalard identifies Schneider's new accomplices and puts them under pressure. Step by step he closes in on him until he can confront him in his hide-out. Schneider refuses to show any regret, eludes and steals a car. He tries to run over Jalard who arrests him anyway. Now that Jalard has brought the murderer of Christian's father to justice, he allows Christian to call him “Dad”. He, who has put his godson away into boarding schools all the time and lived only for his police work, now demonstrates a shift in priorities. When they drive home, Jalard puts a police siren on top of his car and drives wiggly lines just because that obviously amuses little Christian a lot.

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Full credits (24)

Assistant directors :

Bernard Bolzinger, Pascal Meynier, Frédéric Planchon

Dialogue Writers :

Simon Michaël, Alphonse Boudard, Daniel Saint-Hamont

Screenwriter :

Simon Michaël

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Lenoir

Assistant Operators :

Ariane Damain, Bruno Delbonnel

Production Manager :

Bernard Bolzinger

Sound Editor :

Joël Beldent

Continuity supervisor :

Bénédicte Kermadec

Music Composer :

Dany Shogger

Stunt performers :

Claude Carliez, Rémy Julienne

Singer :

Carlos Sottomayor

Still Photographer :

Vincent Rossell

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Daniel Saint-Hamont, Alphonse Boudard

Producers :

Alain Belmondo, Alain Sarde

Director of Photography :

Jean-François Robin

Sound Assistant :

Denis Carquin

Camera Operator :

Claude Bourgoin

Editor :

Henri Lanoé

Assistant editor :

Sylvie Pontoizeau

Production Designer :

Jean-Claude Gallouin

Foley artist :

Daniel Couteau

Casting :

Romain Brémond

Costume designer :

Paulette Breil

Location Manager :

Claude Albouze

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Feature film

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Thriller, Action

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 40 min

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