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The Loner

The Loner

A Feature film by Jacques Deray

Produced by Sara Films, Cerito Films

Release in France : 18/03/1987


    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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    Actors (29)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Sara Films, Cerito Films

    French distribution :


    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (24)

    Assistant directors :

    Bernard Bolzinger, Pascal Meynier, Frédéric Planchon

    Dialogue Writers :

    Simon Michaël, Alphonse Boudard, Daniel Saint-Hamont

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Lenoir

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-François Robin

    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

    Adaptation :

    Daniel Saint-Hamont, Alphonse Boudard

    Producers :

    Alain Belmondo, Alain Sarde

    Screenwriter :

    Simon Michaël

    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

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Thriller, Action

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    Production country :

    France (100.0%)

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    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

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