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Rider on the Rain (1970)

Le passager de la pluie (original title)
A US Army colonel in France tries to track down an escaped sex maniac.

Director:

René Clément

Writer:

Sébastien Japrisot (original screenplay, adaptation and dialogue by)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Bronson ... Col. Harry Dobbs
Marlène Jobert ... Mélancolie Mau
Gabriele Tinti ... Tony Mau
Jean Gaven ... Inspector Toussaint
Jean Piat Jean Piat ... M. Armand
Jill Ireland ... Nicole
Corinne Marchand ... Tania
Annie Cordy ... Juliette
Ellen Bahl Ellen Bahl ... Madeleine Legauff
Steve Eckardt Steve Eckardt ... U.S. officer
Jean-Daniel Ehrmann Jean-Daniel Ehrmann
Marika Green Marika Green ... Hostess at Tania's
Yves Massard ... (as Yves Massart)
Marc Mazza Marc Mazza ... The Passenger (Mac Guffin)
Marcel Pérès Marcel Pérès ... Station Master
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Storyline

A beautiful young woman in the South of France is raped by a mysterious masked assailant. She shoots him dead soon afterwards and dumps his corpse in the sea. Soon an American investigator turns up who seems to know what she has done. Written by Jonathon Dabell <barnabyrudge@hotmail.com>

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Bronson At His Brutal Best! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sexuality and some thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

21 January 1970 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Rain See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$708,382
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Charles Bronson tried to get this remade in 1983 for Cannon Films, with him reprising the Harry Dobbs role, but plans fell through and the project was abandoned. See more »

Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Quotes

Col. Harry Dobbs: You expect me to eat that?
Mélancolie Mau: Americans live on ketchup and milk. I'm a whiz at geography.
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Alternate Versions

The film was shot twice, once with the cast speaking English and once with them speaking French, which the French version running just over two minutes longer despite having no additional scenes. The UK DVD released by Optimum includes both cuts of the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Le passager de la pluie
(la chanson du film)
Lyrics by Sébastien Japrisot
Music by Francis Lai
Performed by Séverine
Bande original disque Somethin'Else
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Great film, but do not buy the Orbit DVD!
3 April 2006 | by heyesydaysSee all my reviews

The film 'Rider On The Rain' (or, French title 'Le Passager De La Pluie') is simply a gem. But, do not buy the awful DVD from Orbit Media, released April 3rd 2006. There is hardly any colour and the print is atrocious! I have complained to Orbit and they said they are checking copies, but it is simply a case of poor quality in the Way the DVD has been made from the master. This is the worst DVD release I have ever seen. The picture is not clear enough either. I can't believe this mess. The only place you can get this film is France, but it's all in french (with Charles Bronson dubbed in French). However, the French DVD is by STUDIO CANAL and the print is breathtaking! Be warned.


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