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Greed in the Sun (1964)

Cent mille dollars au soleil (original title)
A rough trucker assigns his new truck and its mysterious cargo to his newest employee, only to see it hijacked by one of his experienced drivers. Now, his friends are after him to retrieve the goods. Are 100,000 dollars worth dying for?

Director:

Henri Verneuil

Writers:

Michel Audiard (dialogue), Claude Veillot (novel) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Rocco
Lino Ventura ... Hervé Marec dit 'Le plouc'
Reginald Kernan ... John Steiner aka Peter Frocht
Bernard Blier ... Mitch-Mitch
Anne-Marie Coffinet Anne-Marie Coffinet ... Angèle
Doudou Babet Doudou Babet ... Khenouche
Pierre Collet Pierre Collet ... One of Castagliano's Employees
Christian Brocard Christian Brocard ... Plouc's Mechanic
Paul Bonifas ... Dr. Magnart
Jackie Blanchot Jackie Blanchot ... Guest at Halibi's (as Jacky Blanchot)
Louis Bugette Louis Bugette ... Zeze (as Bugette)
Pierre Mirat Pierre Mirat ... Halibi dit 'le sourdingue'
Andréa Parisy ... Pepa (as Andrea Parisy)
Gert Fröbe ... Castagliano dit 'La betterave' (as Gert Froebe)
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Storyline

Rocco and his female accomplice, Angèle hijack a truck from a trucking company in the Saharan desert. The head of the trucking company, Castigliano hires Rocco's friend, Hervé and a newly employed German, Hans to go after him and bring back the valuable goods. After the two run into some trouble Castigliano sends a second truck driven by Mitch and Khenouche. Written by Olive Films

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 April 1964 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Greed in the Sun See more »

Filming Locations:

Marrakech, Morocco See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Verneuil, he designed his film like a real western. He said that he had no cow boys, but he had thousand of horses, horsepower inside the truck engines, and these trucks are the real stars. See more »

Quotes

Rocco: You know, when 260-pounds guys are speaking, 120-pounds guys are listening.
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

References The Wages of Fear (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Cent Mille Dollars Au Soleil
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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Big trucks on a roller-coaster adventure in Saharan Africa
9 August 2005 | by peter-1061See all my reviews

Belmondo and Ventura are top-notch in this great Saharan adventure. A network of French long-distance truckers live the macho life in the Arabic western (I think) Sahara. When young Belmondo steals a truck with $100,000 of contraband and takes off across the desert and mountains, the chase begins. If you've seen The Wages of Fear (and you'd better!), this will recall that great adventure, although the seat-of-your pants tension is replaced by the back-and-forth fortunes and fun of the pursuit. But it's the same rough-man frontier atmosphere, same epic scale of adventure, same wide-screen memorable scenery in stunning locations, same big trucks, same handful of beautiful females. I'm sure the film is hard to find in English (I saw it on french TV), but watch it if you find it. You won't regret it.


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