The Outside Man

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The Outside Man
Un homme est mort.jpg
French film poster for The Outside Man
Directed by Jacques Deray
Produced by Jacques Bar
Written by Jacques Deray
Jean-Claude Carrière
Ian McLellan Hunter
Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant
Roy Scheider
Michel Constantin
Angie Dickinson
Music by Michel Legrand
Cinematography Silvano Ippoliti
Terry K. Meade
Edited by William K. Chulack
Henri Lanoë
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
1973 (1973)
Running time
105 min.
Country France

The Outside Man (Un homme est mort) is a 1972 French thriller set in Los Angeles, directed by Jacques Deray and starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ann-Margret, Roy Scheider, and Angie Dickinson.[1]


French hitman Lucien Bellon (Jean-Louis Trintignant) has been hired by mobsters to kill Victor (Ted de Corsia), a rival mobster. Bellon goes to Victor's home, in Los Angeles, and shoots him point-blank.

Bellon's luggage and passport are stolen. Meanwhile, on television, news accounts of the murder allude to the police seeking not a French killer but an American one. Bellon stays in Los Angeles to discover the truth. Apparently, another hit man named Lenny (Roy Scheider) has been hired to kill Bellon.

Along the way, Bellon encounters a beautiful woman named Nancy (Ann-Margret), who offers to help, as well as the dead gangster's girlfriend, Jackie (Angie Dickinson). As he attempts to save his own life, Bellon hijacks a car and holds a woman (Georgia Engel) and her son (Jackie Earle Haley) hostage.



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