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Choice of Arms (1981)

U 03/06/1983 (US) CrimeDrama 2h 15m


Two men break out of prison; a rival gang ambushes them. One is mortally wounded and tells the other, Mickey, to take him to the estate of a retired robber, Noel, who lives in comfort with his lovely and beloved wife, Nicole. The man dies, and Mickey, a menacing hothead, demands money of Noel. A few days later, Mickey returns to the estate, shoots up a dinner party and threatens them again. Noel sends Nicole to an hotel and goes to his old gang to help him hunt down the dangerous Mickey. Mickey has other problems, too, including heartache for a daughter he hardly knows. Young, eager cops tail Nicole, and all are on a complicated collision course.

  1. Alain Corneau

    Director, Writer

  2. Michel Grisolia


Top Billed Cast

  1. Yves Montand

    Yves Montand

    Noel Durieux

  2. Gérard Depardieu

    Gérard Depardieu


  3. Catherine Deneuve

    Catherine Deneuve

    Nicole Durieux

  4. Michel Galabru

    Michel Galabru

    Commissioner Bonnardot

  5. Gérard Lanvin

    Gérard Lanvin

    Inspector Sarlat

  6. Jean-Claude Dauphin

    Jean-Claude Dauphin


  7. Jean Rougerie

    Jean Rougerie

    Raymond Constantini

  8. Christian Marquand

    Christian Marquand


  9. Etienne Chicot

    Etienne Chicot

    Roland Davout

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Choice of Arms
Choice of Arms

Original Title Le choix des armes

Status Released

Original Language French

Budget -

Revenue -


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