The Professional

The Professional (1981)

Never leave vengeance to amateurs.

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1981-10-21
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 509 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: Cerito Films
  • Production Country: France
  • Director: Georges Lautner
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French secret service agent Josselin Beaumont is dispatched to take down African warlord N'Jala. But when his assignment is canceled, he's shocked to learn that his government is surrendering him to local authorities. He is given a mock trial and sentenced to 20 years of hard labor. But Beaumont escapes from prison and vows not only to avenge himself against his betrayers but also to finish his original assignment.

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  • Jean-Paul Belmondo

    as Joss Beaumont
  • Robert Hossein

    as Commissaire Rosen
  • Elisabeth Margoni

    as Jeanne Baumont
  • Jean-Louis Richard

    as Colonel Martin
  • Jean Desailly

    as Ministre
  • Michel Beaune

    as Capitaine Valeras
  • Cyrielle Clair

    as Alice Ancelin
  • Pierre Vernier

    as Salvatore Volfoni
  • Marie-Christine Descouard

    as Doris Frederiksen
  • Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu

    as L'inspecteur Farges
  • Pierre Saintons

    as le président Njala
  • Gérard Darrieu

    as L'instructeur Picard
  • Sidiki Bakaba

    as Le prisonnier évadé
  • Dany Kogan

    as Sergent Gruber
  • Marc Lamole

    as Le serveur d'hôtel
  • Jacques Canselier

    as Le petit homme aux fleurs
  • Bernard Marcellin

    as Agent service secret 1
  • Jean-Claude Bouillaud

    as Agent service secret 2
  • Claude-Bernard Perot

    as Agent service secret 3
  • Yves Pignot

    as Agent service secret 4
  • Cheik Doukouré

    as Le docteur de l'infirmerie
  • Serge Nubret

    as L'infirmier au procès
  • Guillaume Corea

    as Le procureur
  • André Weber

    as Le clochard 'associé'
  • Pascal N'Zonzi

    as Arthur, le secrétaire de Njala
  • Baaron

    as Le président du tribunal
Costume & Make-Up Paulette Breil Costume Design
Directing Georges Lautner Director
Writing Michel Audiard Screenplay
Art Eric Moulard Production Design
Art Philippe Turlure Set Decoration
Writing Patrick Alexander Novel
Sound Alain Sempé Sound Engineer
Production Alain Belmondo Producer
Sound Ennio Morricone Original Music Composer
Production Dominique Rigaux Production Manager
Camera Henri Decaë Director of Photography
Editing Michelle David Editor
Writing Georges Lautner Screenplay
Writing Jacques Audiard Writer