Jordan's stylish remake of Jean-Pierre Melville's "Bob le Flambeur" serves as a showcase for Nolte's magnificent performance. Nolte is Bob, an American inveterate gambler, heroin addict, and master thief whom everyone likes, including the French cop (Karyo) who wants to save him from himself. When Bob loses the last of his money at the track, he's talked into masterminding an art heist at a casino with the usual band of multinational partners. Along the way, he rescues a young waitress from a pimp, taking her under his wing. Jordan provides plenty of atmosphere and noir-heist dialogue, although the plot gets a little tricky and may induce some head-scratching at the end.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 109 minutes.
Originally from French, British, Irish.
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