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Shoot the Piano Player (1960)

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81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. The waitress Lena is in love with him. One of Charlie's brother, Chico, a crook, takes refuge in the bar because he is chased by two gangsters, Momo and Ernest. We will discover that Charlie's ...See moreCharlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. The waitress Lena is in love with him. One of Charlie's brother, Chico, a crook, takes refuge in the bar because he is chased by two gangsters, Momo and Ernest. We will discover that Charlie's real name is Edouard Saroyan, once a virtuose who gives up after his wife's suicide. Charlie now has to deal wih Chico, Ernest, Momo, Fido (his youngest brother who lives with him), and Lena... Written by Yepok See less
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Writers
David Goodis (novel "Down There") | François Truffaut (adaptation) (as F. Truffaut) (dialogue) | Marcel Moussy (adaptation)
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Opening Wknd
$ 10,466
Gross (USA)
$ 20,615
Gross (World)
$ 20,615
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Release date
Jul 23, 1962 (United States)

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16 cast members
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Charles Aznavour
Charlie Kohler / Edouard Saroyan Charlie Kohler / Edouard Saroyan   See fewer
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Nicole Berger
Thérèse Saroyan Thérèse Saroyan   See fewer
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Michèle Mercier
Clarisse Clarisse   See fewer
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Richard Kanayan
Fido Saroyan (as Le jeune Richard Kanayan) Fido Saroyan (as Le jeune Richard Kanayan)   See fewer
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Albert Rémy
Chico Saroyan Chico Saroyan   See fewer
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Jean-Jacques Aslanian
Richard Saroyan Richard Saroyan   See fewer
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Claude Heymann
Lars Schmeel Lars Schmeel   See fewer
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Alex Joffé
Passerby Passerby   See fewer
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Boby Lapointe
Le chanteur Le chanteur   See fewer
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Laure Paillette
La mère (uncredited) La mère (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alice Sapritch
Concierge (uncredited) Concierge (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 15,058 votes