Hold-Up (film)


French film poster
Directed by Alexandre Arcady
Written by Alexandre Arcady
Jay Cronley (book)
Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo
Kim Cattrall
Guy Marchand
Jean-Pierre Marielle
Music by Serge Franklin
Cinematography Michael Chapman
Distributed by Gaumont
Release dates
  • 23 October 1985 (1985-10-23)
Running time
114 minutes
Country Canada
Language French
Box office CAD $8,000,000[1]
2,367,294 admissions (France)[2]

Hold-Up is a Franco-Canadian crime comedy from 1985, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and directed by Alexandre Arcady. The screenplay by Arcady, Daniel Saint-Hamont and Francis Veber is based on the novel Quick Change by Jay Cronley. The novel was filmed again, as Quick Change, in 1990, with Bill Murray starring and co-directing.


Dressed as a clown, the clever rascal Grimm holds up the most secure bank of Montreal and takes 30 hostages. While confusing and ridiculing the police with his strange behavior, he calmly manages to rid the bank of a fortune. But then an unsatisfied companion arouses trouble...





The CD soundtrack composed by Serge Franklin is available on Music Box Records label (website). It also includes the complete score of Alexandre Arcady's Last Summer in Tangiers (1987).

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