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Panique (1977)

Industrial pollution causes water poisoning and generalized sickness in a nearby city and is the start of a major news scandal.


Jean-Claude Lord


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paule Baillargeon ... Françoise Gélinek
Jean Coutu ... Raymond St-Jacques
Lise Thouin ... Hélène
Pierre Thériault ... Robert Johnson
Jacques Thisdale ... Benoît
Raymond Lévesque ... Michel Longpré
Gérard Poirier ... Le Premier Ministre Chevrier
Jean-Marie Lemieux ... Claude Bédard
Benoît Girard ... Maurice Falardeau
Claude Michaud ... Paul
Jean Besré Jean Besré
Elise Varo Elise Varo ... Nicole Lautrec
Louise Cuerrier
Louise Turcot
Catherine Bégin


A major pulp and paper company uses a new money-saving fabrication process that, as a side effect, starts dumping its waste in the St. Lawrence river near a major city. The chemicals cannot be filtered and get into tap water. Soon enough, this causes many people, mostly children, to end up in hospitals with a variety of alarming symptoms. The dangers of this process are starting to be suspected, but the company does everything it can to not take the blame, such as changing their formula during the governmental tests. A major news scandal is soon underway. Written by Sergio Ortega

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pollution | neo noir | hijack | See All (3) »









Release Date:

16 September 1977 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Panic See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »


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CAD508,000 (estimated)
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