Cold Sweat (1970 film)

Cold Sweat is a 1970 French-Italian international co-production starring Charles Bronson and directed by Terence Young. It is based on the 1959 novel Ride the Nightmare by Richard Matheson. It was filmed in and around Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

Cold Sweat
Directed byTerence Young
Produced byRobert Dorfmann
Maurice Jacquin
Screenplay byShimon Wincelberg
Jo Eisinger
Dorothea Bennett
Based onRide the Nightmare
by Richard Matheson
StarringCharles Bronson
Liv Ullmann
James Mason
Jill Ireland
Music byMichel Magne
CinematographyJean Rabier
Distributed byEmerson
Release date
June 14, 1970
Running time
94 minutes


An American (Charles Bronson) living in France must face his past when his wife and daughter are kidnapped by former fellow convicts turned narco-dealers he once double-crossed.


The film was known for an extended car chase with an Opel Commodore GS/E I6 involving the Bronson character's attempt to get a doctor to a wounded drug dealer in exchange for his wife.[1]

Actress Liv Ullmann complained in an interview that Charles Bronson was rude to her and her daughter during the filming. She claims that he returned her child to her when she wandered to his table and admonished her by saying "Please keep your child to yourself." [2]



  1. Internet Movie Car Database: 1969 Opel Commodore GS/E Coupé [A]
  2. Metro Media USA website:
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