Starring Al Paccino, Marthe Kiler, Anny Duperey and Romolo Valli
At more than 200 mph, strapped into the cockpit of a Formula One car like an astronaut blasting into orbit, Bobby Deerfield stares death in the face on every mile of every race he drives. His senses, his instincts, his reflexes are all tuned to the razor edge of perfection. But inside him, something is missing - and it takes a reckless and passionate woman to show him what it is.
Al Pacino stars in Bobby Deerfiled, a haunting love story set against the danger and spectacle of European, and Grand Prix auto racing. Working in his first romantic leading role, Pacino portrays the withdrawn, defensive champion driver who falls in love with a dommed patient at a Swiss sanitorium.
Martha Keller plays the beautiful, uninhibited Lillian, who teaches Bobby the wisdom of the heart. French actress Anny Duperey makes her Amierican film debut as Bobby's elegant, cold-blooded mistress, just another brick in the wall of techniques, teammates, mechanics and magagers that shield him for real life.