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Monsieur Gangster (1963)
"Les tontons flingueurs" (original title)

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Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed "The Mexican". The doomed mobster talks Fernand into taking care of some criminal business and ... See full summary »

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Fernand Naudin
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Raoul Volfoni
Francis Blanche ...
Maître Folace
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Antoine Delafoy
Pierre Bertin ...
Adolphe Amédée Delafoy
Robert Dalban ...
Jean
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Paul Volfoni
Horst Frank ...
Théo
Charles Regnier ...
Tomate
Mac Ronay ...
Venantino Venantini ...
Pascal
Sabine Sinjen ...
Patricia
Jacques Dumesnil ...
Louis le Mexicain
Yves Arcanel
Philippe Castelli ...
Le tailleur
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Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed "The Mexican". The doomed mobster talks Fernand into taking care of some criminal business and looking after his soon-to-be-married daughter. When a longtime mobster heavy, Volfoni takes exception to Fernand for being an outsider, they come after Fernand who is equal to the task. He defends himself in a series of comical killings from the onslaught of the mob. Written by Anonymous

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27 November 1963 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Les Tontons Flingueurs  »

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Paul Meurisse:  The guy with the monocle saluting Lino Ventura at the end of the movie is Paul Meurisse, a reference to the Movie _Le Monocle noir_ also by Georges Lautner. See more »

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When punched by Lino Ventura, the wall against which Bastien falls buckles. Georges Lautner points this out in the director's commentary. See more »

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'Uncle', already
10 April 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

After the Killer Tomatoes we now have the Killer Uncles (a more or less literal translation of an untranslatable movie). The level of word-play may be guessed at even by non-French speakers when the credits announce it is based on the novel 'To grisbi or not grisbi', which is, in itself, a nod to another novel and classic French movie 'Touchez-pas aux grisbi', with 'grisbi' in both cases being underworld slang for 'loot' in the sense of 'hot' money. Although it has all the trappings of a 'gangster' entry this is actually a comedy of bad manners involving two factions led respectively by Lino Ventura and Bernard Blier. While ex-wrestler Ventura has no problem acting tough Blier, arguably the best actor in the piece by light years and equally at home across the acting spectrum, plays it for laffs so that what we wind up with is a melange. Another French classic. 8/10


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