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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
Bastien
Venantino Venantini ...
Pascal
Sabine Sinjen ...
Patricia
Jacques Dumesnil ...
Louis le Mexicain
Yves Arcanel
Philippe Castelli ...
Le tailleur
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Storyline

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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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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References Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954) See more »

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Grandiose
21 March 2004 | by (Paris) – See all my reviews

I agree with all reviewers of this film, though they don't seem to agree one with the other. The thing is they're all right depending on how you focus on it. The other point is most of the reviewers, if not all of them, are French. And that is the point. You have to be French, otherwise, you'll pass over what makes this film so brilliant. In other words, what would be the point watching "gone with the wind" being deaf and blind? Still, if you are able to catch the delicious subtleness and unbelievable richness of Parisian argot (slang spoken for over 500 years makes it vintage. doesn't it ?), it is definitely a must see. Still, I gave it a 10 -1 rating. 10 because it's worth it, minus 1 because it's French.


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