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Monsieur Gangster (1963)

Les tontons flingueurs (original title)
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 ...
Bastien
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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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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

Towards the end of the film, before the final shooting in the distillery, Fernand says he has a wedding at 10 (supposedly 10:00AM). Later on, at the very final shot, after the car explodes in front of the church, the church clock clearly indicates 06:30PM. In France, wedding ceremonies never last for 8 and a half hours... See more »

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Un film "cult"
29 August 2005 | by (France) – See all my reviews

It was one of the greatest french comedies.

Dialogs were from Michel AUDIARD, but you must listen them in French.

It's theses dialogs which have made the notoriety of this movie. Five great actors are these "Monsieur GANGSTER" (Lino Ventura, Francis Blanche, Robert Dalban, Bernard Blier and Jean Lefebvre).

The greatest scene is when these five gangsters are drinking alcohol in the kitchen.

It's one of the funniest movies I've seen. If you don't speak french, it's more difficult to understand dialogs because translation is often different that original language.

Forty year later, I love always this film "cult".

Excuse me for my poor English.


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