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The Great Spy Chase (1964)
"Les Barbouzes" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Action | Thriller  -  May 1966 (USA)
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A cold-war spy parody. After the death of an armaments manufacturer, an international group of spies is drawn into a high-stakes battle of wits to obtain the valuable military patents which... See full summary »

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Francis Lagneau
Francis Blanche ...
Boris Vassiliev
Bernard Blier ...
Eusebio Cafarelli
Mireille Darc ...
Amaranthe
Jess Hahn ...
Le commodore O'Brien
André Weber ...
Rossini
Louis Arbessier ...
The Swiss colonel
Jacques Balutin ...
Le douanier (scenes deleted)
Françoise Giret ...
Mme Pauline
Violette Marceau ...
Rosalinde
Anne-Marie Blot
Yves Elliot
Jean-Pierre Moutier ...
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Jean-François Régnier ...
(as J.F. Régnier)
Michel Duplaix ...
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A cold-war spy parody. After the death of an armaments manufacturer, an international group of spies is drawn into a high-stakes battle of wits to obtain the valuable military patents which have been inherited by the lovely widow. Written by Jon von Zelowitz

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RUN...love takes you where the spies are...PURSUE...women who are curved like weapons...Hide...with the one you seek...and the sparks fly upward...


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A great parody, but prefer "les tontons flingueurs"
10 June 2002 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

A tipically popular French movie of the 60s with great actor, great dialogues and a directing, if not very clean, efficient in spite of modest means. However,scenario is flatter than in others Audiard's movies and some scenes are too long to be funny. Movie as a whole is endless and a sharper, more concise style would have been benefic to the drama. I still recommend to see this movie, which remains creative, and which is a real, in opposition with e.g. "Austin Powers", a parody of a parody (James Bonds) only based on gimmiks. "Les Barbouzes" is a stand-alone movie, a piece in the great wall of cine-history, which is not Mike Meier's art.


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