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The Wise Guys (1965)

Les grandes gueules (original title)
An ex-con with ulterior motives convinces the struggling inheritor of a sawmill to use convicts as affordable lumberjacks.

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Hector Valentin
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Laurent
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Jackie Keller
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Nénesse
Jean-Claude Rolland ...
Mick
Hénia Suchar ...
Christiane
Reine Courtois ...
Yvonne Didier
Nick Stephanini ...
Lucien Therraz
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Capester
Marc Eyraud ...
L'éducateur
François Vibert ...
Keller
Mick Besson ...
Raoul
Michel Charrel ...
Cuirzepas
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Skida
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An ex-con with ulterior motives convinces the struggling inheritor of a sawmill to use convicts as affordable lumberjacks.

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The Tall Trees Couldn't Hide...The Innermost Secrets of These Strange Men and Their Women!

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June 1969 (USA)  »

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Edouard Molinaro was first considered to direct the film. See more »

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Written and Performed by François de Roubaix Et Orchestre
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Friendship and Love and Good Guys vs Bad Guys and more
21 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie for the first time when I was 22. Since then I've seen it at least a dozen times -- over a period of over 20 years, every time I find new things in it: friendship and love and "life is not fair" and there is nothing we can do about it except try to do our best. + 2 marvelous actors who, alone, a worth seeing the movie... Lino Ventura, as usual, a very forceful personality, and Bourvil, for once, is not in a comic capacity, two people from worlds apart and yet they come to form this unexpected and unlikely friendship because ultimately, they are the Good Guys in a world full with "model citizens" performing dirty tricks. The film is dynamic, it leaves you breathless


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