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The Wise Guys (1965)
"Les grandes gueules" (original title)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  June 1969 (USA)
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Hector Valentin (Bourvil) returns to France from Canada when he inherits a small sawmill. He has difficulties restarting the run-down operation which has inefficient workers and is hampered... See full synopsis »

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Hector Valentin
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Laurent
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Jackie Keller
Jess Hahn ...
Nénesse
Jean-Claude Rolland ...
Mick
Hénia Suchar ...
Christiane
Reine Courtois ...
Yvonne Didier
Nick Stephanini ...
Lucien Therraz
Roger Jacquet ...
Capester
Marc Eyraud ...
L'éducateur
François Vibert ...
Keller
Mick Besson ...
Raoul
Michel Charrel ...
Cuirzepas
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Skida
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Hector Valentin (Bourvil) returns to France from Canada when he inherits a small sawmill. He has difficulties restarting the run-down operation which has inefficient workers and is hampered by the dirty tactics of its bigger... See full synopsis »

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

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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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