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La Grande Vadrouille (1966)

La grande vadrouille (original title)
A RAF Bomber is shot down over Paris by the Germans. Its crew (Terry Thomas as a flight captain) land there by parachute. With the help of some French civilians (Louis De Funès in the role ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Augustin Bouvet
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Stanislas Lefort
Claudio Brook ...
Peter Cunningham
Andréa Parisy ...
Soeur Marie-Odile / Sister Marie-Odile
Colette Brosset ...
Germaine
Mike Marshall ...
Mary Marquet ...
Mère Supérieure
Pierre Bertin ...
Le grand-père de Juliette - propriétaire du guignol
Benno Sterzenbach ...
Major Achbach
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Juliette
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Sir Reginald
Sieghardt Rupp ...
Lt. Stuermer
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Un caporal allemand
Helmuth Schneider ...
L'officier allemand dans le train (as Helmut Schneider)
Paul Préboist ...
Le pêcheur
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Storyline

A RAF Bomber is shot down over Paris by the Germans. Its crew (Terry Thomas as a flight captain) land there by parachute. With the help of some French civilians (Louis De Funès in the role of a conductor and Bourvil as a house painter) they try to escape over the demarcation line into the southern part of France, still not occupied by the Germans. Written by Gerard Bader <badergac@wxs.nl>

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Comedy | War

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Release Date:

8 December 1966 (France)  »

Also Known As:

La Grande Vadrouille  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was seen by 17 million people in France, a box-office record in that country until Titanic (1997). See more »

Goofs

In the wide shots, the engine of the passenger train with which Peter Cunningham tries to escape, has large smoke deflector plates. When stopped in the station near Meursault, however, the engine has no more deflector plates. See more »

Quotes

Sir Reginald: I wonder where are we now?
Alan MacIntosh: We must be over Calais sir.
Sir Reginald: [the clouds clear, then the Eiffel Tower is visible] Yeah, Calais!
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Connections

Referenced in La vengeance du serpent à plumes (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Rule, Britannia!
(uncredited)
Music by Thomas Augustine Arne (uncredited)
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One of the greatest comedies ever!
26 April 2001 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

I saw this great movie everytime I was ill and couldn't go to school, when I was a kid. I've seen it for at least 20 times, and it still make me laugh. I often have the soundtrack for the movie in my head. I love this film, and it is still one of my favourite films!!


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