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The Big Runaround (1966)
"La grande vadrouille" (original title)

 -  Comedy | War  -  8 December 1966 (France)
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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:
Bourvil ...
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
Marie Dubois ...
Juliette
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Sir Reginald
Sieghardt Rupp ...
Lt. Stuermer
Reinhard Kolldehoff ...
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  »

Box Office

Gross:

SEK 5,414,000 (Sweden)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film was the most successful French film in Germany until Welcome to the Sticks (2008) was released. See more »

Goofs

Painted road markings weren't introduced in France until post-WW2 (and the movie takes place in 1941). See more »

Quotes

Germaine: Vous dormirez bien Messieurs. Schlafen Sie gut! Je suis très à cheval sur la literie!
Major Achbach: A cheval?
Germaine: [trying to make herself better understood] Oui à cheval sur la liter... A cheval... Oui...
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Connections

Featured in Louis de Funès ou Le pouvoir de faire rire (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Rakoczy March S. 11
Written by Hector Berlioz (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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