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The Hotshots (1968)

Les cracks (original title)
Story talks about inventor. Inventor inventes cool bike and goes on racing competition. But on his way he has problems.

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Jules Auguste Duroc
Robert Hirsch ...
Me Mulot
Gianni Bonagura ...
Pifarelli
Monique Tarbès ...
Delphine Duroc
Michel de Ré ...
Le marquis de Lion
Edmond Beauchamp ...
Le vétéran
Anne Jolivet ...
Jocelyne
Jacques Arbez
Teddy Bilis ...
Mouton
Roger Caccia ...
Le semeur-pêcheur (as Caccia)
Serge Coursan
Gérald Denizeau ...
(as Gérald Denizot)
Gilles Dreu ...
Le serrurier
Max Fournel ...
Osmond
Georges Guéret
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Story talks about inventor. Inventor inventes cool bike and goes on racing competition. But on his way he has problems.

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1 March 1968 (France)  »

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A nagymenõ  »

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While shooting a perilous scene on a bicycle, Bourvil seriously injured his back. Doctors then noticed a unusual lump revealing the disease he died from a couple of years later. See more »

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Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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LES CRACKS (DIDIER BECU)
5 April 2004 | by (Gent, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Long before "Smokey and the bandit" (God bless...) and "The Cannonball run" there was "Les cracks". We follow Bourvil who just made a revolutionary bicycle that he wants to get used in Paris-San Remo, the first big cycletour of the century (it's 1901) but due to many circumstances Bourvil ends up being bankrupt and a very stupid (but clever) debtclaimer wants everything Bourvil has, including the bicycle... What we then see is during the whole movie the chase after Bourvil. Let's make it right from the start, we saw the great French comedian in much better movies and the hommage to slapstick from director Alex Joffe can work on your nerves as this is like some copy from a Buster Keatonmovie in colours, but as it often go with French movies, you tend to laugh.


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