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The Brain (1969)
"Le cerveau" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  13 November 1969 (USA)
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Arthur and Anatole are two little robbers. They want to rob money, money that will travel in a special train from Paris to Bruxelles. They don't know that other people have planned to do ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Arthur Lespinasse
Bourvil ...
Anatole
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Col. Carol Matthews
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Frankie Scannapieco
Silvia Monti ...
Sofia
Raymond Gérôme ...
Le commissaire
Jacques Balutin ...
L'inspecteur Pochet
Henri Attal ...
Un homme de la bande
Yves Barsacq ...
Un gardien
Jacques Ciron ...
L'inspecteur Duboeuf
Robert Dalban ...
Le Belge enrhumé
Mario David ...
Un antiquaire
Raoul Delfosse ...
Un Belge
Tommy Duggan ...
Le superintendant Cummings
Henri Génès ...
Le gardien-chef
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Storyline

Arthur and Anatole are two little robbers. They want to rob money, money that will travel in a special train from Paris to Bruxelles. They don't know that other people have planned to do the same thing. Written by Jean-Yves Simon <simon@wotangate.micro.ti.com>

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The Brain has rocked the world with laughter!

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Trivia

The film has been shot in two languages (French and English) with the same cast. See more »

Goofs

Halfway through the film, when the train is shot from above in the countryside the shadow of the helicopter flying over is clearly visible on the side of the rail-track. See more »

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Referenced in Particka: Episode #3.10 (2012) See more »

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The Brain
Written by Georges Delerue
Performed by American Breed
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Hard to find but great comedy caper
19 July 2009 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

Very Sixties in its making - with elements of the Italian Job and the Pink Panther combined - the Brain is silly, slick, and entertaining.

The robbery is colossal - $7 million in used notes from 14 countries all on one train! With an all star international cast headed up by Belmondo and Niven this is a frantic, frenetic, fun-filled take on the caper genre - and it really works - from the prison break to the caper itself and the subsequent chase it's high speed all the way.

Everything just kind of works - a great cast - a very competent director and all in all, it's fun.

The only downside is its very difficult to find and is rarely scheduled.

It has however finally been released in France on a double DVD (Without subs).

If you can find it it's a film to enjoy.


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