MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 857 this week

The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob (1973)
"Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob" (original title)

7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 6,806 users  
Reviews: 27 user | 7 critic

A bigoted Frenchman finds himself forced to impersonate a popular rabbi while on the run from a group of assassins - and the police.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 8 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 07 Feb 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 14 Mar 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 02 Aug 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob (1973)

The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob (1973) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob.
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmet and publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a war against fast food entrepreneur Tri- catel to save the French art of cooking. After having ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Zidi
Stars: Louis de Funès, Coluche, Ann Zacharias
The Closet (2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work.

Director: Francis Veber
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Depardieu, Thierry Lhermitte
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Eight tourists who met in a holiday camp on the Ivory Coast are reunited for a skiing holiday.

Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Josiane Balasko, Michel Blanc, Marie-Anne Chazel
Oscar (1967)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Édouard Molinaro
Stars: Louis de Funès, Claude Rich, Mario David
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three half-brothers are reunited at their mother's funeral. After being told of their inheritance they quickly spend the money, only to find out that they will not receive it after all. The... See full summary »

Directors: Didier Bourdon, Bernard Campan
Stars: Didier Bourdon, Bernard Campan, Pascal Légitimus
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

At the start of the summer holidays, the Saint-Tropez police launch a major offensive against dangerous drivers... See full synopsis »

Director: Jean Girault
Stars: Louis de Funès, Jean Lefebvre, Geneviève Grad
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two neurotics, working for a suicide hotline on the night of Christmas Eve, get caught up in a catastrophe when a pregnant woman, her abusive boyfriend, and a transvestite visit their office.

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré
Stars: Anémone, Josiane Balasko, Marie-Anne Chazel
The Miser (1980)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Directors: Louis de Funès, Jean Girault
Stars: Louis de Funès, Franck Cabot-David, Hervé Bellon
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A second-class horror movie has to be shown at Cannes Film Festival, but, before each screening, the projectionist is killed by a mysterious fellow, with hammer and sickle, just as it happens in the film to be shown.

Director: Alain Berbérian
Stars: Chantal Lauby, Alain Chabat, Dominique Farrugia
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Holidaymakers arriving in a Club Med camp on the Ivory Coast are determined to forget their everyday problems and emotional disappointments. Games, competitions, outings, bathing and sunburn accompany a continual succession of casual affairs.

Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Josiane Balasko, Luis Rego, Marie-Anne Chazel
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Jean Girault
Stars: Louis de Funès, Michel Galabru, Christian Marin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Suzy Delair ...
...
Rabbi Jacob (as Dalio)
Claude Giraud ...
Mohamed Larbi Slimane / Rabbi Zeiligman
Renzo Montagnani ...
Le colonel Farès
Janet Brandt ...
Tzipé Schmoll, la grand-mère
André Falcon ...
Le ministre
Xavier Gélin ...
Alexandre, le fils du général
Henri Guybet ...
Salomon, le chauffeur de Pivert
Popeck ...
Moishe Schmoll (as Jean Herbert)
...
Antoinette Pivert
Denise Provence ...
Esther Schmoll
Jacques François ...
Le général
Claude Piéplu ...
Le commissaire divisionnaire Andreani
Georges Adet ...
Le vieux Lévi
Edit

Storyline

In this riot of frantic disguises and mistaken identities, Victor Pivert, a blustering, bigoted French factory owner, finds himself taken hostage by Slimane, an Arab rebel leader. The two dress up as rabbis as they try to elude not only assasins from Slimane's country, but also the police, who think Pivert is a murderer. Pivert ends up posing as Rabbi Jacob, a beloved figure who's returned to France for his first visit after 30 years in the United States. Adding to the confusion are Pivert's dentist-wife, who thinks her husband is leaving her for another woman, their daughter, who's about to get married, and a Parisian neighborhood filled with people eager to celebrate the return of Rabbi Jacob. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

THE WILD... THE HILARIOUS... THE SCREWBALL... THE RIOTOUS

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| | | |

Release Date:

18 October 1973 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob  »

Box Office

Budget:

FRF 18,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The helicopter in the final scene wears the registration F-BUFB. Built in 1973, this Sud-Aviation SA341G Gazelle now flies in Italy as I-LDAV. When the movie was filmed, the helicopter was more or less brand-new. See more »

Goofs

When Pivert is about to climb out of the bubble-gum vat for the first time, the ladder is already smeared with green goop. See more »

Quotes

[as his Cab fills up with Jewish men accompanying Rabbi Jacob]
New York Taxi Driver: Hey, this is a taxi, not a synagogue!
See more »

Connections

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One of the funniest movies I have ever seen!!!
22 February 2000 | by (Tx) – See all my reviews

Does anyone know where I can get a copy of this movie? I saw it in 1973 and can only remember that I was glad it was in subtitles because the laughter drowned out the dialogue. The juxtaposition of rabbis that weren't, with other Jews was hilarious. This movie was heavy with slapstick type humor as well. Loved it !


12 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?