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The Man from Acapulco (1973)
"Le magnifique" (original title)

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Francois Merlin is an espionnage-book writer. He likes to mix every-day character he can met in his book. In his book, he is Bob Saint Clar, his neighbour Christine appears as Tatiana and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bob Saint-Clar / François Merlin
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Tatiana / Christine
Vittorio Caprioli ...
Karpof / Charron
Hans Meyer ...
Colonel Collins
Monique Tarbès ...
Mrs. Berger
Mario David
Bruno Garcin ...
Pilu
Raymond Gérôme ...
General Pontaubert
Jean Lefebvre ...
The electrician
Fabrizio Moresco
André Weber ...
The plumber
Hubert Deschamps ...
Le vendeur
Bernard Musson ...
Interpreter
Thalie Frugès ...
Publishing House Hostess
René Barrera ...
The Chinese / The Bride
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Francois Merlin is an espionnage-book writer. He likes to mix every-day character he can met in his book. In his book, he is Bob Saint Clar, his neighbour Christine appears as Tatiana and his editor Georges Charon as Colonel Karpoff. Written by Jean-Yves Simon <simon@wotangate.micro.ti.com>

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The Man from Acapulco  »

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7th highest grossing movie in France for its year. See more »

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In Tatiana's bungalow, Bob Sinclar watches a movie screen displaying the shark attack of the opening scene. The cigarette smoke disappears behind the screen, showing that the film with the shark was added after the scene was shot. See more »

Quotes

Tatiana: You are a great seducer!
Tatiana: I don't know about it.
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Referenced in Munich (2005) See more »

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Cucurrucucu Paloma
Tomas Mondez Sosa
Editon musicale: Pema Musique (Georges Bacri)
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First Half Genius
7 May 2009 | by (Afghanistan) – See all my reviews

The first half of "Le Magnifique" is postmodern tongue-in-cheek genius, a wild, ludicrous and in every department excellent mixture of James Bond spoof, splatter effects, slapstick, intertextual verve and romantic comedy clearly exceeding the ten stars limit, plus a downright irresistible Jacqueline Bisset (and I'm not even into brunettes). The second half, hmm, doesn't really come as a letdown, but sticks more to conventional vaudeville formulas and simply can't live up to the absurd roller-coaster folly already established, a few bitter tones possibly due to Francis Veber, a prolific and superb, but sometimes uneven writer who also worked on the script. The Canal Plus DVD features the French original as well as the English and German dub. As for comic dramas of the 70s, unorthodox and essential viewing.


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