6.8/10
2,560
7 user 6 critic

The Return of the Tall Blond Man (1974)

Le retour du grand blond (original title)
With 'little captain' Cambrai raising serious doubts about the reality of the so-called "super spy", Colonel Toulouse kidnaps Christine and forces Francois to play again the character of "... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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

A hapless orchestra player becomes an unwitting pawn of rival factions within the French secret service after he is chosen as a decoy by being identified as a super secret agent.

Director: Yves Robert
Stars: Pierre Richard, Bernard Blier, Jean Rochefort
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A womanizer balances his wife, mistress, and love interest.

Director: Gérard Oury
Stars: Pierre Richard, Valérie Mairesse, Christine Murillo
La chèvre (1981)
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When the accident-prone daughter of a French businessman disappears in Mexico and the detective sent down to find her returns empty-handed, the businessman's company psychologist comes up ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Veber
Stars: Pierre Richard, Gérard Depardieu, Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
The ComDads (1983)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Unable to find her runaway son, a woman deceives two of her ex-lovers from her youth, a mild-mannered teacher and a tough journalist, that each is the real father in order to obtain their ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Veber
Stars: Pierre Richard, Gérard Depardieu, Anny Duperey
The Toy (1976)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

When François, a journalist, is touring a big store for an article, he is chosen by the son of the owner, Rambal-Cochet, as his new toy. All afraid of the despotic industrialist who is also... See full summary »

Director: Francis Veber
Stars: Pierre Richard, Michel Bouquet, Fabrice Greco
The Fugitives (1986)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Coming out from jail, Lucas has decided to change his life and behave like a good citizen. But when he is taken hostage in a bank by a hare-brained robber, no cops can believe he is not ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Veber
Stars: Pierre Richard, Gérard Depardieu, Jean Carmet
The Escape (1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Gérard Oury
Stars: Pierre Richard, Victor Lanoux, Raymond Bussières
Distracted (1970)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A comedy about an absent-minded man who works at a advertising company. He topples from one problem to another.

Director: Pierre Richard
Stars: Pierre Richard, Marie-Christine Barrault, Maria Pacôme
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Pierre is a hotel cashier in Vichy, so shy that he answers an ad from the Psychology Institute and can't say no to the salesman, Aldo; he spends 6,000 francs on tapes, books, and a punching... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Richard
Stars: Pierre Richard, Aldo Maccione, Jacques François
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Yan is a successful artist. One day he is waiting for his date Florence to turn up at his apartment. As the doorbell rings, he finds another young woman in underwear on his doorstep: his ... See full summary »

Director: Édouard Molinaro
Stars: Pierre Richard, Richard Bohringer, Emmanuelle Béart
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Édouard Molinaro
Stars: Mireille Darc, Pierre Mondy, Michael Lonsdale
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

For a special mission to destroy drug dealers in Nice, hardcore bachelor inspector Campana has to don the role of a married man with a child. He adjusts himself well but will have to fight a lot before being able to achieve final victory.

Director: Georges Lautner
Stars: Alain Delon, Michel Constantin, Michael Lonsdale
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Colonel Louis, Marie, Alphonse Toulouse
...
Christine
...
Le ministre
Paul Le Person ...
Colette Castel ...
...
Charmant, un tueur
Hervé Sand ...
Prince, Un tueur
Jean Amos
Antoine Baud
André Bollet
Paul Bonifas
Michel Francini
Jacques Giraud
Edit

Storyline

With 'little captain' Cambrai raising serious doubts about the reality of the so-called "super spy", Colonel Toulouse kidnaps Christine and forces Francois to play again the character of "The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe" in some fake adventures. All this to stop the investigation into the death of Colonel Milan. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 December 1974 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Return of the Tall Blond Man  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Colonel Toulouse tells Francois that the legion of honour is a military award. In fact it is awarded to both military personnel and civilians, the criteria for awarding it to civilians actually being easier. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: On May 26th of last year, Francois Perrin arrived at Orly Airport in Paris wearing two different colored shoes. That was the beginning of the adventure of The Tall Blond Man with One Black Show. This man, chosen at random in the crowd, was to become the central figure in a fantastic spy story. Colonel Toulouse, head oa a certain secret service agency, used him to bait a trap for his second-in-command Colonel Milan, who was too ambitious for his taste. Toulouse convinced him that ...
See more »

Connections

Follows The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Actor Pierre Richard is such a joy to watch that one is compelled to state that fun would never cease to end !!!!
7 April 2015 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

The fun which audiences had due to Yves Robert's ingenuous story telling methods in "The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe" continues without any break in "The Return of the Tall Blond Man". Much of the action concentrates its focus on the notion that if a spy is created for some specific targets to be met, this person can also be allowed to die once those targets are achieved. French actors Pierre Richard as a spy and Mireille Darc as the spy's girl friend travel to Brazil as love birds where they are able to escape danger by being vigilant during all times. A key aspect of this film is about how a bureaucrat would try to do anything possible in order to please a minister ? This sub plot brings a fresh twist to the story wherein direct political involvement in matters of spies are brought to the fore. This situation gives rise to a minor yet decisive conflict between a secret agent and his contemporary.The fun does not seem to end as a lot of comic situations are added in the film to depict the futility of espionage.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?