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Animal (1977)
"L'animal" (original title)

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The funny misadventures of a dating duo of film stunt professionals in France.

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Mike Gaucher et Bruno Ferrari
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Jane Gardner
Dany Saval ...
Doris
Raymond Gérôme ...
Le comte de Saint-Prix
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La vedette féminine
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La vedette masculine
Yves Mourousi ...
Himself
Charles Gérard ...
Hyacinthe
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Le metteur en scène
Mario David ...
Santos, le Gitan
Henri Génès ...
Camille, le patron du bistrot
Julien Guiomar ...
Fechner
Aldo Maccione ...
Sergio Campanese
Jacques Alric ...
Le maître d'hôtel
Henri Attal ...
Un assistant
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A movie about a good-for-nothing stuntman called Mike Gaucher who can't do one single job without something going wrong. His fiancée wants to kill him, the film studios don't want to give him any more work and, as King Kong for a promotion in a supermarket, he winds up destroying some display shelves. The only role he plays well is pretending not to be able to hear, speak and walk in order to get money from the government. Then along comes the "beautiful" actor called Bruno Ferrari. Supposedly a fearless stuntman, Ferrari turns out to be afraid of heights once his feet leave the ground. So a stuntman is needed to prevent a scandal. And who is the man who looks most (or exactly) like Bruno? You guessed it, good-for-nothing Mike... Written by Markus Wachenheim <markusw@geocities.com>

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5 October 1977 (France)  »

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FRF 25,000,000 (estimated)
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This was Raquel Welch's final film until Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) 17 years later. See more »

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Heavy-handed comedy
23 October 2008 | by (Paris, Fr) – See all my reviews

It all starts with an ugly animated credit sequence focusing on a funky lion. Would that be the Animal in the title? OK, but it's hardly relevant with the character played by Belmondo.

The comedy aims to be wild with Belmondo hamming his double-part full-throttle. It may be funny to a 5-year old; for a grown-up it looks like tired jokes with heavy-handed direction in gross situations (the gay movie-star, the crooked and clumsy stunt double). Raquel Welch is beautiful and quite a relief compared to her partner.

Overall it smells like a big budget dilapidated into big stunt jokes, in turn dwarfed by the would-be burlesque tone. Somehow Claude Zidi must have been thinking the Marx Brothers had become famous for silly over-the-top gags devoid of any subtlety...


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