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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
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Fechner
Aldo Maccione ...
Sergio Campanese
Jacques Alric ...
Le maître d'hôtel
Henri Attal ...
Un assistant
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Storyline

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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After a couple of under performing movies (by Belmondo's high standards anyway), he returns with this movie which was the 5th highest grossing movie of its year in France. See more »

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fun Belmondo movie with stunning Raquel
4 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a lot of fun,i watched it when i was a kid when it came out in Europe and i remember laughing in several scenes.I don't know how Belmondo's style translates to American audiences but to the rest of the world he was a big star when this movie came out and made a fantastic duo with Raquel.Raquel Welch always had a good flair for comedy and this material allows her to show her abilities.Here she is supposed to be a stunt-woman,partnering stuntman Belmondo in films and wanting to get married and she is really a lot of guts and fun.Belmondo plays the stuntman and a second role as a gay film star who resembles the stuntman. Belmondo is on his turf here and delivers.There was a lot of publicity about the stunts in this movie.Almost all of them performed by Belmondo himself,especially impressive a flying stunt where Belmodo is standing on-top of a flying plane.This movie is a good showcase for both Belmondo and Raquel.


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