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The Umbrella Coup (1980)
"Le coup du parapluie" (original title)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Grégoire Lecomte
Valérie Mairesse ...
Sylvette, alias Bunny
Christine Murillo ...
Josyane Leblanc
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Moskovitz, le tueur
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Frédo
Maurice Risch ...
Le producteur de Paris
Dominique Lavanant ...
Mireille
Axelle Abbadie ...
Juliette, la fleuriste
Yaseen Khan ...
Radj Kahn
Didier Sauvegrain ...
Stanislas Lefort, dit Constantin Patakis, alias Pierre Juvet, dit 'La Folle'
Mike Marshall ...
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Roger Carel ...
Salvatore Bozzoni
Vittorio Caprioli ...
Don Barberini
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Otto Krampe, dit La Baleine (as Gert Froebe)
Patrick Lecocq ...
Le journaliste télé
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Some of the secondary music (like the theme we hear in the answer-phone, or the one we hear on the radio) are taken from The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972). See more »

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In the latter part of the movie, when the car is leaving the airport car park, there is a van in the background with a poster on it which says "Gerard Oury et Pierre Richard en 'Le coup du parapluie". See more »

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Sylvette dite Bunny: What kind?
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Written by Patty S. Hill & Mildred J. Hill
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16 August 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Gérard Oury gave us so many successful films over two decades that it's a bit unusual to see a real flop. I don't know what the proceeds were for this one, but it has a lack of rhythm and loose plotting that suggest failure at the box office.

To begin with, the casting: when you can unite Bourvil and de Funès (La grande vadrouille), or Montand and de Funès (La folie des grandeurs), then Pierre Richard and Gérard Jugnot are going to seem small beer in comparison. And the story, so lacking in real tension and pace: an actor has a meeting with a producer, but goes in the wrong door, ends up working for the mob... Haven't we seen this kind of story before?

It's enough to say that Gordon Mitchell has a splendid granite face as the hit-man, and Christine Murillo is very sexy (what happened to her?).


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