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The Umbrella Coup (1980)

Le coup du parapluie (original title)
A womanizer balances his wife, mistress, and love interest.

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

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8 October 1980 (France)  »

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The Umbrella Coup  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Sylvette dite Bunny: What kind?
Grégoire Lecomte: 'Butch Cassidy', 'The Sting'...
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Connections

References Don't Look Now... We're Being Shot At! (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday To You
Written by Patty S. Hill & Mildred J. Hill
Performed by the orchestra in the hotel
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« Ragoutoutou, Ragout for my pooch ; Ragoutoutou, i love it very Mooch ! » (tv)
16 August 2015 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

I see that this catch line from the funny advertising featured in the movie has gone aboard which is the proof that this french comedy was really popular. In addition, i think that our parents took us with my brother to see it in theater as a kid ! Thirty years later, the movie is still funny : the idea is really original and is a pit of funny moments : a second class actor thinks he plays the killer in a movie while he has been picked up by real gangsters ! The cool dumb actor is played by Pierre Richard who belongs to the pantheon of the french funny comedians along De Funès, Michael Youn… His personal trait would be his huge enthusiasm, so big that he can't control it and become clumsy ! The first part in the movie takes place in Paris and i can see now how french society has changed since (for the worst…) ! The final takes places in Saint Tropez (again as usual) but the action is rather indoor and that's why i have always thought it happens in a mountain lodge ! In addition, Pierre goes with a lot of famous faces among them the French "LHO" from a recent previous TV review !


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