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The Goat (1981)
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When the accident-prone daughter of a French businessman disappears in Brazil and the detective sent down to find her returns empty-handed, the businessman's company psychologist comes up with an unusual plan - send someone equally accident-prone to find her. Despite detective Campana's objections and disbelief in bad luck, he and Francois Perrin, the accident-prone man in question, are teamed up and head back down to Brazil to pick up the girl's trail. Written by Tony Scheinman

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Pierre Richard's character in this film, "Francois Perrin", shares the same name as his character in the films "Le Grand Blond avec Une Chasseure Noire" and "Le Retour du Grand Blond", but other than that there is no similarity between the two characters. See more »

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When the duo fly from Paris to Mexico an Aero Mexico DC-10 is shown, but when the plane is takes off a view from the ground shows an Airbus and later when landing a Boeing 737. See more »

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François Perrin: [to Campana] So much has happened to me since I met you.
Campana: [looks at Perrin, then] To me too.
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cute silly little comedy
26 July 2005 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Although the video box described the pairing in this movie as reminiscent of Laurel and Hardy, I think this is greatly overstating things. However, it is still a very good movie and worth your time.

The story concerns the abduction of a VERY unlucky girl and the investigation into her disappearance. Gérard Depardieu is a competent kick-butt detective that is unable to find her after searching 42 days. Then a psychologist suggests to her rich father that they are going about searching in the wrong way--to find such an unlucky girl they should use a man equally as unlucky as they are bound to be drawn to each other! Silly as it may seem, this strategy seems to have something going for it, but Depardieu feels quite miffed that this boob, Pierre Richard, keeps blindly stumbling into important clues.

While this is not the funniest movie, it certainly does offer quite a few laughs. When I find myself laughing out loud, I know it must be a pretty good comedy!

FYI--I probably SHOULD take off another point from the score, as the movie had two stupid moments: in the jungle in Mexico, our heroes encounter a gorilla AND a cobra--this isn't even the right continent for either!!


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