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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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There are two German dubbed versions for this film. The reason for this is that the original dubbing (supervised by Rainer Brandt) which was used for the theatrical showing of the movie was drastically different from the original version in terms of humor and vulgarity, so that the German TV ordered a new language track for the TV premiere of the movie which resembles the language and atmosphere of the original version of the movie much closer. See more »

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At one point in the movie, Perrin gets kidnapped by a gorilla in spite of the fact that such animals do not live in the Americas. See more »

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Campana: [he's just realized that Perrin is sinking in quicksand] What's happening now?
François Perrin: I don't know... I'm sinking.
Campana: Why?
François Perrin: I don't know why.
Campana: Stop clowning when I talk to you!
François Perrin: I'm not clowning! I'm really sinking!
Campana: Why aren't *I* sinking?
François Perrin: You're on good sand and I'm in quicksand. *You're* the one who wanted a short cut!
Campana: And you don't even react?
François Perrin: If I do, I'll go in farther... everyone knows that!
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Situation Comedy at it's Best!!
8 August 2005 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie back in 1982 when I was about 12 years old. I couldn't stop laughing. Another 12 years later I finally got the VHS... I thought I wasn't going to find it so funny because I was 24 years old, but I laughed even more!.. And keep laughing to this day. The film must have been so successful that this trio (Veber/Depardieu/Richard) made 2 more movies afterward, all of them equally funny. The way the director generates humor from everyday situations, shows a keen sense of observation and a capacity for caricature of the ridiculous in human nature. If one manages to abstract from the fact that it is not exactly a recent movie and if one concentrates on the humor of the situations, attitudes, face expressions, etc... One will easily realize that it is not needed to behave like a clown, falling dressed on a swimming pool or smashing wedding cakes on someone's face... Or screaming vulgar words, to be funny. A true Golden "Oldie", and a definite must see!..


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