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When the accident-prone daughter of a French businessman disappears in Mexico 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 Mexico to pick up the girl's trail. Written by Tony Scheinman

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First among three movies starring Gerard Depardieu and Pierre Richard that was remade in Hollywood. Coincidentally, his characters in the Hollywood version of this film and their third film, The Fugitives (1986), were played by actor Martin Short. 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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François Perrin: [Campana has just pulled Perrin out of the quicksand; Perrin laughs] Shit! I lost a shoe!
Campana: [slowly smiles and also laughs] Don't you ever rest?
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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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