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Les rois du gag (1985)

 -  Comedy  -  12 March 1985 (France)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Serrault ...
Gaëtan / Robert Wellson
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Paul Martin
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François Leroux
Macha Méril ...
Jacqueline
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Alexandra
Didier Kaminka ...
René
Coluche ...
Georges
Maurice Baquet ...
Robert
Pierre Doris ...
Jean
Daniel Laloux ...
Le directeur du théâtre
Georges Beller ...
Le réalisateur TV
Bernard Bijaoui ...
Le patron taverne jamaïcaine
Muriel Dubrule ...
La dernière femme (as Muriel Dubrulle)
Carole Jacquinot ...
Catherine
Pierre Tchernia ...
Le présentateur des Césars
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"Ah-ah-ah" on the "ah-ah-ah-ah-ah" scale !
13 May 2005 | by (L'Isle Jourdain, France) – See all my reviews

I'm known to laugh quite easily, and "Les rois du gag" is a perfect example of something which is not the funniest movie in the world, but which I like.

Two young brothers-in-law, Paul and François, are trying to succeed as gag-men in a Paris suburb theater, living with only a few money, hoping for fame. In the same time, the famous entertainer Gaëtan, TV star, is living many issues : his shows are not as successful as they used to be, his wife is always complaining about his jokes... He decides to hire new gag-men to give some youth to his career... Paul and François will be the ones.

But just when the new show is on air, a famous mad director wants Gaëtan to be the star of his new, crazy and indescribable movie. What will choose Gaëtan : staying the old clown he always was, or becoming a "real" actor ?

Many scenes in the movie show the gag situations : I recommend the one with the dog and the french baguette, and the whole restaurant scene ! The movie is quite funny, you'll have many laughs, but I'm afraid you won't burst as you do when you watch..."Hot Shots". But it's worth a shot.


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