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La totale! (1991)

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To his family, François Voisin is nothing more than a humdrum civil servant. In truth, for the past twenty years he has been working as a crack secret agent... See full synopsis »

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François Voisin
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Hélène Voisin
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Albert Grelleau
Michel Boujenah ...
Simon / Marcel
Jean Benguigui ...
Sarkis - un trafiquant d'armes
Annick Alane ...
Pascaline (as Annik Alane)
Claudine Wilde ...
Vanessa - une call-girl (as Claudy Wilde)
François Hadji-Lazaro ...
Braquet - le chef des services secrets
Yan Epstein ...
Izmir
Sagamore Stévenin ...
Julien Voisin
Jean-Guillaume Le Dantec ...
Paul
Pierre Pellerin ...
Gérard
Alain Stern ...
Philippe
Thierry Liagre ...
Vincent
Paulina Zidi ...
Paulina Voisin
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To his family, François Voisin is nothing more than a humdrum civil servant. In truth, for the past twenty years he has been working as a crack secret agent... See full synopsis »

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Hollywood occasionally gets it right
2 January 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I would usually be the last one to prefer an American remake to a French original. The remakes generally lose the quality that made them seem worthy of a remake in the first place.

To me, one of the very few exceptions to this rule would be the case of La totale! and True Lies, with Arnold Schwarzenegger. If you have occasion to see this film, you will recognize nearly every scene. The remake added some scenes -- mostly spectacular ones -- and a much, much bigger budget. And a certain something else, a je ne sais quoi, a panache, a joie de vivre which the Gallic original is lacking. Surprising, but true. No lie.


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