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Les visiteurs (1993)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi  -  12 July 1996 (USA)
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A medieval nobleman and his squire are accidentally transported to contemporary times by a senile sorcerer. He enlists the aid of his descendent to try to find a way to return home, all the... See full summary »

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Isabelle Nanty ...
Gérard Séty ...
Didier Pain ...
Jean-Paul Muel ...
Arielle Sémenoff ...
Jacqueline (as Ariel Séménoff)
Michel Peyrelon ...
Edouard Bernay
Pierre Vial ...
Wizard Eusebius / Monsieur Ferdinand
François Lalande ...
Priest
Didier Bénureau ...
Frédéric Baptiste ...
Freddy
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A medieval nobleman and his squire are accidentally transported to contemporary times by a senile sorcerer. He enlists the aid of his descendent to try to find a way to return home, all the while trying to cope with the cultural and technological changes distinguishing his time from ours. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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When an 11th century knight and his loyal servant try to go back in time, only one thing will stand in their way. The 20th century. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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12 July 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Visitors  »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF 50,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$659,810 (USA) (19 July 1996)
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Goofs

We can see that Sergeant Gibon (which is actually staff sergeant) carries a badge of the Picardie region of his uniform shirt, in the second part of the police captain is wearing a badge of the Burgundy region. The ranks of the police are not respected; the captain is subordinate to the staff sergeant. See more »

Quotes

Jacquouille la Fripouille: Don't drink it
[the potion]
Jacquouille la Fripouille: , Sire! You might turn into a frog, a bat, a goat, or a nun's arse!
Godefroy de Papincourt, Comte de Montmirail: You're right. Drink first!
Jacquouille la Fripouille: Me?
Godefroy de Papincourt, Comte de Montmirail: Let's see if you turn into a nun's arse. If you do, I'll seek revenge.
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Crazy Credits

After the final credits role, stick around for a "Hello to all you credits-lovers!" accompanied by a waving medieval knight. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphonie Ecossaise
(Extraits)
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (as Félix Mendelsshon)
Performed by The Czech Symphony Orchestra
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The French sure know how to make it fun
11 February 2000 | by (Karlstad, Sweden) – See all my reviews

The French have a wonderful sense of detail. I've spent 10 months there, and this sixth sense seeps through most things - including films. Their comedies are almost always very good, and if they could just get rid of the need for banana-skin-humor (in this case a bowl of soup on someone's head), they would be hilarious.

This film is the funniest of the lot. The characters are extremely funny, and the clash between the medieval knight and his sidekick and the modern world is just as grotesque as I imagine it would be in real life.

The part where they have dinner together is the best: "Jour...nuit...jour...nuit..." You can't quit laughing.


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