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Guardian Angels (1995)

Les anges gardiens (original title)
Gerard Depardieu plays a sleazy Paris nightclub owner and ex-detective who flies to Hong Kong to rescue the young son of a friend murdered by the Chinese mob. He leaves the boy in the hands... See full summary »

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Antoine Carco / Son ange gardien
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Père Hervé Tarain / Son ange gardien
Eva Grimaldi ...
Regina Podium
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Yvon Radmilo dit « la pince »
Alexandre Eskimo ...
Bao
Laurent Gendron ...
Lucky
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Tchouk Tchouk Nougat (as Eva Hertzigova)
Jean Champion ...
Grand-père du Père Tarain
Anna Gaylor ...
Mère du Père Hervé Tarain
Nathalie Sejean ...
Maryse
Jennifer Herrera ...
Luna
Dominique Marcas ...
Mère Angelina
Ysé Tran ...
Lily Wang
Stéphanie Jaubert ...
Yasmina
William Miale ...
Johnny
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Gerard Depardieu plays a sleazy Paris nightclub owner and ex-detective who flies to Hong Kong to rescue the young son of a friend murdered by the Chinese mob. He leaves the boy in the hands of an earnest priest (Christian Clavier), who escorts him back to Paris. Soon Clavier and Depardieu are fighting it out, each shadowed by his good or evil guardian angel. Written by A Verdade

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Os Anjos da Guarda  »

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The Hong Kong-Paris flight is said to land in Paris at 5:30AM local time. It takes-off during daylight, but with an approximate flight time of 13 1/2 hours and the time zone difference, the plane should have left Hong Kong at around 10:00PM local time (when it would have been dark). See more »

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Can't stop laughing
6 June 2004 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

This film cam back into my hands recently as a brand new film in the budget range on a certain on line store. I took the opportunity to view it for the first time in 2 or more years.

The premise of this film (good and bad consciences coming down to earth to chastise their respective owners) via a ridiculous Hong Kong subplot, with Triads by the carload, is only really an excuse (a very good one) to exercise the talents of Christian Clavier and Gerard Depardieu. This film is most definitely one to watch in French only, I checked out the dubbed version and it is without any merit, almost as bad as the dub for Le Diner de Cons but that is another story.

Clavier is at full strength as the irritating Father Tarain ("a-i-n like Pain") and he brings his facial expressions and slightly precious voice to the character. The sequences in the ecumenical archives, in the plane and in the Chinese restaurant just make me cry with laughter. Depardieu is satisfyingly "un-Gérard-like" in this film, he seems content to have a good time and frankly this pays off in spades.

The action sequences are suitably hammy, the girls are suitable stunning (any film that packs in the entire Crazy Horse troupe, Eva Grimaldi, Eva Herzegovina and a dozen other gorgeous girls in various states of undress has obviously got a good grip on things!) and the whole package rolls along nicely. Well worth a viewing on a lazy Sunday afternoon, if only to hear "Bonjour Georges" and "Je vous présente le Père Pain" one more time. Undemanding fun, 8 out of 10.


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