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Les Boys (1997)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 12 December 1997 (Canada)
Ever wanted to know what guys say when they get together? This light- hearted comedy explores the male world through an amateur hockey team. Every male stereotype is analyzed, comically of ... See full summary »

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Ever wanted to know what guys say when they get together? This light- hearted comedy explores the male world through an amateur hockey team. Every male stereotype is analyzed, comically of course. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Rien au monde ne leur ferait manquer leur rendez-vous hebdomadaire

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Not Rated

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12 December 1997 (Canada)  »

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CAD 3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$436,174 (USA) (12 December 1997)

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$4,602,341 (USA) (20 March 1998)
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During Guy's fantasy sequence, he is in Guy Lafleur's kit from his time with the Montreal Canadiens. See more »

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Stan: I don't deserve friends like you
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Connections

Followed by Les Boys II (1998) See more »

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Boys Blues
Performed by Richard D'Anjou
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One of Québec's greatest classics of all time !!!
20 April 2003 | by (Québec,Canada) – See all my reviews

I've seen Les Boys back in 1997 when I was pretty bored of those shoot em up American movies. I've spent a hell a good time. It was pure fun all the way ! A movie about hockey will never be as good as this one. Movies like Mighty Ducks and Mystery Alaska are insults to this sport. In Québec, hockey is a religion. It's our national sport. Unfortunately, you must speak french fluently if you want to understand the jokes. If you do, you won't be disappointed.

Les Boys is the story of Stan, a hockey club owner who owes 50 000 $ to a guy named Méo. If he doesn't pay Méo back before the end of the week, he get his legs broken. But Méo finds another way to bargain with Stan as he proposes him to plan a game between Stan's Boys and his own team. But will the Boys accept to help Stan...

This movie was full of laughs and gags as the movie explores the characters' private lives. Bob is a ladiesman who needs cash, Ti-Guy is a lonely salesman who extorts money form people by sailing old ugly houses and apartments, Jean-Charles is a gay lawyer who hides his homosexuality, François is a surgeon and Julien is a dope head guitarist. All of these colourful characters create a perfect climax that shows how hard life can get at sometimes and how beautiful it could be at other times. It's a great comedy about friendship, women, hockey and life.

Les Boys is part of Louis Saïa's epic saga that continues with Les Boys 2 and Les Boys 3. Overall, a good movie with an excellent (canadian) cast. Have fun watching this different kind of movie.


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