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The Dinner Game (1998)
"Le dîner de cons" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  15 April 1998 (France)
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Jacques Villeret ...
Francis Huster ...
Juste Leblanc
Daniel Prévost ...
Lucien Cheval
Alexandra Vandernoot ...
Christine Brochant
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Marlène Sasseur
Benoît Bellal ...
Host 1
Jacques Bleu ...
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Philippe Brigaud ...
Tanner (boomerang thrower)
Michel Caccia ...
Guest 1
Laurent Gendron ...
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Mykhaël Georges-Schar ...
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Edgar Givry ...
Cordier
Pierre-Arnaud Juin ...
Boissonade
Daniel Martin ...
Messignac
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Each week, Pierre and his friends organize what is called as "un dîner de cons". Everyone brings the dumbest guy he could find as a guest. Pierre thinks his champ -François Pignon- will steal the show. Written by Laurence Chassaing

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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15 April 1998 (France)  »

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Budget:

FRF 82,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£21,484 (UK) (9 July 1999)

Gross:

$4,065,116 (USA) (3 December 1999)
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Trivia

Francis Veber's play premiered at the Théâtre des Variétés on 17-9-1993. Jacques Villeret played Pignon 600 times. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, the train has two locomotives, then with four, then back to two. See more »

Quotes

Christine Brochant: Are you the one who was supposed to be dining with him tonight?
François Pignon: Yes, how did you know? Did he talk about me?
Christine Brochant: Yes, but even without that, I would have recognized you.
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Le temps ne fait rien à l'affaire
Written by Georges Brassens
Performed by Georges Brassens
© 1961 Editions musicales 57
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Hilarious - definitely recommended
21 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'll keep it short and sweet. This movie was hilarious - even if you've never watched a French movie in your life, this is one of the quirkiest movies you'll ever see. I was laughing the entire time. The acting was good and the directing average. But the writing and screenplay were absolutely fantastic. You don't need to know French to watch it as long as you can get your hands on a copy with subtitles. Many foreign movies require you pay attention to the imagery, etc., thus making it hard for those needing subtitles. In this one the script carries the movie. I watched Le Diner de cons about 5 or 6 years ago, and it definitely sparked my interest in foreign movies 10/10


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