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

 -  Comedy  -  15 April 1998 (France)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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 ...
Host 3
Philippe Brigaud ...
Tanner (boomerang thrower)
Michel Caccia ...
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Laurent Gendron ...
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Mykhaël Georges-Schar ...
Host 2
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

François Pignon: [after hanging up the phone] That was your sister.
Pierre Brochant: I don't have a sister.
François Pignon: [appears confused] Really? I asked her who she was, and she said "His sister".
Pierre Brochant: [incredously to himself] He called Marlène!
François Pignon: She's not your sister?
Pierre Brochant: That's her name! Hissister! Marlène Hissister!
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Remade as April Fool (2010) See more »

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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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Funny and witty
29 March 2001 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

«Le dîner de cons» is one of the best film by Francis Veber. Funny, witty and intelligent, the movie tells the story of a group of men who are playing a strange game. The winner is the one who can find the perfect «con», the king of idiots! From beginning to end, this movie makes you laugh. Excellent performances by Thierry Lhermitte (one of the top French actor today) and Jacques Villeret. Watch it again, you'll laugh more than the first time!

7 out of 10.


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