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Dead Weight (2002)
"Le boulet" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Action, Comedy  |  10 April 2002 (France)
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It is the story of two types: Moltes a criminal in prison and Reggio one of the guards. Crazy adventures happen when following a winner ticket to Africa, they competes in a rally and are chased by the Turk, a sworn enemy of Moltes.

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Cast

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Moltès
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Francis Reggio
José Garcia ...
Mustapha Amel alias "Le Turc"
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Det. Youssouf
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Pauline Reggio
Jean Benguigui ...
Saddam
Gary Tiplady ...
Le géant / The Giant
Gérard Darmon ...
Kowalski
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Malian #1
Marco Prince ...
Malian #2
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Malian #3 (as Omar)
Nicolas Anelka ...
Nicolas, the soccer player
Jacky Lambert
Renaud Rutten
Innocent Mboumgou
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It is the story of two types: Moltes a criminal in prison and Reggio one of the guards. Crazy adventures happen when following a winner ticket to Africa, they competes in a rally and are chased by the Turk, a sworn enemy of Moltes.

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Rated PG-13 for some crude sexual content | See all certifications »
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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,542,993 (France) (19 April 2002)

Gross:

$18,582,299 (Europe) (17 May 2002)
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The man at the airport reading the newspaper with Moltes' picture on the back is the Production Manager, Jean-Marc Deschamps See more »

Goofs

When the silver Peugeot is being driven parallel to the rogue Ferris wheel, the main character is seen honking the horn by hammering on the centre of the steering wheel. This model of car's horn is on the end of the indicator stalk, not on the wheel itself. See more »

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14 September 2003 | by (Paris) – See all my reviews

I really didn't know what to expect from this one. Actually I expected a movie like "la chèvre", "les compères" or "l'emmerdeur" : two guys unfortunately sticked one to the other for some reason... Allowing great and funny actors show. But there ?... The actors are good (but Poelvoerde is not at his best here for me), the stunts and special effects are not far from the best action films. The story is not bad. The directing is fair. But something doesn't work at all. I'm not sure of what. Too much violence ? some too-stupid-to-be-true behaviors ? Maybe. So I didn't enjoyed it completely and I won't give it more than a 5 on 10.


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