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Dead Weight (2002)

Le boulet (original title)
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
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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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10 April 2002 (France)  »

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Ball and Chain  »

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

The silver Peugeot 406 Coupe's alloy design changes from the scene in the parking garage to the moment when the car chase begins. See more »

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References Chinatown (1974) See more »

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What a film!
16 September 2003 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

I just got this movie from Amazon.fr and am I glad I did! What a hoot. It is a great buddy-buddy movie, with over-the-top comedy gags, as well as some of the best cgi effects in any film. The Farris Wheel sequence is something to behold. My wife and I encourage you to get this one. Very funny, wonderful action.


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