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10 April 2002 (Belgium) See more »
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Fransk, fart og humor, der overhaler "Taxi" indenom![Denmark] See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Gérard Lanvin ... Moltès

Benoît Poelvoorde ... Francis Reggio
José Garcia ... Mustapha Amel alias "Le Turc"

Djimon Hounsou ... Det. Youssouf

Rossy de Palma ... Pauline Reggio
Jean Benguigui ... Saddam
Gary Tiplady ... Le géant / The Giant
Gérard Darmon ... Kowalski

Stomy Bugsy ... Malian #1
Marco Prince ... Malian #2

Omar Sy ... Malian #3 (as Omar)
Nicolas Anelka ... Nicolas, the soccer player
Jacky Lambert
Renaud Rutten
Innocent Mboumgou
Issoufou Traore
Constantine Attia
Christian Guillon
Dominique Daguier
Jérôme Keen
Lionel Chamoulaud ... Journalist of Paris-Dakar
Stéphane Rodin

Fabrice Deville
Cédric Brenner
Atmane El Hourchmi
Pascal Roblin
Elef Zack

Ludovic Berthillot
Emmanuel Avena
Thierry Bois
Khalid Maadour
Thierry Gary
Cécile Denis
Roland Godard
Nicolas Koretzky ... Jean Monthieux (as Nikola Koretzky)
Frédéric Merlo
Pierre Zaoui
Michel D'Oz
Laurent Aubel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michel Crémadès ... M. Martinet, le voisin (uncredited)

Jamel Debbouze ... Le maton malien (uncredited)
Momo Debbouze ... Un maton (uncredited)

Thomas Langmann ... Le frère du Turc (uncredited)

Directed by
Alain Berbérian 
Frédéric Forestier 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Matt Alexander 
Alexandre Coquelle  (as Matt Alexander)
Manuel Delilez 
Thomas Langmann 
Matthieu Le Naour  (as Matt Alexander)
Dominique Mézerette 

Produced by
Bénédicte Bellocq .... executive producer
Souad Lamriki .... executive producer
Thomas Langmann .... line producer
Jean-Louis Monthieux .... executive producer
Benoit Ponsaillé .... assistant producer
Jacques-Eric Strauss .... associate producer
Fabienne Tsaï .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jean-Louis Viale 
 
Cinematography by
Vincent Mathias 
Christophe Paturange 
Jean-Pierre Sauvaire 
Manuel Teran  (as Manu Teran)
 
Film Editing by
Philippe Bourgueil 
 
Casting by
Françoise Menidrey 
 
Production Design by
Carlos Conti 
 
Art Direction by
Laurent Ott 
 
Costume Design by
Chattoune 
Sylvie Ong 
 
Makeup Department
Valérie Beaudenuit .... makeup artist
Laurent Bonney .... hair stylist
Stéphane Chauvet .... special makeup effects artist
Dominique Colladant .... special makeup effects artist
Mathieu Gueracague .... hair stylist
Sarah Guetta .... key hair stylist
Amina El Halhouli .... makeup artist
Sébastien Imart .... special makeup effects artist
Jérôme Jardin .... special makeup effects artist
Diane Mahmoudi .... hair stylist
Corinne Maillard .... key makeup artist
Guillaume Tixier .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Francis Barrois .... unit manager
Zoubir Belgsir .... assistant production manager
Nicolas Borowsky .... unit manager
Laurent Chiomento .... assistant unit manager
Nicolas Davy .... assistant unit manager
Jean-Marc Deschamps .... production manager
Alain Mougenot .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mathilde Cukierman .... second assistant director
Matthieu de la Mortière .... second assistant director
Cécile Denis .... second assistant director
Guilain Depardieu .... trainee assistant director
Amine Lamriki .... assistant director trainee
Khalid Maadour .... trainee assistant director
Pascal Roy .... first assistant director
Christophe Vassort .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Mathilde Abraham .... set dresser
Jean-Claude Bourdin .... first assistant decorator
Bruno de Dieuleveult .... storyboard artist
Patrick Delmas .... carpenter
Jean-Marc Desages .... head painter
Vincent Deslandes .... painter
Régis Didry .... carpenter
Ephraïm Drouet .... lighting artist
Alain Frentzel .... painter
Eric Frion .... carpenter
Isabelle Globensky .... sculptor
Christian Guillebaud .... carpenter
Bertrand Guinnebault .... painter
Fabienne Haertling .... painter
Leonardo Haertling .... assistant art director
Sandrine Jarron .... assistant art director
Guillaume Legrand .... painter
Christian Lionel .... carpenter
Daniel Mauvignier .... head painter
Guy Monbillard .... property master
Jean-Pierre Nossereau .... assistant art director
Laurent Ott .... first assistant decorator
Thierry Pelloie .... constructor
Alain Pitrel .... set dresser
Marie Predieri .... painter
Clotilde Prevost .... painter
Stanislas Robiolle .... painter
Roger Saillard .... head carpenter
Laurent Saimond .... property master
Caroline Sina .... plasterer
Cecile Vatelot .... assistant art director
Gérard Violas .... carpenter
Patrick Widdrington .... construction manager
Albert Wiss .... painter
 
Sound Department
Vincent Arnardi .... sound re-recording mixer
Selim Azzazi .... sound editor
Damien Bera .... sound mixer
Xavier Bonneyrat .... sound editor
Annabel Callard .... assistant post-synchronization (as Anabelle Callard)
Vincent Cosson .... sound recordist
Pascale Fenouillet .... sound editor
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Julien Gonzalez .... sound assistant
Laurent Kossayan .... sound effects editor
Laurent Kossayan .... sound re-recording mixer
François Lepeuple .... foley artist
Stéphan Lucas .... foley technician
Olivier Marlangeon .... assistant foley artist
Igor Thomas-Gerard .... dialogue editor
Jacques Thomas-Gérard .... sound mixer
Yannick Vergne .... assistant sound editor
Dominique Warnier .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Jean-Baptiste Bonetto .... special effects supervisor
Bernard Bordet .... special effects assistant
Noel Chainbaux .... special effects assistant
Yves Domenjoud .... special effects producer
Emilie Ferrenq .... special effects assistant
Olivier Marais .... special effects crew
Julien Poncet de la Grave .... special effects assistant
Romain Rosier .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Kevin Berger .... digital compositor
Kevin Berger .... set supervisor
Alexandre Bon .... digital compositor
Cyrille Bonjean .... digital compositor
Charly Boudriot .... digital compositor
Stephanie Boutinaud .... digital effects artist
Pascal Buron .... visual effects coordinator
Christophe Courgeau .... matte painter
Nabila Daniault .... digital grader
Olivier Debert .... digital artist
Olivier Debert .... visual effects
Fabrice Delapierre .... digital artist
Sophie Denize .... visual effects producer
Christel Doebele .... digital compositor
Cédric Fayolle .... digital compositor
Arnaud Fouquet .... visual effects supervisor
David François .... digital compositor
Eric Fréchou .... digital compositor
Mathilde Germi .... visual effects coordinator
Christian Guillon .... visual effects supervisor
Benoit Holl .... animator
Krao .... visual effects supervisor
Marc Latil .... digital artist
Stephane Lavoix .... digital compositor
Bruno Le Provost .... head of CGI Lighting
Sergeï Lourié .... digital compositor
Basile Maffone .... digital compositor
Stéphane Monnier .... digital compositor
Francois-Xavier Nallet .... CGI effects supervisor
Hugues Namur .... compositing effects supervisor
Prothais Nicolas .... senior animator
Thierry Noblet .... digital artist
Kilou Picard .... visual effects producer
Nicolas Rey .... CGI effects supervisor
Julien Rousseau .... digital compositor
Bruno Sommier .... visual effects
Agnès Sébenne .... visual effects supervisor
Jean-Francois Theault .... digital compositor
Matthieu Toullet .... Specter assistant
Malek Touzani .... animator
Pènèlope Vandecave .... digital compositor
Olivier Veau .... digital compositor
Vincent Venchiarutti .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Virginie Arnaud .... stunts
Faycal Attougui .... stunt driver
Laurent Avare .... stunt wire rigger
Alain Barbier .... stunts
Francis Bataille .... stunts
Gilbert Bataille .... stunts
Joseph Beddelem .... stunt
Serge Beuchat .... stunts
Alain Borcard .... stunts
Alain Bour .... stunts
Eric Buc .... stunts
Rémi Canaple .... stunt coordinator
Rémi Canaple .... stunt wire rigger
Rémi Canaple .... stunts
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunts wire effects
Amadéo Cazzela .... stunts
Maurice Chan .... stunts
Gilles Conseil .... stunts
Philippe Dailler .... stunts
Gil Demurger .... stunt coordinator
Jean-Jacques Desplanque .... stunts
Frédéric Dessains .... stunts
Sety Diaby .... stunts
Ludovic Dudot .... stunts
Cyrille Dufaut .... stunts
Guy Dupuis .... stunts
Xavier Fabre .... stunts
Bénédicte Follet .... stunts
Sylvain Gabet .... stunts
Jérôme Gaspard .... stunts
Tarick Hadouch .... stunts
Vincent Haquin .... stunts
Christian Hening .... stunts
Cyrille Hertel .... stunts
Karim Hocini .... stunts
Mouloud Ikhaddelene .... stunts
Leonard Kwasmovska .... stunts
Jean-Claude Lagniez .... stunts
Sébastien Lagniez .... stunt performer
Sébastien Lagniez .... stunts
Jean-François Lenogue .... stunt
Gérard Lesage .... stunt driver
Bruno Letrouit .... stunts
Gregory Loffredo .... stunts
Jorge Lorca .... stunts
Nicky Naudé .... stunt coordinator (as Nicky Naude)
Laurent Pailler .... stunts
Pascal Riccieri .... stunts
Pascal Roblin .... stunts
Patrick Rombi .... stunts
Patrick Ronchin .... stunts
Thierry Saelens .... stunts
Loiseau Sandrine .... stunt double
Sébastien Seveau .... stunts
Kazu Patrick Tang .... stunt (as Patrick Tang)
Frédéric Vallet .... stunts
Romain Iannetta .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Boris Abaza .... additional first assistant camera
François Adler .... first assistant camera
Yves Agostini .... camera operator
Emmanuel Assenat .... grip
Mathilde Berlan .... video assistant
Franck-Norman Bihi .... electrician
Simon Bérard .... gaffer
Maxime Cointe .... first assistant camera
Christophe Cojan .... electrician
Alain Cousseau .... gaffer
Robert Dona .... grip
Bruno Dubet .... key grip
Hugues Espinasse .... focus puller
Euriel Etevenon .... second assistant camera
Thierry Fonteny .... grip
Gilles Husson .... key grip
Maxime Héraud .... first assistant camera
Cafer Ilhan .... electrician
Malek Krimed .... assistant camera
Maud Lemaistre .... video assistant
Benoît Lemercier .... electrician
Dominique Lepage .... grip
Franck Lependu .... electrician
Jean-Marie Leroy .... still photographer
Denis Louis .... electrician
Frédéric North .... pilot: camera helicopter
Mathias Othnin-Girard .... electrician
François Perrault-Alix .... grip
Vincent Richard .... additional electrician
Jan Rubens .... Steadicam operator
Etienne Saldés .... key grip
Thomas Sidopoulos .... grip
Honoré Soubrie .... grip
Benjamin Speyer .... crane technician
Piotr Stadnicki .... first assistant camera (as Pierre Stadnicki)
James Swanson .... aerial director of photography
Jean-Claude Temporelli .... electrician
Pauline Teran .... second assistant camera
Roger Tooley .... Steadicam operator
 
Casting Department
Marie-Sylvie Caillierez .... casting associate
Marie-Sylvie Caillierez .... extras casting
Patricia Rufo .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emma Bellocq .... head wardrobe: Morocco
Agnès Beziers .... wardrobe
Didier Despin .... costumer
Sandrine Follet .... costumer
William Manscour .... costumer
Cyril Prebois .... costumer
Valérie Servant .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Nicolas Criqui .... digital conformation
Christel Dewynter .... assistant editor
Anne Frey .... assistant editor
Mike Joris .... color timer
Philippe Reinaudo .... digital intermediate technical director
Hervé Schneid .... consultant: editing
 
Music Department
Amélie de Chassey .... music supervisor
Paul Lavergne .... executive music producer
Delphine Mathieu .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Momo Debbouze .... production assistant (as Mohamed Debbouze)
Gaëlle Duchemin .... production secretary
Jennifer Gay .... translator
Marie Gennesseaux .... assistant script editor
Marie Guillon .... administrative assistant
Nicole Heitzmann .... administrator
Sophie Hennard .... production coordinator
Mona Houd .... production coordinator
Fettah Lahouissi .... location manager
Aude Lemercier .... location scout
Marc Leroyer .... armorer
Samir Mimouni .... location manager
Geraldine Niche .... production secretary
Arnaud Peltier .... armorer
Joel Proust .... horse master
Corinne Saglio .... assistant production accountant
Adrien Scolan .... runner
Anne Wermelinger .... script supervisor
Mia Frye .... choreographer (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le boulet" - France (original title)
"Ball and Chain" - Europe (English title) (imdb display title), International (English title) (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some crude sexual content
Runtime:
107 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The man at the airport reading the newspaper with Moltes' picture on the back is the Production Manager, Jean-Marc DeschampsSee more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Spoofs Les rois du gag (1985)See more »

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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Fun action adventure comedy, 7 May 2002
Author: Rene Schmidig from Geneva, Switzerland

This movie is better than one thought. Does anybody remember the great 70ies movies with Louis De Funès ? This one is in the same spirit with goofy comic-like characters and a taste of adventure. It is set in France and in Africa. Everybody is funnily over acting and the movie has one of the dumbest (and funniest) endings in recent movie history. Give it a try !

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