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The crew of Tibi Balogh sets out on a journey across Hungary to get the ancient Gold Owl statue, as well as the Milk Man. The treasure is worth millions, who gets there first?

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Sándor Oszter ...
László Görög ...
Thezeus
Laura Ruttkay ...
Katalin Kun
Péter Scherer ...
Bodri
Feró Nagy ...
Pro
László Jáksó ...
Fried Potato
Ádám Balogh ...
Cream
Lukács Bicskey ...
Psycho
József Kiss ...
Zoltán Mucsi ...
Transporter
Imre Csuja ...
Tractor
Gyárfás Geréd ...
Svedish
Zoltán Kókai ...
Walter
Kristóf Steiner ...
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The crew of Tibi Balogh sets out on a journey across Hungary to get the ancient Gold Owl statue, as well as the Milk Man. The treasure is worth millions, who gets there first?

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Feró Nagy who played Pro dubbed Andrew Dice Clay in the 1990 movie, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. Because Feró is a well-known singer and a pop Icon, but neither an actor, nor a voice actor, he did a tremendous job - literally and metaphorically - as Clay voice. So memorably bad only that voice acting made that movie an instant cult classic in Hungary (The Adventures of Ford Fairlane was a big flop every other country in the world). He was a tagline "eszem faszom megáll" he said that when Clay said "unfucking believable". He's got the roll only that line in Argo. Árpa ask him use that much as he can. See more »

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Milkman: [on phone] Whatever you say. It's not me who's handling these kind of things. You know, there is a war criminal sitting at the top of Ardennes mountains, who is so incredible wealthy that he won his court case in Nuremberg. If you play around any more he'll send you some of his Albanian friends for the one thousand per cent of that money. For a little tip they will hang you up inside out on top of your mother's chimney.
Tyson: You won't fuck with us. Neither you, nor anybody else. We know about the ...
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Followed by Argo 2 (2015) See more »

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Argo - Kincset keressél!
Written by Attila Barán and Ferenc Tarnóczky
Lyrics by Attila Barán
Performed by Bebe feat. Feró Nagy
Courtesy of Attila Barán / Europe Inside Hungary Rt.
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If Guy Ritchie would be a Hungarian
4 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

than he most probably would be make this film the in a similar way :-) This one is more likely the low budget, east European version of the Lock, Stock... or the Snatch movies. Especially the character intros, the fading-to-stylized headshots with big block letters. I found this resemblance pretty annoying in an otherwise more or less original film. You might find some more interesting "flashbacks" from the opening battle from the Gladiator, and the shoot-outs from the Desperado. I hope, next time Mr Árpa will re-invent instead of re-use the great moments from other great movies. Two more weak points in the film, the storyline has some unnecessary curves, and one of the lead actors (the Milkman) simply falls out from the rest of the cast due to his inability to present his role properly. Really shameful.

Now let see the good points. The greatest asset the filmmakers have is the cast. Apart from Mr Oszter, everyone of them are just perfect. They do not seem to be actors, however at least some of them are, but real, everyday-life guys. The curvy plot has several hilarious gags, frantic losers fighting for victories, in a typical East-European way.

The low budget only moderately visible, it seems, that the crew used the resources in a very effective way. This film cannot be swapped with a Hollywood action movie, however successfully turns the weakness (small amount of money) into style: lots of close-ups, cheap but interesting locations etc.

In summary: I recommend this movie to anyone, who are not annoyed by strong language and lots of artificial blood marks, and wants some treasure chasing gangster-fun:-).

I just wonder how this film will perform in a non-Hungarian speaking world :-)


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