"When TV writer-producer PHIL WINTERS (Turturro) returns from vacation, it seems as if no one is aware that he's ever existed. His luggage is lost, he has no mail or voice messages. Things ... See full summary »
Brian J. Smith
On March 12, 1956, Basque Nationalist Jesús de Galíndez Suarez disappears from his apartment in New York, never heard from again. He had been working with the FBI and was about to publish a... See full summary »
In 17th century France, cardinal Mazarin's death squad kills young Blanche's parents. She grows up to become a thief and steels a substance called Powder of the Devil and a coded letter that were sent to cardinal Mazarin. He is furious.
Antoine de Caunes
In a country (alluded to be Chile) under dictatorship, a police night raid comes up with a few usual anti-regime suspects. They are sent to a camp in the middle of nowhere. Their friends on the outside start to plan their escape.
Luigi Maria Burruano
An out-of-town heist becomes a nightmare for a crew of French burglars when they mistakenly rob the head of the Chicago mafia. Unaccustomed to the ways of the American underworld, it is not long before they have the mafia, the FBI and a couple of street gangs on their backs as they attempt to make their way back to Paris. Written by
Another "in joke": when the thieves want to take aliases to protect their identities, Marcel insists on being called "Elvis". That's because Johnny Hallyday, who plays Marcel, is known as the "Elvis of France". See more »
After Frankie Zammeti throws the spaghetti, the remaining spaghetti on the plate changes between shots. See more »
No smoking, no drinking? What kind of country is this?
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Lock Stock and a bunch of French guys :) Good movie!
I actually laughed out loud at this smart funny film about a gang of French men doing a "job" in the US, then getting caught in a web of unexpected developments. I have no idea why I didn't hear of this movie earlier, it's just as funny as Lock Stock and Two Loaded Barrels, only it's more wit than brawn, as the spree of French actors are above a certain age. Even the last scene is reminiscent of the above mentioned film.
The story was good, the dialogues funny, the music was nice, the acting was very good, as one might expect from a bunch of actors such as these.
Bottom line: a must see movie, even if it is, after all, an action comedy about mobsters of different aromas.
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