La classe américaine (1993)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy  |  31 December 1993 (France)
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George Abitbol, "the Most Classy Man on Earth", dies sputtering his famous last words: "cr*ppy world!" What the heck did he mean? Reporters Steven, Peter and Dave investigate. La Classe ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lionel Abelanski ...
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Jean-Eric Bielle ...
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Marc Cassot ...
José / Yves / Orson Welles / Jacques / Ernest / Le patron du journal (voice)
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Christine Delaroche ...
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Dominique Farrugia ...
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Marc François ...
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Evelyne Grandjean ...
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Patrick Guillemin ...
Steven / Dave (voice)
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Jean-Yves Lafesse ...
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Raymond Loyer ...
George Abitebol / Récitant (voice)
Joël Martineau ...
Dino / Le chef indien / Le professeur Hammond (voice)
Jean-Claude Montalban ...
Peter / Callaghan / Un ami de Georges / Un ami du futur (voice)


George Abitbol, "the Most Classy Man on Earth", dies sputtering his famous last words: "cr*ppy world!" What the heck did he mean? Reporters Steven, Peter and Dave investigate. La Classe Américaine is a montage of scenes taken from the Warner Bros. catalog and dubbed to fit the narration of what is arguably the greatest story ever told. Written by viktor-18 <>

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31 December 1993 (France)  »

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Le grand détournement  »

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The project started when Warner agreed to leave the French TV channel Canal+ to use its 4000-movies catalog free of charge and rights for a month (except some of them, like Clint Eastwood's ones). The directors Michel Hazanavicius et Dominique Mézerette, who already did two short movies using the same way, enjoyed very much that decision and they picked their choice amongst the whole bunch of flicks. The whole job was done in six months. See more »


Edited from There Was a Crooked Man... (1970) See more »

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20 May 2006 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I'm still wondering how Canal + may have produced such a bombshell...Producing a movie sampling so much 70s classics surely was a producer's nightmare but, hey, it was worth the pain! George Abitbol, aka John Wayne, aka the hippest man on earth, disappears leaving only a few words..."Shitty world". Reminds you of Citizen Kane? Well, that's it and this is not the only movie you'll be thinking of, as the whole movie is sampled from all-time classics, with Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford or Steve Mc Queen on his trail...You'll also have cameos of Ernest Borgnine, Jean-Michael Vincent and so on...In fact, if you happened to watch TV during the last 2 decades, you have already seen that movie, just not in that order! The work on the editing of the whole is simply brilliant, and should be studied in any audiovisual school... If you love stupid humor, irreverence and smart dumb-a$$ jokes, this one is for you!If there was a reason to learn french, this is it, as I really don't know how this can be translated... This is definitely a must-see for anyone willing whether to pee his pants, or learn french or editing.Run for it!

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