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La classe américaine (1993)

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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Peter / Callaghan / Un ami de Georges / Un ami du futur (voice)

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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 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 <viktor_p@mail.com>

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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 »

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The script of Citizen Kane with John Wayne and french dubbing! a must-see
25 May 2003 | by (Bangkok, Thailand) – See all my reviews

He's name is George Abitbol (John Wayne). He's the man "le plus classe du monde", got an award of having the best class (so it is the reason of the titles : la classe américaine). But someone seems to have assassinate him. 3 journalists are charged to explain his last words : "Monde de merde" ("shit world", that's my translation but maybe there is another sentence which is better) : Dave (Paul Newman), Peter (Dustin Hoffman), Steven (Robert Redford). They will interview every friends or enemies of George until...

A must-see, if you find it keep it as long as you can!

This movie has been made under the license of Warner Bros., it was broadcasted 2 or 3 times on french TV in 1993. Warner Bros. probably scared of being sued by the actors of the film didn't allow the movie to be broadcasted anymore, it is for now only available on the net...


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