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  (in credits order)
Lionel Abelanski ... Dubbed voice (voice)
Jean-Eric Bielle ... Dubbed Voice (voice)
Marc Cassot ... José / Yves / Orson Welles / Jacques / Ernest / Le patron du journal (voice)

Alain Chabat ... Dubbed Voice (voice)
Christine Delaroche ... Dubbed Voice (voice)
Dominique Farrugia ... Dub Voice (voice)
Marc François ... Dubbed Voice (voice)
Evelyne Grandjean ... Dubbed Voice (voice)
Patrick Guillemin ... Steven / Dave (voice)

Michel Hazanavicius ... Dubbed Voice

Serge Hazanavicius ... Dubbed Voice
Jean-Yves Lafesse ... Dubbed Voice
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)
Roger Rudel ... Hugues / Franky / L'acteur / Le témoin professionnel / Joël Hammond (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lauren Bacall ... Christelle (archive footage)

Martin Balsam ... Callaghan (archive footage)

Ned Beatty ... Frederic (archive footage)

Jacqueline Bisset ... La femme de l'hélicoptère (archive footage)

Ernest Borgnine ... Ernest (archive footage)

Walter Brennan ... Stumpy (archive footage)

Charles Bronson ... Chef (archive footage)

Yvonne De Carlo ... La femme de l'acteur (archive footage)

Angie Dickinson ... Jaqueline (archive footage)

Antonio Fargas ... Huggy (archive footage)

Henry Fonda ... Hugues (archive footage)

James Franciscus ... Professeur Hammond (archive footage)

Clark Gable ... L'Acteur (archive footage)

Dustin Hoffman ... Peter (archive footage)

Burt Lancaster ... José (archive footage)

Dean Martin ... Dino (archive footage)

Burgess Meredith ... L'homme de l'hélicoptère (archive footage)

Robert Mitchum ... Yves (archive footage)

Ricky Nelson ... L'ami de George (archive footage)

Paul Newman ... Dave (archive footage)

Slim Pickens ... Gorge-profonde (archive footage)

Elvis Presley ... Le putain d'énergumène (archive footage)

Robert Redford ... Steven (archive footage)

Jason Robards ... Le patron du journal (archive footage)

Randolph Scott ... Joel Hammond (archive footage)

Frank Sinatra ... Franky (archive footage)

James Stewart ... Jacques (archive footage)

Akim Tamiroff ... L'ami de Dino (archive footage)

Spencer Tracy ... Le témoin professionnel (archive footage)

Lana Turner ... Isabelle (archive footage)

Jan-Michael Vincent ... Le fan d'hélicoptère (archive footage)

Jack Warden ... Un journaliste (archive footage)

John Wayne ... George Abitbol (archive footage)

Orson Welles ... Himself (archive footage)

Stuart Whitman ... Un homme du futur (archive footage)

Directed by
Michel Hazanavicius 
Dominique Mézerette 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michel Hazanavicius 
Dominique Mézerette 

Produced by
Robert Nador .... producer
Ève Vercel .... producer
Original Music by
Laurent Petitgirard 
Film Editing by
Jean-Michel Kuess 
Guy Rondi 
Production Management
Claude Léwy .... production manager
Sound Department
Laurence Kurzer .... sound editor
Philippe Penot .... foley artist
Editorial Department
Laurence Hamedi .... post-production coordinator
Guy Debord .... thanks

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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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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
This flim is not a flim about cyclims, 27 April 2004
Author: legalerien from Saint-Pierre, France

This movie could be considered as the lost "Les Nuls" movie, for they dubbed some of the characters. Also, it contains the same humour as in their own movie, "La Cité de la Peur". It's a remake of Citizen Kane, but more comedy-like (much more!) This film gathers the most famous casting ever. But they didn't play in this movie, it's just a french-dubbed archive footage, and French viewers will recognize the official voices of all actors.

The plot appears to be nonsense : George dies because of an accident caused by a storm, but apparently someone tried to kill him ; Orson Welles interrupts the story to complain about plagiarism then get shot. But it doesn't really matter : You just have to enjoy the funny scenes one after another. The very humour of this film comes from the french script. Could you imagine Henry Fonda say "it's easy to call people gay because two men live together in a ranch and they wear leather trousers"? Well, it happened.

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