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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
Philippe Penot .... foley artist
Editorial Department
Laurence Hamedi .... post-production coordinator
Guy Debord .... thanks

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70 min
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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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5 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Not as great as I expected..., 17 May 2005
Author: o_cedar from Lyon, FRANCE

I discovered recently the "Grand Détournement" series: small scenes of movies, assembled in an absurdly hilarious patchwork and dubbed by French actors.

Being quite fond of absurd humor (I especially love seeing serious movie stars say something completely out of bounds with what was said in the original movie...), I knew I was a potential target for these shows...

However, having now seen all 3 of them (I think there were only 3), I must say that "La classe américaine" is not my favorite and this by a long way! Had I discovered it first, I would surely have rated it much higher, it sure does have its funny moments, but it is a bit too long for what it gives us... Since there is clearly no plot, you keep expecting jokes for 80 minutes and it does not always succeed to keep your attention alive...

I feel compelled to tell you to watch "ça détourne" aka "Le triomphe de Bali-Balo ou la splendeur de la honte" instead... It lasts only 45 minutes, but of pure condensed fun without a single time-out. Seeing Steve Mc Queen as a "serial joker" is quite unique and leaves "La classe américaine" a bit behind. The third one "Derrick vs Superman" is the poorest of the series, fortunately, it lasts only 15 minutes and has a few good moments...

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