On April 1st, 1986, Jean-Guy Lavigueur, an unemployed blue-collar worker and his family won 7.6 million dollars. At the time, it was the largest amount ever won at Loto-Quebec's 6/49 weekly... See full summary »

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2008  
5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Toronto, August 2001. Commander Robert Piche left Pearson Airport heading for Lisbon on an Airbus 330. Due to a significant fuel loss, he was headed for an almost certain crash. However, he... See full summary »

Director: Sylvain Archambault
Stars: Michel Côté, Maxime Le Flaguais, Léo Arguello
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

As he navigates through porn sites without the knowledge of his wife, Germain comes across a video of his only daughter announcing her impending live performance. The political advisor of ... See full summary »

Director: Alexis Durand-Brault
Stars: Michel Côté, Karine Vanasse, Dominique Leduc
Les beaux malaises (TV Series 2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Les Beaux Malaises is a fictional series based on the life (and starring) Martin Matte, a comedian and popular figure in PQ, Canada. It tells the story of the awkward but funny moments that the stand-up man has to face everyday.

Stars: Martin Matte, Julie LeBreton, Emilie Bierre
1987 (2014)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In 1987, Ricardo is 17. That summer, he has a busy schedule: lose his virginity, find a way to get into bars, have a car, spend time with friends. To make money fast, Ricardo decides to ... See full summary »

Director: Ricardo Trogi
Stars: Jean-Carl Boucher, Sandrine Bisson, Claudio Colangelo
1981 (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Filmmaker Ricardo Trogi recalls the events surrounding his family moving to a new neighborhood when he was 11-years-old.

Director: Ricardo Trogi
Stars: Jean-Carl Boucher, Claudio Colangelo, Sandrine Bisson
Musée Eden (TV Series 2010)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Mariloup Wolfe, Laurence Leboeuf, Éric Bruneau
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An ex-blue-collar city employee tries to blow the whistle on corruption but when he loses his job over his righteous zeal, he goes from a life of honesty to a life of screwing the system. The whole family adopts this attitude. The whole title of the show is "Les Bougons, C'est Aussi Ça La Vie" Which translates into "The Bougons, This Is Also Life"

Stars: Rémy Girard, Louison Danis, Claude Laroche
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two brothers (Legault, Lemay-Thivierge) discuss the positive and negative aspects of adultery as their mother lies beside them in a coma, while their brother Rémi (Doucet) attempts to ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Huard
Stars: Claude Legault, Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Paul Doucet
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A story about Quebec's most famous hockey player, Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, focusing on the struggles of a French Canadian in the National Hockey League dominated by Anglophones.

Director: Charles Binamé
Stars: Roy Dupuis, Stephen McHattie, Julie LeBreton
Le vendeur (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Marcel Lévesque, a quick-witted car salesman nearing retirement, lives to sell. He has been salesman of the month for the last sixteen years at the dealership where he has spent his career,... See full summary »

Director: Sébastien Pilote
Stars: Gilbert Sicotte, Nathalie Cavezzali, Jeremy Tessier
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Paul is a cartoonist who lives with his girlfriend and their little daughter in Montreal in the summer of 1999. His in-laws, the Beaulieus, are a large, joyful clan composed of siblings, ... See full summary »

Director: François Bouvier
Stars: Denise Andrieu, Bernard Arene, Lou Babin
Jackie V (2016)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

Director: Pablo Larraín
Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Pierre Verville ...
 Jean-Guy Lavigueur (6 episodes, 2008)
Patrice Bélanger ...
 Yve Lavigueur / ... (6 episodes, 2008)
Sophie Cadieux ...
 Sylvie Lavigueur (6 episodes, 2008)
...
 Louise Lavigueur (6 episodes, 2008)
Dhanaé Audet-Beaulieu ...
 Michel Lavigueur (6 episodes, 2008)
Louis Champagne ...
 Jean-Marie Daudelin, l'oncle souris (6 episodes, 2008)
David Savard ...
 Johnny (6 episodes, 2008)
Marc Beaupré ...
 Ti-Mi (6 episodes, 2008)
Jean-François Gaudet ...
 Gaétan Richard (6 episodes, 2008)
Mireille Thibault ...
 Colette Richard (6 episodes, 2008)
Nicolas Canuel ...
 Sylvain Gamache (5 episodes, 2008)
Roc LaFortune ...
 Frank Lemieux (5 episodes, 2008)
Denis Bernard ...
 Maître Provencher (5 episodes, 2008)
Olivier Aubin ...
 Maître François Léonard (5 episodes, 2008)
Christian Grenier ...
 Roch (5 episodes, 2008)
Monelle Guertin ...
 Mariette (5 episodes, 2008)
Antoine Mongrain ...
 Pete (5 episodes, 2008)
Amélie Simard ...
 Monique (5 episodes, 2008)
...
 Bill McIntyre (5 episodes, 2008)
Normand Carrière ...
 Ti-Paul, serveur taverne (4 episodes, 2008)
Alain Dumas ...
 Luc Paquette (4 episodes, 2008)
Amélie Grenier ...
 Micheline Daudelin Lavigueur (3 episodes, 2008)
Edit

Storyline

On April 1st, 1986, Jean-Guy Lavigueur, an unemployed blue-collar worker and his family won 7.6 million dollars. At the time, it was the largest amount ever won at Loto-Quebec's 6/49 weekly draws. What should have been the beginning of a fairytale for the family turned rapidly into a nightmare... and their story is the stuff of amazing television drama. Written by Locomotion

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 January 2008 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

La famille Lavigueur  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on the true story of the Lavigueur family in Quebec who, in 1986, won the first multi-million lottery jackpot in Canadian history. See more »

Connections

Remade as El Gordo: Una historia verdadera: Episode #1.2 (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Numéro 1 au Québec chevaldefer2002
Discuss Les Lavigueur, la vraie histoire (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?