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A Pain in the Ass (2008)
"L'emmerdeur" (original title)

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An unlikely friendship develops between a hitman and a suicidal guy who have both checked into the same hotel for different reasons.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Berry ...
Jean Milan / Ralf Milan
Patrick Timsit ...
Pascal Elbé ...
Edgar Wolf
Laurent Paolini ...
Le garçon d'étage
François Randoni
Cédric Chevalme ...
Le gendarme #1
Laurie Lefret ...
La jeune fille
José Paul ...
Le photographe #1
Stéphane Bierry ...
Le photographe #2
Mathieu Busson ...
Le caissier de la station-service
Jérémie Covillault ...
Le policier #1
Samuel Dupuy ...
Le policier #2
Philippe Beglia ...
Le réceptionniste de l'hôtel
Sandra Moreno ...
La secrétaire de Wolf


An aging mobster is being transported from prison to the courthouse in Nice where he may name names. Milan, a hit man, checks into a hotel with a view of the courthouse; he sets up with a high-powered rifle to wait. François, a self-pitying photographer whose wife has left him, checks into the room next to Milan, intent on suicide. His bumbling, his constant chatter, and his calls to his ex and her husband threaten to keep Milan from success. Written by <>

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Original movie 1973, Buddy Buddy is a remake...
16 June 2009 | by (Geneva, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

If you carefully watch the "full Cast and Crew" for "Buddy, Buddy", you can notice that the original play and the screenplay are from Francis VEBER, who also wrote the original screenplay of the 1973 movie by Edouard MOLINARO. Chronologically : 1973 - L'Emmerdeur, by Edouard MOLINARO / 1981 - Buddy, Buddy by Billy WILDER / 2008 - L'Emmerdeur, by Francis VEBER. So, before "noticing" that a movie reminds you of another movie, and maybe suggest that it is a "copy", please go through the "full cast and credits" and READ the names of the people who wrote the screenplay, or the original book or play... This could avoid some unneeded comments. Thank you.

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