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Monsieur Gangster (1963)

Les tontons flingueurs (original title)
Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed "The Mexican". The doomed mobster talks Fernand into taking care of some criminal business and ... See full summary »

Director:

Georges Lautner

Writers:

Michel Audiard (dialogue), Georges Lautner (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lino Ventura ... Fernand Naudin
Bernard Blier ... Raoul Volfoni
Francis Blanche ... Maître Folace
Claude Rich ... Antoine Delafoy
Pierre Bertin Pierre Bertin ... Adolphe Amédée Delafoy
Robert Dalban ... Jean
Jean Lefebvre ... Paul Volfoni
Horst Frank ... Théo
Charles Regnier Charles Regnier ... Tomate
Mac Ronay Mac Ronay ... Bastien
Venantino Venantini ... Pascal
Sabine Sinjen ... Patricia
Jacques Dumesnil ... Louis le Mexicain
Yves Arcanel Yves Arcanel ... Le contremaitre de l'usine de Montauban.
Philippe Castelli Philippe Castelli ... Le tailleur
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Storyline

Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed "The Mexican". The doomed mobster talks Fernand into taking care of some criminal business and looking after his soon-to-be-married daughter. When a longtime mobster heavy, Volfoni takes exception to Fernand for being an outsider, they come after Fernand who is equal to the task. He defends himself in a series of comical killings from the onslaught of the mob. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Action | Crime

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France | Italy | West Germany

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Release Date:

27 November 1963 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Les Tontons Flingueurs See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Meurisse: The guy with the monocle saluting Lino Ventura at the end of the movie is Paul Meurisse, a reference to the Movie _Le Monocle noir_ also by Georges Lautner. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the film, before the final shooting in the distillery, Fernand says he has a wedding at 10 (supposedly 10:00AM). Later on, at the very final shot, after the car explodes in front of the church, the church clock clearly indicates 06:30PM. In France, wedding ceremonies never last for 8 and a half hours... See more »

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Happy Birthday
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The greatest firework...
7 December 1998 | by Ant-RoySee all my reviews

What is so special about this movie ? Its density... It lasts about two hours, and you don't have any time to breathe, because of the intelligence, and the spirit of every quote. It is a shame that there are no exemples of quotes from it on this site, it would make you laugh just to read them. Under the appearance of a classic dark detective movie, it is one of the funniest comedy ever made. The only thing is that, to keep the atmosfear, you ought to see it in original version (french). But, for Audiard and his humor, for Launtner and his inspired direction, and, most of all, for the actors (especially Bernard Blier) everybody in the whole world must see it at least once. One of the greatest french movies ever made (and God knows the quality of the french cinema) !


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