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La Grande Vadrouille (1966)

La grande vadrouille (original title)
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Several ordinary Frenchmen, helping British pilots avoid Nazi captivity, goes on an epic voyage through the occupied country to the Swiss border.

Director:

Gérard Oury

Writers:

Gérard Oury (scenario), Georges Tabet (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bourvil ... Augustin Bouvet
Louis de Funès ... Stanislas Lefort
Claudio Brook ... Peter Cunningham
Andréa Parisy ... Soeur Marie-Odile / Sister Marie-Odile
Colette Brosset Colette Brosset ... Germaine
Mike Marshall Mike Marshall ... Alan MacIntosh
Mary Marquet ... Mère Supérieure
Pierre Bertin Pierre Bertin ... Le grand-père de Juliette - propriétaire du guignol
Benno Sterzenbach Benno Sterzenbach ... Major Achbach
Marie Dubois ... Juliette
Terry-Thomas ... Sir Reginald
Sieghardt Rupp ... Lt. Stuermer
Reinhard Kolldehoff ... Un caporal allemand
Helmuth Schneider Helmuth Schneider ... L'officier allemand dans le train (as Helmut Schneider)
Paul Préboist ... Le pêcheur
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Storyline

A RAF Bomber is shot down over Paris by the Germans. Its crew land there by parachute. With the help of some French civilians they try to escape over the demarcation line into the southern part of France, still not occupied by the Germans. Written by Gerard Bader <badergac@wxs.nl>

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Genres:

Adventure | Comedy | War

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | UK

Language:

French | English | German

Release Date:

8 December 1966 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La Grande Vadrouille See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF 15,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was seen by 17 million people in France, a box-office record in that country until Titanic (1997). See more »

Goofs

In the wide shots, the engine of the passenger train with which Peter Cunningham tries to escape, has large smoke deflector plates. When stopped in the station near Meursault, however, the engine has no more deflector plates. See more »

Quotes

Sir Reginald: I wonder where are we now?
Alan MacIntosh: We must be over Calais sir.
Sir Reginald: [the clouds clear, then the Eiffel Tower is visible] Yeah, Calais!
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Soundtracks

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Music by Hector Berlioz
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One of the greatest comedies ever!
26 April 2001 | by toke_lSee all my reviews

I saw this great movie everytime I was ill and couldn't go to school, when I was a kid. I've seen it for at least 20 times, and it still make me laugh. I often have the soundtrack for the movie in my head. I love this film, and it is still one of my favourite films!!


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