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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Augustin Bouvet
... Stanislas Lefort
... Peter Cunningham
Andréa Parisy ... Soeur Marie-Odile / Sister Marie-Odile
Colette Brosset ... Germaine
Mike Marshall ... Alan MacIntosh
... Mère Supérieure
Pierre Bertin ... Le grand-père de Juliette - propriétaire du guignol
Benno Sterzenbach ... Major Achbach
... Juliette
... Sir Reginald
... Lt. Stuermer
... Un caporal allemand
Helmuth Schneider ... L'officier allemand dans le train (as Helmut Schneider)
... 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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Adventure | Comedy | War

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Release Date:

8 December 1966 (France)  »

Also Known As:

La Grande Vadrouille  »

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Budget:

FRF 15,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film was the most successful French film in Germany until Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis (2008) was released. See more »

Goofs

The RAF bomber Terry-Thomas and crew are flying is mostly a B-17 Flying Fortress. This is highly unlikely, as the RAF mainly flew Lancasters, Halifaxes and, earlier on, Stirlings. See more »

Quotes

Sir Reginald: MacIntosh, look at that lovely thing over there.
Alan MacIntosh: The nun, sir?
Sir Reginald: Bloody fool, the car!
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Connections

Featured in Cinemania: I anodos kai i ptosi tou Nazismou (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Tea for Two
(uncredited)
Music by Vincent Youmans
[Used as a recognition code]
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The most popular foreign film in our country
15 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

The Chinese people saw this movie after the culture revolution, and this gave us the greatest laugh in a long time.

It's been replayed in theatres and TV in the last 20 years.

I know that many people on imdb are not french movie fans, but this one is absolutely the best comedy ever made.

Go find it, now!


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