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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)

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(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Did have the record of entry in France for 42 years (17 millions people saw it when the population of the country was 50 millions). See more »

Goofs

Painted road markings weren't introduced in France until post-WW2 (and the movie takes place in 1941). See more »

Quotes

Sir Reginald: MacIntosh, why don't you get back to Canada!
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Connections

Referenced in Incognito (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Rakoczy March
(uncredited)
Music by Hector Berlioz
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13 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

One of my favorite movies of all time. Being half french/American I guess I am lucky enough to get the best of both worlds culturally. And this one, just like other great movies of de Funes and Bourvil, makes you smile when the movie ends. I have both such a happy and great feeling after the movie and yet part of me is sad because France lost two of its greatest actors a few decades ago and we miss them both a lot. For those who really want to see how the French think (without the typical generalizations I hear from everyone) about the British (all in humor), the Germans (the french i think will always remember WWII in the back of their minds and part of the population still is not fond of Germans) or just life in general, it's a must see. Tea for two and two for tea. Me and you and you and me. Just love it. Vive la France!


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