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The Brain ()

Le cerveau (original title)
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When NATO transfers some of its funds from Paris to Brussels by train, a criminal mastermind posing as a British colonel plans to steal it but two petty French thieves also have the same... See more »

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Arthur Lespinasse
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Anatole
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Colonel Carol Matthews
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Frankie Scannapieco
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Sofia
Raymond Gérôme ...
Le commissaire bègue
Jacques Balutin ...
L'inspecteur Pochet
Henri Attal ...
Un homme de la bande
Yves Barsacq ...
Un gardien de prison
Jacques Ciron ...
L'inspecteur Duboeuf
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Le policier militaire belge enrhumé
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Jean-François - un antiquaire
Raoul Delfosse ...
Un policier militaire belge
Tommy Duggan ...
Le superintendant Cummings
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Le gardien-chef de la prison de Poissy
Sophie Grimaldi ...
La blonde du train
Fernand Guiot ...
L'inspecteur Mazurel
Roger Lumont ...
Le patron de la boutique
Paul Mercey ...
André - le monsieur du 5ème
Max Montavon ...
Un antiquaire efféminé
Patrick Préjean ...
Le sergent belge
John Rico ...
Un mafioso
Trevor A. Stephens ...
(as Trevor Stephens)
Arch Taylor ...
Un mafioso
Frank Valois ...
Bruno (as Fernand Valois)
Dominique Zardi ...
Un gardien de prison
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roland Monk ...
Un soldat belge
Jean-François Barre ...
(uncredited)
Micha Bayard ...
La dame du 5ème (uncredited)
Mick Besson ...
(uncredited)
Guy Bonnafoux ...
Un détenu (uncredited)
Jean Borodine ...
(uncredited)
Jerry Brouer ...
(uncredited)
Kim Camba ...
(uncredited)
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Frankie Scannapieco (uncredited) (voice)
Marcel Charvey ...
Un complice du Cerveau (uncredited)
Luigi Cortese ...
(uncredited)
Daniel Crohem ...
(uncredited)
Charles Dalin ...
Un complice de Scanapicco (uncredited)
Guy Delorme ...
Un complice (uncredited)
Yvon Dihé ...
(uncredited)
Jean Droze ...
Geschädigter Ladenbesitzer (uncredited)
Jean Gabert ...
(uncredited)
Michel Garland ...
(uncredited)
Jean-Paul Gouaze ...
(uncredited)
Gérard Hernandez ...
Un agent au Havre (uncredited)
Bob Ingarao ...
(uncredited)
Gordon Lacy ...
(uncredited)
Bob Lerick ...
(uncredited)
Pippo Merisi ...
(uncredited)
Jean Minisini ...
(uncredited)
Roger Pappini ...
(uncredited)
Raymond Pierson ...
Le passant devant l'OTAN (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Posier ...
(uncredited)
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Herself (uncredited)
Douglas Read ...
(uncredited)
Pierre Roussel ...
Le touriste américain au Havre (uncredited)
Georges Steinbach ...
Le guide (uncredited)
Gérard Streiff ...
(uncredited)
Pierre Tornade ...
Le soldat belge à la gare de l'Est (uncredited)
César Torres ...
(uncredited)
Jacques Van Dooren ...
Un homme de la bande (uncredited)
Christian Walls ...
Un complice (uncredited)

Directed by

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Gérard Oury

Written by

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Marcel Jullian ... (writer)
 
Gérard Oury ... (writer)
 
Danièle Thompson ... (writer)

Produced by

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Paul Joly ... executive producer
Alain Poiré ... producer

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Georges Delerue

Cinematography by

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Wladimir Ivanov

Film Editing by

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Albert Jurgenson

Editorial Department

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Nadine Muse ... assistant editor trainee

Production Design by

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Jean André

Costume Design by

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Tanine Autré ... (as Janine Autré)

Production Management

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Paul Joly ... production manager
Robert Sussfeld ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Claude Clément ... second unit director

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Robert Christidès ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Louis Hochet ... sound
Jean Rieul ... sound editor

Stunts

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Henri Guégan ... stunt double (1969)
Rico Lopez ... stunt double

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Alain Douarinou ... camera operator

Music Department

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Eddie Higgins ... music arranger: "The American Breed"

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Paulette Andrieux ... press attache
Colette Crochot ... script supervisor
Jean Pouchet ... titles
Armand Thirard ... technical advisor: photography

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Plot Summary

Arthur and Anatole are two little robbers. They want to rob money, money that will travel in a special train from Paris to Bruxelles. They don't know that other people have planned to do the same thing. Written by Jean-Yves Simon

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Taglines "The Brain" is Rocking the World with Laughter! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Il cervello (Italy)
  • The Brain (Europe, English title)
  • The Brain (United States)
  • The Brain (Canada, English title)
  • The Brain (World-wide, English title)
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  • 115 min
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Budget $3,600,000 (estimated)

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Trivia The film has been shot in two languages (French and English) with the same cast. See more »
Goofs The first car of the train would definitely not be used in a passenger train and must have carried the crew's equipment. Placing the safe car in the middle of the consist prevents passengers from going from the tail to the head of the train. The first explosion breaks the air brake circuit, then the whole train should stop, not only the tail cars. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Lo schermo a tre punte (1995). See more »
Soundtracks The Brain See more »
Quotes Col. Carol Matthews: [watching Sofia take a shower right in front of him] Your wife?
Frankie Scannapieco: No, my sister.
Col. Carol Matthews: Ah, she's still quite fetching.
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