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Money Money Money (1972)

L'aventure, c'est l'aventure (original title)
When they realize the times are changing, five crooks decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions. Among their hostages are singer Johnny Hallyday and an ambassador in ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Lelouch

Writers:

Claude Lelouch, Pierre Uytterhoeven (collaborator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lino Ventura ... Lino Massaro
Jacques Brel ... Jacques
Charles Denner ... Simon Duroc
Johnny Hallyday ... Johnny Hallyday
Charles Gérard Charles Gérard ... Charlot
Aldo Maccione ... Aldo
Nicole Courcel ... Nicole
Yves Robert ... L'avocat de la défense
André Falcon André Falcon ... L'ambassadeur
Juan Luis Buñuel ... Ernesto Juarez (as Jean-Louis Bunuel)
Gordon Heath Gordon Heath ... Le général africain
Prudence Harrington Prudence Harrington ... La femme de l'ambassadeur (as Prudence Harington)
Maddly Bamy Maddly Bamy ... Antigia Girl (as Madly Bamy)
Sophie Boudet Sophie Boudet ... Antigua Girl
Annie Ho Annie Ho ... Antigua Girl (as Any Hau)
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Storyline

When they realize the times are changing, five crooks decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions. Among their hostages are singer Johnny Hallyday and an ambassador in Latin America. They get framed by a guerrilla leader, who had been kidnapped by them before, and while being tried the French Government decides to let them flee to Africa where they get on with the same old game. Written by Bernard Dionne <guero@globetrotter.net>

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What is the one thing these five rogues respect, admire and pursue even more than women? See more »


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R | See all certifications »
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Quotes

Charlot: [attempting to read English] My KLEE-aunt...
Lino Massaro: My client.
Charlot: My klee-ANT...
Lino Massaro: Client.
Charlot: Client, would like to see the preh-see-DANT of your kom-pah-NEE, Mr. John Day-viz.
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Referenced in Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

L'Aventure c'est l'Aventure
Music by Francis Lai
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A political (Groucho) Marxist movie
31 January 2006 | by stevekriefSee all my reviews

"I thought you were Marxists" asks General Suarez to thief Lino Massaro. "Yes we are, Groucho Marxists!" Rising above the political struggles and claims of the seventies, a bunch of dumber than average thieves manage to make a lot money and share all kinds of adventures. "Clarity in confusion", or "confusion in clarity" if you prefer, is their motto. This very funny makes fun of the fact that all ideologies claim "love one another" but kill the other. It's above all a chance to see two of the greatest actors (Ventura, Denner) with long time friend one of the greatest singers ever (Brel). Claude Lelouch is very innovative in his filming techniques and offers with this movie a must see comedy for anyone who enjoys French flicks. Aldo Maccione shares his classical walk, Johnny Halliday sings the soundtrack and plays his own role, General Suarez is played by Bunuel's son and producer Elie Chouraqui plays a soldier.


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | Italian | Spanish | English

Release Date:

20 October 1972 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$175,992
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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