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The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe ()

Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire (original title)
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A hapless orchestra player becomes an unwitting pawn of rival factions within the French secret service after he is chosen as a decoy by being identified as a super secret agent.

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François Perrin
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Colonel Bernard Milan
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Le colonel Louis Marie Alphonse Toulouse
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Christine
Colette Castel ...
Paulette
Jean Obé ...
Botrel
Robert Castel ...
Georghiu
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Pouchet
Roger Caccia ...
M. Boudart
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Chaperon
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Coco, le faux livreur
Arlette Balkis ...
Madame Boudart
Tania Balachova ...
La mère de Toulouse
Paul Le Person ...
Perrache
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Maurice
Catherine Obe
Bernard Charlan ...
Le cycliste
Stéphane Bouy ...
Agent secret prisonnier
Jean-Michel Molé ...
L'homme aux poupées russes
Marcel Gassouk ...
Florist van driver
Gérard Moisan
Bruno Oppe
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(uncredited)
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Le ministre (uncredited)
Michel Duchaussoy ...
Capitaine Cambrai (uncredited)
Xavier Gélin ...
Young man in car hearing the toilet flushing in the florist van (uncredited)
Gérard Majax ...
L'espion magicien (uncredited)
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Le chef d'orchestre (uncredited)

Directed by

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Yves Robert

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Yves Robert ... (screenplay) &
Francis Veber ... (screenplay)
 
Francis Veber ... (dialogue)

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Alain Poiré ... producer
Yves Robert ... producer

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Vladimir Cosma

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René Mathelin

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Ghislaine Desjonquères

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Pauline Leroy ... assistant editor (as Pauline Fraisse)

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Léo Kouper ... poster artist (uncredited)

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Bernard Aubouy ... sound

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Michel Lebon ... camera operator

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Vladimir Cosma ... musical director

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Gérard Majax ... credits by
Gheorghe Zamfir ... pan flute

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Plot Summary

Two factions of the French Secret Service involve a seemingly normal orchestra player, Francois Perrin, into their battle as one side uses him as a decoy. Soon, agents are all over the place, and one of them, Christine, is sent to seduce Francois. Meanwhile, Francois has his own problems, tangled up in an affair with his best friend's wife. Written by Kumar

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Also Known As
  • The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (United States)
  • The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (Europe, English title)
  • The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (World-wide, English title)
  • The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (United Kingdom)
  • Follow That Guy with the One Black Shoe (United Kingdom)
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  • 90 min
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Trivia Francis Veber used to call most of his characters with names based on famous cities (Toulouse, Milan, Perrache etc.) in order to avoid any confusion with real life persons. See more »
Goofs The car park "exit" is actually an entrance. It wouldn't make sense to place a speed-limit-sign next to a no-entry-sign. The false no-entry-sign is suspended by a string and another string pulls the white bar vertical when the crash is heard. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Francis Veber artisan du rire: La mécanique dure rire (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Sirba (Thème) See more »
Crazy Credits The opening credits are shown on different playing cards. They 'magically' change when a magician's hand flips, turns, and waves his hands over the cards. See more »
Quotes Le colonel Louis Marie Alphonse Toulouse: [to Perrache] Pick out anyone you like, someone out of a crowd, the more anonymous the better. The individual you choose it totally unimportant. He's to bait the hook. All that counts is that Milan must swallow it.
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