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The Big Store (1973)

Le grand bazar (original title)
Four guys working for a small grocer in trouble, declare war on a new giant neighborhood supermarket by attempting several coups. A film about the big store taking over the business of smaller stores.

Director:

Claude Zidi

Writers:

Claude Zidi (scenario and dialogue), Georges Beller (participation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Rinaldi Gérard Rinaldi ... Gérard
Jean Sarrus Jean Sarrus ... Jean
Gérard Filipelli Gérard Filipelli ... Phil
Jean-Guy Fechner Jean-Guy Fechner ... Jean-Guy
Michel Galabru ... Émile
Michel Serrault ... Félix Boucan
Roger Carel ... Le commissaire priseur
Jacques Seiler Jacques Seiler ... Jacques
André Badin André Badin ... L'enchérisseur endormi
Florence Blot Florence Blot
François Cadet François Cadet ... Le contremaître
Coluche ... Le visiteur de l'appartement
Dany Daniel Dany Daniel
Jocelyne Darche Jocelyne Darche ... La dame qui visite l'appartement
Michèle Delacroix Michèle Delacroix ... La fiancée de Phil
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Four guys working for a small grocer in trouble, declare war on a new giant neighborhood supermarket by attempting several coups. A film about the big store taking over the business of smaller stores.

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Comedy

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Trivia

"Euromarché" was a real chain of superstores (named Hypermarchés) combining grocery and department stores. Still as this day, this store in which the movie was shot stills exists as "Carrefour", located in Atis-Mons, south of Paris, France. See more »

Goofs

Between 01:05:00 and 01:07:50, a fat man is wearing two shoulder straps. According the shots, he's wearing one, two or no shoulder straps. See more »

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Gros bébé (Touch Mabadah Cebonot Bichidi)
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The best Charlots movie !!!
14 August 2006 | by adrienfrSee all my reviews

A very inspired Claude Zidi made this movie back in 1973... A 70's feeling in the Paris suburbs, tons of gags, a reflection about consumerism and four awkward guys who are out to proof that they got nothing to proof, "Le Grand Bazar" is a masterpiece of the genre. I got to watch it about 200 times at least with my young brother, and never got enough of it, because this is so funny, because it shows a nice picture of France during the early 70's, and because of the awesome performances of some of the most talented actors within the comedy genre at the time; Michel Galabru as a frustrated bartender, Jacques Seiler as dumb security guy, and of course the four Charlots as a young and naive crew trying to do what they can do to keep what they took for granted for so many years... An awesome movie, the Charlots at their BEST !!!!


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 September 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

5 matti al supermercato See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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