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The Man from Acapulco (1973)

Le magnifique (original title)
Francois Merlin is an espionnage-book writer. He likes to mix every-day character he can met in his book. In his book, he is Bob Saint Clar, his neighbour Christine appears as Tatiana and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bob Saint-Clar / François Merlin
... Tatiana / Christine
... Karpof / Charron
... Colonel Collins
Monique Tarbès ... Mrs. Berger
Bruno Garcin ... Pilu
Raymond Gérôme ... General Pontaubert
... The electrician
Fabrizio Moresco
André Weber ... The plumber
... Le vendeur
Bernard Musson ... Interpreter
Thalie Frugès ... Publishing House Hostess
René Barrera ... The Chinese / The Bride
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Francois Merlin is an espionnage-book writer. He likes to mix every-day character he can met in his book. In his book, he is Bob Saint Clar, his neighbour Christine appears as Tatiana and his editor Georges Charon as Colonel Karpoff. Written by Jean-Yves Simon <simon@wotangate.micro.ti.com>

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DE BROCA, the director of "King of Hearts"..."That Man from Rio"..."Cartouche", now returns with the rousing adventure comedy "Le Magnifique" with BELMONDO and BISSET


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23 November 1973 (France)  »

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The Man from Acapulco  »

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Trivia

No screenwriter is listed in the credits of the movie whose original script was in fact written by Francis Veber. In the DVD commentary, director Philippe de Broca explains that he thought that the character of Christine needed to be fleshed out. Veber disagreed and eventually director Jean-Paul Rappeneau was called to settle the question. Rappeneau agreed with de Broca and both of them rewrote part of Veber's script. Veber made strong reservations about the rewrite, and after seeing the finished movie, asked that his name be removed from the credits. See more »

Goofs

When Bob Saint-Clair is on a canoe in Alaska, he picks up his rifle and aims it and we hear two shots, but nothing comes out of the rifle. See more »

Quotes

Bob Saint-Clair: Did they ever find the shark that devoured Rodriguez?
Tatiana: Yes, it turned up in a canning factory.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, a man inside a telephone booth is picked up by a helicopter, flown out of town to the coast, and eventually dropped into the sea. See more »

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Featured in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

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Written and Performed by Claude Bolling
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Cleverly written and nice movie
2 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a story about a writer which is maintaining and developing a character, which is a lot in contrary of himself. As a viewer you follow the man when he is writing the book, and you can follow all of his sometimes funny, sometimes exaggerated fantasies by the creation of the story.

It must have been a challenge for the script writer(s) to make this film not too difficult to follow, because it depends on good timing when switching the roles as they are growing during the story.

When you place the movie in its own time, it was one of those real Belmondo's: cleverly written, and full of terrific action, with often surprising acts. A nice movie!


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