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Le Magnifique (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 »

Director:

Philippe de Broca
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Bob Saint-Clar / François Merlin
Jacqueline Bisset ... Tatiana / Christine
Vittorio Caprioli ... Karpof / Charron
Hans Meyer ... Colonel Collins
Monique Tarbès Monique Tarbès ... Mrs. Berger
Mario David ... Traffic policeman in the rain
Bruno Garcin Bruno Garcin ... Pilu
Raymond Gérôme Raymond Gérôme ... General Pontaubert
Jean Lefebvre ... The electrician
Fabrizio Moresco Fabrizio Moresco ... Student with pipe
André Weber André Weber ... The plumber
Hubert Deschamps ... Le Vendeur de Machines À Écrire
Bernard Musson Bernard Musson ... Interpreter
Thalie Frugès Thalie Frugès ... Publishing House Hostess
René Barrera 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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7th highest grossing movie in France for its year. See more »

Goofs

When the black typewriter breaks down, we briefly see Merlin typing on the new white typewriter that he will buy later in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Tatiana: What is it?
Bob Saint-Clair: My hollow tooth. I've lost my cyanide capsule. That's never happened to me before when I kissed a woman. Good lord, where is it?
Tatiana: I spit it out. Naturally.
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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 »

Connections

Spoofs The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

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Christine
Written and Performed by Claude Bolling
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hysterical story within a story
30 July 2003 | by cinezonker-1See all my reviews

Seriously underappreciated comedy with one of the finest and funniest opening "twists" this filmgoer has ever seen. Belmondo is at his comic and athletic best and Bissett is gorgeous and perfectly cast as a student doing a research paper on pulp-fiction authors (Belmondo). To say much more would spoil the imaginative twists and turns in this film. If you can find it, watch it!

If you like Belmondo in this you might also enjoy "Up to His Ears" (1965)

The CineZonk


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | English | Albanian

Release Date:

23 November 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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