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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 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

Bob Saint-Clair: Ah, betrayed!
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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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Referenced in Munich (2005) See more »

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Noches Mexicanas
Written and Performed by Claude Bolling
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When l'd watched this picture in 1988 l'd found it a crap...now in first time on DVD with original audio (Ugh!!) looks to me more acceptable and digestible...the plot is very clever but the acting is bizarre...nonsense and surreal....Jacqueline Bisset delivery your attractiveness to saves the movie....Jean Paul Belmondo is fine when he playing the writer only....the Mexican landscape helps to much....this odd french comedy is dated and isn't for all taste...but works for a killing time only and of course to see how beauty Jacqueline Bisset was in the seventies!!!

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First watch: 1988 / How Many: 2 / Source: TV-DVD / Rating: 6.25


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