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The Man from Acapulco ()

Le magnifique (original title)
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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... See more »

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Bob Saint-Clar / François Merlin
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Tatiana / Christine
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Karpof / Charron
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Colonel Collins
Monique Tarbès ...
Mrs. Berger
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Traffic policeman in the rain
Bruno Garcin ...
Pilu
Raymond Gérôme ...
General Pontaubert
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The electrician
Fabrizio Moresco ...
Student with pipe
André Weber ...
The plumber
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Le vendeur
Bernard Musson ...
Interpreter
Thalie Frugès ...
Publishing House Hostess
René Barrera ...
The Chinese / The Bride
Rodrigo Puebla ...
Benson (as Rodrigo A. Puebla)
Jean-Pierre Rambal ...
The Lecturer
Gaëtan Noël ...
Doctor
Micha Bayard ...
Charron's secretary
Roger Muni
Victor Jarson
Caline Bautte
Claude Salino
Jean-Paul Jarre
Max Desrau
Robert Berri ...
(as Robert Berry)
Lucienne Legrand
Guy Simonnet
Sébastien Floche
Laure Moutoussamy ...
Une amie de Charron
Michel Thomass ...
Le faux pope
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierre Assena ...
Jean (uncredited)
Maurice Auzel ...
Mécanicien aéroport (uncredited)
Jack Berard ...
Interpreter (uncredited)
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Un plombier (uncredited)
Henri Czarniak ...
(uncredited)
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The Albanian (uncredited)
Charly Koubesserian ...
Guard (uncredited)
Alexandre Mnouchkine ...
Paramedic at the Back of Ambulance (uncredited)
Louis Navarre ...
Intrepreter (uncredited)
José Paul ...
Merlin's son (uncredited)
Jacques Wajsmark ...
(uncredited)

Directed by

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Philippe de Broca

Written by

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Philippe de Broca ... (writer)
 
Vittorio Caprioli ... (writer)
 
Jean-Paul Rappeneau ... (writer)
 
Francis Veber ... () (uncredited)

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Robert Amon ... associate producer
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... producer
Georges Dancigers ... producer
Alexandre Mnouchkine ... producer

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Claude Bolling

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René Mathelin

Film Editing by

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Henri Lanoë

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Monique André ... assistant editor
Catherine Dubeau ... assistant editor

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François de Lamothe

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Robert Christidès

Makeup Department

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Marc Blanchard ... key hair stylist
Charly Koubesserian ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Alain Belmondo ... production manager
Alain Pancrazi ... unit manager

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Tony Aboyantz ... assistant director
Claude Gorsky ... assistant director
Jesús Marín ... assistant director

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Jacques Brizzio ... assistant decorator (as Jack Brizio)
Pierre Duquesne ... assistant decorator

Sound Department

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Jean Labussière ... sound engineer
Jean Nény ... sound engineer

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Georges Iaconelli ... special effects
León Ortega ... special effects
André Pierdel ... special effects

Stunts

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Dan Vieru ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Philippe Bordas ... assistant camera
Maurice Chapiron ... still photographer
Jean-Paul Cornu ... assistant camera
Jean-Paul Schwartz ... camera operator

Music Department

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Carlo Savina ... conductor

Other crew

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René Chateau ... press attache
Suzanne Durrenberger ... script supervisor
Elisabeth Manet-Schwatz ... production secretary
Janine Ruault ... administrator
Armando Solís ... administrator
Louis Trinoner ... administrator
Georges Aminel ... voice dubbing: Karpof/Charron/Colonel Collins (uncredited)
John Marshall ... subtitle script and timing (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines 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 See more »
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Also Known As
  • Come si distrugge la reputazione del più grande agente segreto del mondo (Italy)
  • The Man from Acapulco (World-wide, English title)
  • The Man from Acapulco (United States)
  • The Magnificient Secret Agent (Philippines, English title)
  • The Man from Acapulco (Europe, English title)
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  • 95 min
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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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004). See more »
Soundtracks La Plaza See more »
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 »
Quotes Colonel Collins: I've just come from Mexico, General. Rodriguez is dead.
General Pontaubert: Blast. How did it happen?
Colonel Collins: He was devoured by a shark in a telephone booth, General.
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