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The Return of the Tall Blond Man (1974)

Le retour du grand blond (original title)
With 'little captain' Cambrai raising serious doubts about the reality of the so-called "super spy", Colonel Toulouse kidnaps Christine and forces Francois to play again the character of "... See full summary »


Yves Robert


Yves Robert (screenplay), Francis Veber (screenplay and dialogue)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Richard ... François Perrin
Jean Carmet ... Maurice Lefebvre
Jean Rochefort ... Colonel Louis, Marie, Alphonse Toulouse
Mireille Darc ... Christine
Jean Bouise ... Le ministre
Paul Le Person ... Perrache
Colette Castel ... Paulette Lefebvre
Henri Guybet ... Charmant, un tueur
Hervé Sand Hervé Sand ... Prince, Un tueur
Jean Amos Jean Amos
Antoine Baud Antoine Baud
André Bollet André Bollet
Paul Bonifas
Michel Francini Michel Francini
Jacques Giraud Jacques Giraud


With 'little captain' Cambrai raising serious doubts about the reality of the so-called "super spy", Colonel Toulouse kidnaps Christine and forces Francois to play again the character of "The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe" in some fake adventures. All this to stop the investigation into the death of Colonel Milan. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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It's cute and very very FUNNY




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On arrival back from Rio, François goes outside and had his cases put in a car. In one scene the driver takes a vertical case from the trolley; then the camera angle changes and the case is back. See more »


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Narrator: On May 26th of last year, Francois Perrin arrived at Orly Airport in Paris wearing two different colored shoes. That was the beginning of the adventure of The Tall Blond Man with One Black Show. This man, chosen at random in the crowd, was to become the central figure in a fantastic spy story. Colonel Toulouse, head oa a certain secret service agency, used him to bait a trap for his second-in-command Colonel Milan, who was too ambitious for his taste. Toulouse convinced him that ...
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Welcome Back, Tall Blond Man!
2 January 2007 | by Galina_movie_fanSee all my reviews

"The Return Of The Tall Blond Man" (1974) directed by Yves Robert is one of the most incredible things that could happen in the world of movies - it is a sequel that works, that is as funny (and sometimes funnier) as the original and is almost as clever and bright as the first movie. The soundtrack is simply unbelievable. Pierre Richard, who once again is expected to be a naive pawn, fights back with his own plan which involves so many hilarious acts of physical comedy that they may fill the movie twice as long as this brilliant Return of one of the best comedies ever made. This is the movie to rewatch and enjoy over and over again.

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18 December 1974 (France) See more »

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