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Hothead (1979)

Coup de tête (original title)
The miserable football player becomes a town hero after bringing victory in extremely important game. He uses his fame for revenge to the team star for the previous mockeries.

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Alain Godard (story), Francis Veber
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dewaere ... François Perrin
France Dougnac ... Stéphanie
Dorothée Jemma Dorothée Jemma ... Marie
Maurice Barrier ... Berri, le patron du 'Penalty'
Robert Dalban ... Jeanjean, le vieux dirigeant
Mario David ... Rumin, le kinési
Hubert Deschamps ... Le directeur de la prison
Dora Doll ... La religieuse en chef
François Dyrek François Dyrek ... Le chauffeur du premier camion
Patrick Floersheim Patrick Floersheim ... Berthier
Michel Fortin Michel Fortin ... Langlumey
Jacques Frantz ... Le chauffeur du second camion
Gérard Hernandez Gérard Hernandez ... L'inspecteur
Claude Legros Claude Legros ... Poilane, le serveur
Corinne Marchand ... Madame Sivardière
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Storyline

François Perrin plays football at the AS Trincamp. During a training session, he gets into a fight with Bertier, the team's star, and is ordered off the field. The club's boss, who is also a powerful businessman, takes advantage of the situation and sacks him... But Perrin's revenge will be sweet. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

14 February 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Hothead See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Alternate Versions

In Spain this movies was dubbed twice. First on its theatrical release in 1982, and again in 2013 when it was release for the first time on DVD. The 1982 dubbing can only be found on the 80s VHS. See more »

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Referenced in Un jour, un destin: Patrick Dewaere: Le dernier jour (2007) See more »

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What a great movie...
8 June 2006 | by c_m_c_mSee all my reviews

Warning: The following text may is written in horrible English. Sorry. The movie is about a talented food-ballplayer, who is thrown out of the 2nd Team cause he wounded the Starplayer of the first team in a training-game. Cause the coach is also the boss of the factory he's working in, he gets fired soon. More problems are coming. Then police sent him innocently in prison. He raped a woman, they say. Then, when his old team needs a player they take him out of prison. He runs away to find out the reasons for all this. After understanding everything he plays THEIR game, just waiting for his revenge... To be honest till now I have seen only 4 movies by Patrick Dewaere... But again I have to say that he is my favorite french actor and this movie is not only critically it's also extremely funny. I hope i will see more movies of him, because sadly ,in general German television prefers to show superficial movies. So WATCH IT. If you have already seen it.. DO IT AGAIN..


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