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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pierre Richard ... François Perrin
Gérard Depardieu ... Campana
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... The Captain
Corynne Charbit Corynne Charbit ... Marie Bens
Maritza Olivares Maritza Olivares ... La prostituée
André Valardy André Valardy ... Meyer
Jorge Luke ... Arbal
Sergio Calderón ... Prisoner
Michel Robin ... Alexandre Bens
Robert Dalban ... Le technicien
Jacqueline Noëlle Jacqueline Noëlle ... La secrétaire de direction
Michel Fortin Michel Fortin ... Le type à Orly
Marjorie Godin Marjorie Godin
Jean-Louis Fortuit Jean-Louis Fortuit
Pulcher Castan Pulcher Castan
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Storyline

When the accident-prone daughter of a French businessman disappears in Mexico and the detective sent down to find her returns empty-handed, the businessman's company psychologist comes up with an unusual plan - send someone equally accident-prone to find her. Despite detective Campana's objections and disbelief in bad luck, he and Francois Perrin, the accident-prone man in question, are teamed up and head back down to Mexico to pick up the girl's trail. Written by Tony Scheinman

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Country:

France | Mexico | Malta

Language:

French | Spanish | English

Release Date:

26 July 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Goat See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Pierre Richard's character in this film, "Francois Perrin", shares the same name as his character in the films "Le Grand Blond avec Une Chaussure Noire" and "Le Retour du Grand Blond", but other than that there is no similarity between the two characters. See more »

Goofs

When the head of the company wants to take the elevator to go to his office, from the ground, he pushes the Down button, then, inside the elevator, he pushes the 13th floor (Up). See more »

Quotes

François Perrin: [to Campana, talking about Mademoiselle Martin] I like her... she helped me up when I was electrocuted.
Campana: Electrocuted?
François Perrin: At the office, plugging in the orange juice machine.
[he looks up at Campana and smiles]
François Perrin: I got juice, all right.
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Connections

Featured in Francis Veber artisan du rire: La saga Pignon (2001) See more »

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The only big wrinckle you'll have watching it... will be on your lips.
5 August 2000 | by figarokSee all my reviews

This is THE masterpiece of funniness. Trust me, the big winner trio (Depardieu, Richard and Veber) shows one more time his talent. On one hand Pignon/Richard is the unluckiest man on earth, all the things you don't even think about happen to him and on the other one there is Depardieu, a cartesian private detective who doesn't believe in fate or luck, he disagrees with these concepts. Actually, by meeting Pignon, his entire life will be turned up side down because they must work together to find Pignon's Headmaster's daughter who was kidnapped in Venezuela. The worse thing will happen to the Laurel-and-Hardy-like team. You almost die of laughing so much. This is the comedy one should have seen once, just as "the Gods must be crazy." The movie is really worth being watched.


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