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La Chevre (1981)

La chèvre (original title)
A daughter of a millionaire, distinguish by incredible bad luck, goes missing. The idea how to find her is either insane or brilliant - to send after her an equally unlucky person.

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Francis Veber

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Francis Veber
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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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They're back! The comedy team beyond Comperes!


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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

First among three movies starring Gerard Depardieu and Pierre Richard that was remade in Hollywood. Coincidentally, his characters in the Hollywood version of this film and their third film, The Fugitives (1986), were played by actor Martin Short. See more »

Goofs

As Campana (Depardieu) and Perrin (Richard) drive away in a rental car (a Chrysler Lebaron), the right front wheel is missing a wheel cover. Perrin yells to stop the car, both characters get into an argument, and when they're done the car drives away with the right front wheel cover in place. See more »

Quotes

Campana: [to Perrin] I don't believe in magic! I believe in logic! Do you know what logic is? I'm a rational, logical man! I don't rely on coincidence to solve a case!
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cute silly little comedy
26 July 2005 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Although the video box described the pairing in this movie as reminiscent of Laurel and Hardy, I think this is greatly overstating things. However, it is still a very good movie and worth your time.

The story concerns the abduction of a VERY unlucky girl and the investigation into her disappearance. Gérard Depardieu is a competent kick-butt detective that is unable to find her after searching 42 days. Then a psychologist suggests to her rich father that they are going about searching in the wrong way--to find such an unlucky girl they should use a man equally as unlucky as they are bound to be drawn to each other! Silly as it may seem, this strategy seems to have something going for it, but Depardieu feels quite miffed that this boob, Pierre Richard, keeps blindly stumbling into important clues.

While this is not the funniest movie, it certainly does offer quite a few laughs. When I find myself laughing out loud, I know it must be a pretty good comedy!

FYI--I probably SHOULD take off another point from the score, as the movie had two stupid moments: in the jungle in Mexico, our heroes encounter a gorilla AND a cobra--this isn't even the right continent for either!!


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