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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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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

On February 13, 1983, the Cinema Statuto in Turin, Italy, burned while screening the film, resulting in 64 deaths. Investigations revealed that the theater's owner locked the emergency exits to prevent people from sneaking in for free. The owner was subsequently convicted and given a 10 year prison sentence. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Campana and Perrin are eating breakfast at the airport, after Perrin puts salt on his meal he lights a cigarette. As the shots switch from facing Perrin and facing Campana, the cigarette switches hands (from Perrin's right to his left respectively). See more »

Quotes

François Perrin: [to Campana] You've been unlucky so far, but with me that will change.
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Featured in Francis Veber artisan du rire: La saga Pignon (2001) See more »

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Situation Comedy at it's Best!!
8 August 2005 | by mikungfu-1See all my reviews

I saw this movie back in 1982 when I was about 12 years old. I couldn't stop laughing. Another 12 years later I finally got the VHS... I thought I wasn't going to find it so funny because I was 24 years old, but I laughed even more!.. And keep laughing to this day. The film must have been so successful that this trio (Veber/Depardieu/Richard) made 2 more movies afterward, all of them equally funny. The way the director generates humor from everyday situations, shows a keen sense of observation and a capacity for caricature of the ridiculous in human nature. If one manages to abstract from the fact that it is not exactly a recent movie and if one concentrates on the humor of the situations, attitudes, face expressions, etc... One will easily realize that it is not needed to behave like a clown, falling dressed on a swimming pool or smashing wedding cakes on someone's face... Or screaming vulgar words, to be funny. A true Golden "Oldie", and a definite must see!..


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