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La Chevre (1981)

La chèvre (original title)
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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.


Francis Veber


Francis Veber
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Complete credited cast:
Pierre Richard ... François Perrin
Gérard Depardieu ... Campana
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... The Captain
Corynne Charbit Corynne Charbit ... Marie Bens
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
Pulcher Castan Pulcher Castan


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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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 »


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 »


Prisoner: [the guards are coming to their cell] Here they come! They'll pick one of us at random and beat him to a pulp! That's their idea of fun!
François Perrin: [to Campana] What'd he day?
Campana: [looks hard at Perrin] They'll beat one of us up.
[he keeps staring at Perrin]
François Perrin: [finally notices Campana staring at him] Why stare at me that way?
[Campana shrugs]
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What is wrong with these ratings??
8 April 2003 | by o_cedarSee all my reviews

I just cannot understand how such a movie can "only "have a weighted average of 6.9 ??? Seen over and over and over with so many different people, I never could find a single person not laughing the whole way through!!! The usual "Different characters" are this time represented by Depardieu and Pierre Richard, both absolutely wonderful!! A must see... If you loved this watch "Les Compères" and "Les fugitifs" with the same Richard/Depardieu tandem even though they are a tone under "La chèvre"...

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France | Mexico | Malta


French | Spanish | English

Release Date:

26 July 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Goat See more »

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1.66 : 1
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