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Ace of Aces (1982)

L'as des as (original title)
In 1936, a French boxer on his way to the Berlin Olympic Games befriends a local Jewish boy and decides to save him from the Nazis.

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Gérard Oury
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Jo Cavalier
Marie-France Pisier ... Gaby Delcourt
Rachid Ferrache Rachid Ferrache ... Simon Rosenblum
Frank Hoffmann Frank Hoffmann ... Gunther von Beckman
Günter Meisner ... Adolf Hitler / Angela Hitler
Benno Sterzenbach Benno Sterzenbach ... Major Aschbach - Gestapo officer
Yves Pignot Yves Pignot ... Lucien
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maurice Auzel Maurice Auzel
Agnia Bogoslava Agnia Bogoslava
Peter Bonke Peter Bonke
Alain David Alain David
Jean-Marie Djebaili Jean-Marie Djebaili
Gerhard Doleschall Gerhard Doleschall
Stéphane Ferrara Stéphane Ferrara ... Un boxeur
Gerd Roman Frosch Gerd Roman Frosch
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Storyline

In this action comedy the French boxer Jo Cavalier is charmed on the train to Berlin for the Olympics in Hitler's Germany by the little boy Simon Rosenblum who asks his autograph; when it turns out his adorable young fan is a Jewish orphan in danger of persecution, he risks his one shot at Olympic glory to save Simon and his family, helped only by a German officer-gentleman who became his friend in World War I, by an adventurous escape to Switzerland, Nazi troops on their heals and braving impossible odds in roller coaster-style. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

France | West Germany

Language:

German | French

Release Date:

27 October 1982 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ace of Aces See more »

Filming Locations:

Bad Tölz, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Budget:

FRF 40,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The second highest grossing movie of the year in France, beaten only by E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). See more »

Goofs

The coat of arms from the Romanian flag in front of the hotel where the French delegation has been accommodated was adopted only after 1965. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Le bourreau des coeurs (1983) See more »

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Don't take it to seriously; Let the Fun Begin!
1 May 2012 | by air-arabiaSee all my reviews

This must me my Belmondo's all time favorite. Off course do not take it to serious, think it is historically correct or make the mistake to think it is realistic. Step into this movie with an open mind and you get rewarded because this is AN ALL TIME FAMILY COMEDY CLASSIC.

An absolute magnificent combination of gags, jokes and fun during the Olympic Games in Berlin late 1930's. You can watch this one multiple times and it just gets better and better. Fantastic, an ultimate Comedy Movie. The part at Hitler's castle just doesn't get better than this. Outrageous.

See it, Feel It and Enjoy it like I have done so many times. A winner!!!


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