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The ComDads (1983)

Les compères (original title)
PG | | Comedy, Crime | 1 March 1984 (USA)
The woman, whose troubled son has left a home, informs two different men from her past that each of them is a real father. Too different men.

Director:

Francis Veber

Writer:

Francis Veber
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Richard ... François Pignon
Gérard Depardieu ... Jean Lucas
Anny Duperey ... Christine Martin
Michel Aumont ... Paul Martin
Stéphane Bierry Stéphane Bierry ... Tristan Martin
Jean-Jacques Scheffer Jean-Jacques Scheffer ... Ralph
Philippe Khorsand ... Milan
Roland Blanche Roland Blanche ... Jeannot
Jacques Frantz ... Verdier
Maurice Barrier ... Raffart
Charlotte Maury-Sentier Charlotte Maury-Sentier ... Mme Raffart
Gisèle Pascal ... Louise
Patrick Blondel Patrick Blondel ... Stéphane
Florence Moreau Florence Moreau ... Michèle
Patrice Melennec Patrice Melennec ... Patron Star-Treck
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Unable to find her runaway son, a woman deceives two of her ex-lovers from her youth, a mild-mannered teacher and a tough journalist, that each is the real father in order to obtain their help. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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Together again...

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Comedy | Crime

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Francis Veber: [François Pignon] features a likeable idiot called François Pignon. See more »

Connections

Remade as Daddy, Father and Papa (1991) See more »

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Oh, Pere
3 March 2004 | by writers_reignSee all my reviews

If the ability to take the mundane and put topspin on it is not one of the criteria for genius perhaps it should be. Frank Loesser for example could and did write love songs about 1) a dripping tap and 2)a term used by professional gamblers to describe an easy mark and ANOTHER Frank, Francis Veber can take the most hackneyed plot and spin a glorious web out of it. One tends to lose count of the times a woman has told several men that they fathered her child - Buona Sera, Mrs Campbell, for one. Patrice Leconte put spin on Veber with his 50 - 50 Chance in which the child (Vanessa Paradis) seeks out her two possible fathers (Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo) only to involve them all in gang-wars. Here Veber brings together a pragmatic journalist and a milquetoast teacher and throws in everything except the kitchen sink. It never lets up on the thrills or the laffs and the playing is excellent. 9/10


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 March 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The ComDads See more »

Filming Locations:

Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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