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Dressed as a clown, the clever rascal Grimm holds up the most secure bank of Montreal and takes 30 hostages. While confusing and ridiculing the police with his strange behavior, he calmly ... See full summary »

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Alexandre Arcady

Writers:

Alexandre Arcady, Jay Cronley (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Grimm
Kim Cattrall ... Lise
Guy Marchand ... Georges
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Simon Labrosse
Jacques Villeret ... Jeremie (Chauffeur de Taxi)
Jean-Claude de Goros Jean-Claude de Goros ... Inspecteur Fox
Tex Konig Tex Konig ... Lasky
Raymond Aquilon Raymond Aquilon ... Frankie (Le Gardien)
Georges Carrère Georges Carrère ... Directeur de Banque
Yvan Ponton ... Tremplin
Guy Provost ... Le Maire
Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge ... Enfant au Lapin
Richard Niquette ... Otage (4 Enfants)
Yves Jacques ... Otage 400 S
Sophie Stanke Sophie Stanke ... Infirmiere
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Storyline

Dressed as a clown, the clever rascal Grimm holds up the most secure bank of Montreal and takes 30 hostages. While confusing and ridiculing the police with his strange behavior, he calmly manages to rid the bank of a fortune. But then an unsatisfied companion arouses trouble... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Comedy | Crime

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Country:

France | Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

23 October 1985 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Asalto al banco de Montreal See more »

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Budget:

CAD 8,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Quick Change (1990) was not actually the first but the second filmed adaptation of Jay Cronley's source comic-novel "Quick Change". That movie was made and released five years after the first, Hold-Up (1985), starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Kim Cattrall, which had first debuted in 1985. Geena Davis played the Cattrall part in Quick Change (1990). See more »

Goofs

The airline operating the flight from Montreal to Paris is first shown as the fictional "TA" airline, as seen on the ticket folders or air sickness bag held by some characters and on the display board above the gate (which shows the flight number as "TA 403"). However, a P.A. announcement repeatedly refers to the same flight as "Air Canada flight 403". The airport scene concludes with the captain's announcement welcoming passengers aboard Air Canada followed by shots of an Air Canada Boeing 747 taking off. See more »

Connections

References La Strada (1954) See more »

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Quick Change
Written and Performed by Serge Franklin Et Son Ensemble
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Just a great movie...
17 April 2001 | by a78See all my reviews

I like French movies generally, but this one is really great! The plot is unique enough, you just wonder, what`s going on next. Belmondo (plays the main character) is one of my most favourite actors at all. He`s funny and sympathique. And Kim Cattrall is very, very sexy... There are movies I can see over and over. Hold-Up is one of them!


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