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Asterix and the Big Fight (1989)

Astérix et le coup du menhir (original title)
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The druid is accidentally hit by a menhir thrown by Obelix and loses his mind and memory.

Director:

Philippe Grimond

Writers:

René Goscinny (comic), Albert Uderzo (comic) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Carel ... Astérix / Idefix (voice)
Pierre Tornade ... Obélix (voice)
Henri Labussière Henri Labussière ... Panoramix, le druide (voice)
Julien Guiomar ... Le devin Prolix (voice)
Henri Poirier ... Abraracourcix - Le chef du village (voice)
Marie-Anne Chazel ... Bonnemine (voice)
Roger Lumont Roger Lumont ... Le centurion (voice)
Patrick Préjean Patrick Préjean ... Optione (voice)
Edgar Givry Edgar Givry ... Assurancetourix (voice)
Jean-Jacques Cramier Jean-Jacques Cramier ... Assurancetourix (singing voice)
Yves Barsacq ... Ordralfabétix (voice)
Gérard Croce Gérard Croce ... Décurion (voice)
Jean Francois Aupied Jean Francois Aupied ... (voice) (as Jean-François Aupied)
Christine Aurel Christine Aurel ... (voice)
Paul Bisciglia Paul Bisciglia ... Agecanonix (voice)
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Storyline

When the druid Panoramix is attacked by some roman soldiers, Obelix drives them away by throwing a menhir on them - which accidentally hits Panoramix. After this the druid has lost his memory and can not remember the formula of his magic potions, especially the one which gives superhuman strength. Written by Michael Zink

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The Gauls without the magic potion?! By Toutatis!


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Despite the film's title, only a minor section of "Asterix and the Big Fight" features in the plot (specifically, Getafix's amnesia). See more »

Quotes

Obelix: [from the American dub, after a legionary has been blown up like a balloon by an experimental potion] I thought the Romans were going to cut down on inflation.
Asterix: Promises, promises.
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Alternate Versions

As a bonus feature for the German DVD release, each Asterix film was given a new dubbing in a German dialect. This film was dubbed in Kölsch (dialect spoken in Cologne). See more »

Connections

Follows Asterix in Britain (1986) See more »

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Performed by Budapest States Orchestra
Conducted by Michel Colombier
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Fitting Voices ranks with Asterix in Britain
20 May 2011 | by amesmondeSee all my reviews

A mixed adaptation of both Asterix and the Big Fight and Asterix and the Soothsayer. The arrival of a mysterious soothsayer test the beliefs of the village as Getafix loses his memory and more magic potion can't be made without him to stop the invading Romans.

As a fan of Asterix this ranks with Asterix in Britain, certainly in terms of the balance of good animation, story and fun. Despite the musical number it's a very good outing. Voices include Andrew Sachs, Ron Moody and Brian Brian Blessed to name a few.

Many complain about the voices of English VHS version, Bill Oddie as Asterix and Bernard Bresslaw as Obelix, I actually think they are perfect in tone, capturing the humour and rapport. They are the epitome of what I'd expect those characters to sound like. So much so I was disappointed with the release of DVD box set not containing the aforementioned. It's down to personal taste I suppose.

One of the most Asterix rounded adventures that the follow ups Asterix Conquers America (1994) and Asterix and the Vikings (2006) and have failed to equal or surpass.

Asterix and the Big Fight is fantastic family fun.


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Country:

France | West Germany

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

10 August 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby SR

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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