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L'opération Corned Beef (1991)

Squale, an ace spy, is called back from South America to carry out a tough operation. Goal: dismantle an international arms traffic masterminded by an important French government official. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jean-Jacques Granianski
... Squale
... Lieutenant Isabelle Fourreau / Marilyn
... Marie-Laurence Granianski
... Le général Masse
Mireille Rufel ... L'aspirant Garcia
Marc de Jonge ... Le consul Burger
... Le général Moulin
Jacques Sereys ... Le ministre de la Défense
Jean-Marie Cornille ... Le Sous-Secrétaire Général Adjoint Froment
André Schmit ... Zargas
Raymond Gérôme ... Ghislain Chauffereau
... Le ministre de l'Intérieur
Dan ... L'Aspirant Delphine Granger
... Georges Favart
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Squale, an ace spy, is called back from South America to carry out a tough operation. Goal: dismantle an international arms traffic masterminded by an important French government official. Squale triggers off a squall that blasts away everything in its wake: people, cars, and helicopters. The Lemercier, Clavier and Reno trio steal the thunder in this uproarious operation.

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6 February 1991 (France)  »

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Operation Corned Beef  »

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The film was released in Spain in 1994, 3 years after its original release in France due to the success of Les visiteurs (1993) in the country. See more »

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A la fin du générique est écrit "à tous ceux qui ont lu le générique jusqu'à la fin, un petit bisou!" / At the end of the credits there is a little message saying "for all credits lovers, a little kiss!" See more »

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Excellent Spy Comedy
11 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

There's no shortage of spy comedies; in fact the whole genre of spy movies (even serious ones) is constantly in danger of slipping into spoof territory. So, making a spy comedy that's "different" or refreshing in any way is not easy - yet "Operation Corned Beef" succeeds, It does so by going a different route - here, we have no silly technical gadgets, we don't have a megalomanic villain, we have neither an army of martial arts experts nor nubile young women - the comedy centers on the simple fact that even agents have a private life, and from there on hilarity ensues. While all proceedings seem rather by-the-book, the intrusion of everyday life makes even simple tasks like bugging a conversation or removing a bystander from an important scene a sysiphosian task. Highly recommended!


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