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Guardian Angels (1995)

Les anges gardiens (original title)
Gerard Depardieu plays a sleazy Paris nightclub owner and ex-detective who flies to Hong Kong to rescue the young son of a friend murdered by the Chinese mob. He leaves the boy in the hands... See full summary »

Director:

Jean-Marie Poiré
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Antoine Carco / Son ange gardien
Christian Clavier ... Père Hervé Tarain / Son ange gardien
Eva Grimaldi ... Regina Podium
Yves Rénier ... Yvon Radmilo dit « la pince »
Alexandre Eskimo Alexandre Eskimo ... Bao
Laurent Gendron Laurent Gendron ... Lucky
Eva Herzigova ... Tchouk Tchouk Nougat (as Eva Hertzigova)
Jean Champion Jean Champion ... Grand-père du Père Tarain
Anna Gaylor Anna Gaylor ... Mère du Père Hervé Tarain
Nathalie Sejean Nathalie Sejean ... Maryse
Jennifer Herrera Jennifer Herrera ... Luna
Dominique Marcas Dominique Marcas ... Mère Angelina
Ysé Tran Ysé Tran ... Lily Wang
Stéphanie Jaubert Stéphanie Jaubert ... Yasmina
William Miale William Miale ... Johnny
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Storyline

Gerard Depardieu plays a sleazy Paris nightclub owner and ex-detective who flies to Hong Kong to rescue the young son of a friend murdered by the Chinese mob. He leaves the boy in the hands of an earnest priest (Christian Clavier), who escorts him back to Paris. Soon Clavier and Depardieu are fighting it out, each shadowed by his good or evil guardian angel. Written by A Verdade

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Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Cantonese | Italian

Release Date:

11 October 1995 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Anjos da Guarda See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR16,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

The Hong Kong-Paris flight is said to land in Paris at 5:30AM local time. It takes-off during daylight, but with an approximate flight time of 13 1/2 hours and the time zone difference, the plane should have left Hong Kong at around 10:00PM local time (when it would have been dark). See more »

Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

German theatrical versions omitted a few shorter scenes of graphic violence to get a "Not under 12 years" rating. The VHS based on that version also misses these scenes, which include:
  • Yvon, father of Bao, gets hit by the knife thrown by the member of the triads; Bao screaming; another short scene where the knife in Yvon's back is shown.
  • The traitor who sold the passports to Yvon & Bao gets his neck broken by the triads hit man.
  • The Chinese friend of Yvon is shot by the triads hit man after being thrown through the front window of the car at the harbor.
  • The director of the bank of shanghai is strangled by the triads hit man in front of smiling Mr. Mo.
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Soundtracks

Be My Guardian Angel
Performed by Andy Chase
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User Reviews

Ok
17 March 2003 | by morphmanafSee all my reviews

Okay, the plot is a little stupid, but the movie managed to make me laugh during the whole time. The guardian angels are so funny it is unbelievable. Gérard Depardieu and Christian Clavier are simply wonderful. I recommend it if you want to laugh. Only downside is that the action scenes are a little useless, I think.


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