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Les couloirs du temps: Les visiteurs II (1998)

Knight Godefroy has to return to our time from 1023 to get back the sacred jewels that Jacquouille has taken to the 20th century.

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Jean-Marie Poiré
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Clavier ... Jacquouille la Fripouille / Jacques-Henri Jacquard / Prosper le Purineur / Jacouillet
Jean Reno ... Comte Godefroy de Montmirail, dit Godefroy le Hardi
Muriel Robin ... Frénégonde / Béatrice
Marie-Anne Chazel ... Ginette
Jean-Luc Caron Jean-Luc Caron ... Ganelon
Patrick Burgel Patrick Burgel ... Duc Fulbert
Eric Averlant Eric Averlant ... Brother Raoul
Armelle Armelle ... Pétronille
Pierre Vial Pierre Vial ... Eusaebe / Monsieur Ferdinand
Franck-Olivier Bonnet Franck-Olivier Bonnet ... Boniface
Philippe Morier-Genoud Philippe Morier-Genoud ... Frère Ponce
Philippe Nahon ... Le gérant du supermarché
Christian Bujeau ... Jean-Pierre
Olivier Claverie Olivier Claverie ... Le médecin
Olga Sékulic Olga Sékulic ... Hilda
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Storyline

The sequel to The Visitors reunites us with those lovable ruffians from the French Medieval ages who - through magic - are transported into the present, with often drastic consequences. Godefroy de Montmirail travels to today to recover the missing family jewels and a sacred relic, guarantor of his wife-to-be's fertility. The confrontation between Godefroy's repellent servant Jack the Crack and his descendent, the effete Jacquart, present-day owner of the chateau, further complicates the matter. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Taglines:

Ils reviennent!

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les couloirs du temps See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF 140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$68,316, 29 March 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$146,072, 5 April 1998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,000,000, 22 February 1998
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Valérie Lemercier did not reprise her role because she thought it was way too similar to the first movie and she "did not want to do the same thing twice." She also found the scenario very bad. See more »

Goofs

Reflected in Jean-Pierre's car at the wedding. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Jacquouille la Fripouille: OKKKKKKKKKK! OKKKKKKKKKK!
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Various takes and outtakes are shown during the credits. See more »

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User Reviews

 
Enjoyable sequel
19 February 2005 | by sarastro7See all my reviews

Les Visiteurs (1993) is probably my favorite French movie; I've watched it loads of times and I think the entertainment value is through the roof. It's a movie that does nothing wrong, and I have awarded it a coveted "10" rating.

It was only a month ago that I learned of the existence of the somewhat low-profile 1998 sequel, Couloirs du Temp. I scrambled to find it, and now I have. I was afraid it might be terrible (as most of the few user comments here are certainly pretty hard on it), but to my delight it was pretty damn good. Of course not in league with the original, and several plot points were rather contrived, and a number of the gags went a bit out of hand, but overall I had a great time watching it. There were lots of laughs, lots of crazy situations, and lots of really good ideas. This sequel afforded us the chance to get to know Cousin Hube's side of the family, which I thought was brilliant. I think most of the inspiration and fun from the first movie were excellently maintained here, and I was impressed with the substance and complexity of the story. And I loved the way the soundtrack riffed the "Back To The Future" theme!

I almost want to rate this sequel an "8", but several factors contribute to its ending up a "7". Some of the plot developments weren't great, and the end in particular seemed to just complicate matters unnecessarily, while not being especially intriguing.

Probably the single biggest thing that was wrong with this movie was that Hube's fiancée was played by a different actress than in the first movie. This was a real shame, I thought.

Thus, a 7 out of 10 rating, but an entertaining and hilarious movie none the less! Absolutely recommended for fans of the original.


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