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The Five Crazy Boys (1971)

Les bidasses en folie (original title)
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Five friends, a zany group of cut-ups, are trying to set up a pop group. But they are soon drafted into military service - and will make a hell of their sergeant's life.

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Claude Zidi
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean-Guy Fechner Jean-Guy Fechner ... Jean-Guy (as Les Charlots)
Gérard Filipelli Gérard Filipelli ... Phil (as Les Charlots)
Luis Rego Luis Rego ... Luis (as Les Charlots)
Gérard Rinaldi Gérard Rinaldi ... Gérard (as Les Charlots)
Jean Sarrus Jean Sarrus ... Jean (as Les Charlots)
Marion Game Marion Game ... Crème
Jacques Seiler Jacques Seiler ... Sergeant Bellec
Henri Leproux Henri Leproux
Aimable Aimable
Gérard Blanc Gérard Blanc ... (as Martin Circus)
Triangle Triangle ... Le groupe
Jacques Dufilho Jacques Dufilho ... Le colonel
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Five friends, a zany group of cut-ups, are trying to set up a pop group. But they are soon drafted into military service - and will make a hell of their sergeant's life.

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Comedy | Adventure | War

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 December 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Five Crazy Boys See more »

Filming Locations:

Falaise, Normandy, France

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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OK Slapstick Comedy
4 November 2006 | by moviefreakgirlSee all my reviews

Les Bidasses en Folie, a french movie from 1971, is a very short, easy to watch, slapstick hippie comedy. The gags are always very physical, and during the first half hour of movie they work and it's pretty enjoyable and funny. It' outdated and supposed to be cool, and that makes it even funnier. You laugh at how ridiculous it is. Then, the five characters go to war, and you just grow tired of watching them fall and acting stupid, even if it's still funny. The actors have some good body language, and the gags are funny, but it lacks any link of decent storyline or characters. It's just fluff, cute and sugar coated, with a positive feeling. It can leave you with a smile on your face, as some of the moments are spot on. Fortunately, it's short, because if it had 5 minutes more you'd be incredibly tired of watching this. It's not my type of humor, but it's not bad. I wouldn't recommend this, except if you have nothing else to do and only want some fluffy, 70's styled movie.


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