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The Race (2002)

Le raid (original title)
In exchange for a sum of four million dollars that must be paid to them by Carlito, the boss of the Mafia in Saint-Denis, Tacchini, Sami, Yaya and Kader pretend to be top athletes and engage in a raid worldwide.


Djamel Bensalah




Cast overview, first billed only:
Josiane Balasko ... Madame Jo
Julien Courbey Julien Courbey ... Kader
Lorànt Deutsch Lorànt Deutsch ... Tacchini
Didier Flamand Didier Flamand ... Lino
Hélène de Fougerolles ... Léonore de Segonzac
Gérard Jugnot ... Carlito
Atmen Kelif Atmen Kelif ... Yaya (as Atmen Kélif)
Roschdy Zem ... Sami
Maurice Barthélémy ... Momo
Sacha Bourdo ... Le laveur de pare-brises
Mouss Diouf Mouss Diouf ... Capitaine ONU
Omar Sy ... Sergent ONU
Pascal Elbé ... Mathias Morin, le présentateur télé
Isaac Sharry ... L'émir du Qatar
Bing Yin Bing Yin ... Le Chinois


Four small, thuggish thugs pretend to be top athletes and embark on a RAID adventure around the world. Their mission to assassinate, for four million dollars, the captain of their team: Léonore de Segonzac, a young and wealthy heiress. "It shouldn't have been that difficult. From the nine-three to Patagonia, there was only a small step for humanity, but a giant step for them ..."

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Complete waste of time
5 April 2003 | by LeRoyMarkoSee all my reviews

This comedy stinks. I'm so happy I had FREE passes to see this one. You know the genre: let's throw in a lot of "f" word, a few stomach cramps, a few jokes about sex and there you go, we have a comedy that'll make people laugh. Well, the problem is the movie is not funny. Except maybe for a few brief scenes with the U.N. team. And even that... We just don't care for the characters. Josiane Balasko and Gérard Jugnot both have seen better days! And finally, the special effects are mediocre for this day and age. And the end is so predictable! Skip this one, by all means.

Out of 100, I gave it 63. That's good for *½ out of ****.

Seen in Toronto, during Cinéfranco, at the Canada Square Cinemas, on March 28th, 2003.

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leraid-lefilm.com (French)





Release Date:

27 March 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Büyük yarış See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office


FRF116,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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