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Le boulet (2002)

It is the story of two types: Moltes a criminal in prison and Reggio one of the guards. Crazy adventures happen when following a winner ticket to Africa, they competes in a rally and are chased by the Turk, a sworn enemy of Moltes.

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Alexandre Coquelle (as Matt Alexander), Manuel Delilez | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Lanvin ... Moltès
Benoît Poelvoorde ... Francis Reggio
José Garcia ... Mustapha Amel alias "Le Turc"
Djimon Hounsou ... Det. Youssouf
Rossy de Palma ... Pauline Reggio
Jean Benguigui Jean Benguigui ... Saddam
Gary Tiplady Gary Tiplady ... Le géant / The Giant
Gérard Darmon ... Kowalski
Stomy Bugsy ... Malian #1
Marco Prince Marco Prince ... Malian #2
Omar Sy ... Malian #3 (as Omar)
Nicolas Anelka ... Nicolas, the soccer player
Jacky Lambert Jacky Lambert
Renaud Rutten Renaud Rutten
Innocent Mboumgou Innocent Mboumgou
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Storyline

It is the story of two types: Moltes a criminal in prison and Reggio one of the guards. Crazy adventures happen when following a winner ticket to Africa, they competes in a rally and are chased by the Turk, a sworn enemy of Moltes.

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Fransk, fart og humor, der overhaler "Taxi" indenom![Denmark] See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some crude sexual content | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros France (French)

Country:

France | UK

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 April 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ball and Chain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,542,993 (France), 19 April 2002
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The man at the airport reading the newspaper with Moltes' picture on the back is the Production Manager, Jean-Marc Deschamps See more »

Goofs

The silver Peugeot 406 Coupe's alloy design changes from the scene in the parking garage to the moment when the car chase begins. See more »

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Not sure
14 September 2003 | by jean-noSee all my reviews

I really didn't know what to expect from this one. Actually I expected a movie like "la chèvre", "les compères" or "l'emmerdeur" : two guys unfortunately sticked one to the other for some reason... Allowing great and funny actors show. But there ?... The actors are good (but Poelvoerde is not at his best here for me), the stunts and special effects are not far from the best action films. The story is not bad. The directing is fair. But something doesn't work at all. I'm not sure of what. Too much violence ? some too-stupid-to-be-true behaviors ? Maybe. So I didn't enjoyed it completely and I won't give it more than a 5 on 10.


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