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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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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

When the silver Peugeot is being driven parallel to the rogue Ferris wheel, the main character is seen honking the horn by hammering on the centre of the steering wheel. This model of car's horn is on the end of the indicator stalk, not on the wheel itself. See more »

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References The Usual Suspects (1995) See more »

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Fun action adventure comedy
7 May 2002 | by Rene-6See all my reviews

This movie is better than one thought. Does anybody remember the great 70ies movies with Louis De Funès ? This one is in the same spirit with goofy comic-like characters and a taste of adventure. It is set in France and in Africa. Everybody is funnily over acting and the movie has one of the dumbest (and funniest) endings in recent movie history. Give it a try !


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