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Michel Vaillant (2003)

Fearless racer Michel Vaillant attempts to win "24 Hours of Le Mans", the famous highly challenging and prestigious annual endurance race that lasts one whole day.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sagamore Stévenin ... Michel Vaillant
Peter Youngblood Hills ... Steve Warson
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Henri Vaillant
Diane Kruger ... Julie Wood
Béatrice Agenin Béatrice Agenin ... Élisabeth Vaillant
Lisa Barbuscia ... Ruth Wong
Philippe Bas Philippe Bas ... Jean-Pierre Vaillant
Stefano Cassetti ... Giulio Cavallo
Philippe Lellouche ... José
François Levantal François Levantal ... Bob Cramer
Agathe de La Boulaye ... Gabrielle Spangenberg
Stéphane Metzger Stéphane Metzger ... Dan Hawkins
Scott Thrun Scott Thrun ... David Dougherty
Gary Cowan Gary Cowan ... Payntor
Lisa Couvelaire Lisa Couvelaire ... Natasha
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Fearless racer Michel Vaillant attempts to win "24 Hours of Le Mans", the famous highly challenging and prestigious annual endurance race that lasts one whole day.

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

19 November 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

24 Horas al Límite: Velocidad Extrema. La leyenda de Michel Vaillant See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR22,900,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,463,092
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Dolby Digital EX | DTS-ES

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character Michael Vaillant started in 1957 as a series of comics by French author Jean Graton, later continued by his son Philippe Graton. It was also adapted into television series and several animated pictures. See more »

Goofs

When David crashes, the side window on the driver's side is smashed. Just before the car explodes, the window can be seen intact. See more »

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Referenced in Caché (2005) See more »

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Le Grand Défi
3 October 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Considering all the disasters when comic books are turned into movies,this one is not a complete failure .The beginning (Mrs Vaillant's nightmare) was taken from "Le 13 Est Au Départ"and all those who read the comics (Jean Graton created his character in "Tintin" in 1957)will like the Vaillant 's desirable mansion,their Moulinsart (Marlinspike) ,La Jonquière .Julie Wood appears but she is not Steve Warson's fiancée ;so does Gabrielle who is Yves 's wife (Yves who appeared very early in the series -"Route De Nuit" - is absent) in the comics .

When they made a TV miniseries (13 episodes) in the sixties,they hired a professional racing driver (Henri Grandsire ,who sadly did not resemble Michel);here we have Sagamore Stevenin (Jean -François 's son)and Diane Kruger ,whose Julie is not a motocross star but a racer too;it takes a lot of imagination to believe they belong to the racing circuits;as for poor Steve Warson ,the actor does not look like the part ,being too short,too gentle ;this character was an orphan ,which explains he was a loudmouth when he met the hero who enjoyed a big family (Michel's parents,his brother Jean Pierre and sister-in-law Agnès who have got a daughter unknown to the readers!,all of whom appear);on the other hand ,Michel is not a married man -his wife Françoise is not in the movie- and he seems in love with Julie);as an user pointed out,what a mix-up! The screenplay is just 0K,the villains are essentially girls (the Leaders' daughter) and there are two nice songs (both of them in English) over the final cast and credits;two languages are used(French and American English),which shows respect for the audience ;incidentally,most of the swearwords are in English!


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