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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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Jean Graton (comic books), Philippe Graton (comic books) | 2 more credits »
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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:

€22,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,662,374 (France), 21 November 2003
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Dolby Digital EX | DTS-ES

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

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When David's car crashes, the windshield is thrown from the car. But when the car comes to rest, the windshield is back in place. And when the co-pilot gets out, he exits the car through the once again absent windshield. See more »

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Good entertainment!
17 July 2004 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

It's funny how much this movie is hated and bashed by mainly the French speaking people and critics for whom Michel Vaillant is a real icon figure, while in the rest of Europe and outside of it, this movie is regarded as a good movie! It are mainly the people who grew up with the comic books that saw and hated this movie, hence the low rating on IMDb.com. But for those who aren't familiar with the comic books this movie is a fun watching pleasure and very well worth seeing. I'm sure when the movie gets more world widely released, the rating will go up as well, something this movie really deserves.

This movie is a great example of how a movie based on a comic book should be. The movie is very stylish and uses some great camera positions and editing (even though at times the editing is very sloppy)

Granted that the story is absolutely unbelievable and dumb but in this case I had no problems or what so ever with it. Keep in mind that this movie is based on comic books, so if you expect any reality or logic, this movie might not be your kind of thing. Just sit back and enjoy and don't think too much about the story.

Of course the best things about the movie are the races. For a race lover this movie is a real must see. The races are really spectacular and should get your adrenaline flowing.

I certainly wouldn't mind seeing more Michel Vaillant movies being made!

8/10

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