A tough criminal is arrested after hiding the loot from a Paris armored truck robbery. A talkative dimwit befriends him in prison and escapes with him - chased by police and his evil crime boss.

Director:

Francis Veber

Writers:

Francis Veber (screenplay, adaptation and dialogue), Serge Frydman (idea)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Quentin
Jean Reno ... Ruby
Richard Berry ... Vernet
André Dussollier ... Le psychiatre prison
Jean-Pierre Malo ... Vogel
Jean-Michel Noirey Jean-Michel Noirey ... Lambert
Laurent Gamelon ... Mauricet
Aurélien Recoing ... Rocco
Vincent Moscato ... Raffi
Ticky Holgado ... Martineau
Michel Aumont ... Nosberg
Leonor Varela ... Katia / Sandra
Loic Brabant Loic Brabant ... Jambier (as Loïc Brabant)
Arnaud Cassand Arnaud Cassand ... Bourgoin
Edgar Givry Edgar Givry ... Visinet
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Storyline

After hiding his loot and getting thrown in jail, Ruby, a brooding outlaw, encounters Quentin, a dim-witted and garrulous giant who befriends him. After Quentin botches Runy's solo escape attempt, they make a break together. Unable to shake the clumsy Quentin, Ruby is forced to take him along as he pursues his former partners in crime to avenge the death of the woman he loved and get to the money before they do. Written by johnno.r[at]xtra.co.nz

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The idiot. The killer. His idea: to be his pal.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Most of the actors and actresses n this movie appeared on previous movie from same director The Closet. See more »

Goofs

At 00:51:43, we can see the reflection of the boom microphone on the window, on the right of young men. See more »

Quotes

Quentin: Hello, I am Quentin from Montargis.
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Connections

References Blood Work (2002) See more »

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Laugh, laugh, laugh
14 September 2005 | by scrider4292See all my reviews

Well this movie is one of the greatest comedies I've ever seen. If the movie lasts 1h 20 min you'll laugh maybe 1h 20min. Gerard Depardieu and Jean Reno's (perhaps the two greatest French actors) performances are amazing. They play the part of a fool (Gerard Depardieu) and an intelligent murderer (Jean Reno). The story is also good, not too silly and not too serious. The movie isn't very long which is great too (you know comedies mustn't be too long).I strongly recommend this film for people of all ages (I'm 13 years old, i saw it with my mom and she thought the movie was great too). I had seen some French films before and they were good, I'm starting to like French films and this is not the exception.


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 October 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ruby & Quentin See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR27,440,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$91,714, 28 March 2004

Gross USA:

$312,824

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,729,359
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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