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La Classe américaine (1993)

George Abitbol, "the Most Classy Man on Earth", dies sputtering his famous last words: "cr*ppy world!" What the heck did he mean? Reporters Steven, Peter and Dave investigate. La Classe ... See full summary »
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Complete credited cast:
Lionel Abelanski ... Dubbed voice (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lauren Bacall ... Christelle (archive footage)
Martin Balsam ... Callaghan (archive footage)
Ned Beatty ... Frederic (archive footage)
Jean-Eric Bielle Jean-Eric Bielle ... Dubbed Voice (voice)
Jacqueline Bisset ... La femme de l'hélicoptère (archive footage)
Ernest Borgnine ... Ernest (archive footage)
Walter Brennan ... Stumpy (archive footage)
Charles Bronson ... Chef (archive footage)
Marc Cassot ... José / Yves / Orson Welles / Jacques / Ernest / Le patron du journal (voice)
Alain Chabat ... Dubbed Voice (voice)
Yvonne De Carlo ... La femme de l'acteur (archive footage)
Christine Delaroche Christine Delaroche ... Dubbed Voice (voice)
Angie Dickinson ... Jaqueline (archive footage)
Antonio Fargas ... Huggy (archive footage)
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George Abitbol, "the Most Classy Man on Earth", dies sputtering his famous last words: "cr*ppy world!" What the heck did he mean? Reporters Steven, Peter and Dave investigate. La Classe Américaine is a montage of scenes taken from the Warner Bros. catalog and dubbed to fit the narration of what is arguably the greatest story ever told. Written by viktor-18 <viktor_p@mail.com>

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The project started when Warner agreed to leave the French TV channel Canal+ to use its 4000-movies catalog free of charge and rights for a month (except some of them, like Clint Eastwood's ones). The directors Michel Hazanavicius et Dominique Mézerette, who already did two short movies using the same way, enjoyed very much that decision and they picked their choice amongst the whole bunch of flicks. The whole job was done in six months. See more »

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Edited from Ocean's 11 (1960) See more »

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This flim is not a flim about cyclims
27 April 2004 | by legalerienSee all my reviews

This movie could be considered as the lost "Les Nuls" movie, for they dubbed some of the characters. Also, it contains the same humour as in their own movie, "La Cité de la Peur". It's a remake of Citizen Kane, but more comedy-like (much more!) This film gathers the most famous casting ever. But they didn't play in this movie, it's just a french-dubbed archive footage, and French viewers will recognize the official voices of all actors.

The plot appears to be nonsense : George dies because of an accident caused by a storm, but apparently someone tried to kill him ; Orson Welles interrupts the story to complain about plagiarism then get shot. But it doesn't really matter : You just have to enjoy the funny scenes one after another. The very humour of this film comes from the french script. Could you imagine Henry Fonda say "it's easy to call people gay because two men live together in a ranch and they wear leather trousers"? Well, it happened.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 December 1993 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Le grand détournement See more »

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Dune, Canal+ See more »
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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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