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San Antonio (2004)

While a terrorist epidemy strikes the world leaders, the commissaire San-Antonio and his partner, the lieutenant Bérurier, have to escort the French ambassador in a British hotel. But after... See full summary »

Writers:

Frédéric Dard (novels) (as San-Antonio), Laurent Touil-Tartour
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Lanvin ... Antoine San-Antonio
Gérard Depardieu ... Lieutenant Alexandre-Benoît Bérurier
Lucy Harrison Lucy Harrison ... La masseuse
Patrick Médioni Patrick Médioni ... Van Gogh
Valeria Golino ... L'Italienne / The Italian woman
Marc Faure Marc Faure ... Son Excellence
Michèle Bernier ... Berthe Bérurier
Marie-Thérèse Arène Marie-Thérèse Arène ... Félicie
Bill Barclay Bill Barclay ... L'Écossais
Nick Hobbs ... Lord Kensington
Michel Galabru ... Achille, le chef de la police (chief of police)
Vanessa Guedj ... La soubrette
Robert Hossein ... Le ministre de l'intérieur / The Minister
Guilhem Pellegrin Guilhem Pellegrin ... Le secrétaire de l'Elysée
Jérémie Renier ... Toinet San-Antonio (San-Antonio's son)
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Storyline

While a terrorist epidemy strikes the world leaders, the commissaire San-Antonio and his partner, the lieutenant Bérurier, have to escort the French ambassador in a British hotel. But after a negligence of Bérurier (one more little sex affair...), San-Antonio witnessed, helpless, to the ambassador's abduction, organized by a gorgeous Italian girl. Back to Paris, San-Antonio is dismissed by the police chief, Achille Hachille. A real godsend for Bérurier, who get promoted... But soon, the situation degenerates, when the president of the Republic mysteriously disappears. Immediate reaction from Police Minister : San-Antonio is the only one who can save the day. He has 48 hours and a secret squad to find the president. At the Elysée, San-Antonio finds Bérurier, the official investigator. But now, it's every man for himself : who will be the first to find the President ? There are multiple trails: terrorists, unscrupulous banks, international dealers, dishonest politicians, pretty woman ... Written by Sylvain Larue

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Action | Comedy

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Official Sites:

Pathé [France]

Country:

France | Italy | UK

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

21 July 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

San-Antonio See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$249,388 (France), 30 July 2004
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The books are among the biggest French best-sellers and Frédéric Dard wrote nearly 200 novels about the cop between 1949 and 2001 (his death). Now, his son Patrice Dard continues his work. See more »

Goofs

Around 00:23:13, San-Antonio is holding his gun with two hands. On the next shot, he's holding it with one hand. See more »

Connections

Follows San-Antonio ne pense qu'à ça (1981) See more »

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a lot to think about while watching,a lot to watch while thinking !!!
27 July 2006 | by torrettaSee all my reviews

I really like movies like this I guess I better explain my opinion...

In this movie I saw : - action - fun - surprise - a great plot - guns/explosions - fast cars/pretty girls - good actors

that's why this is much better than most American action movies !

it's such an improved 007 movie. there's a lot to think about while watching and there's a lot to watch while u think !!!

people who criticize movies like this better try to understand why they are unable to appreciate it.

It's a huge problem of taste skill,many people are not able to love a good movie anymore

many other action movies are as "original" and "tasty" as a Mac Donalds hamburger is...San Antonio is a real meal,different tastes,maybe you will not like all of them separate from the others,but you will definitely appreciate the whole thing !

:-)

take care

Matt


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