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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 00:23:04, the Italian woman is holding her gun with her hand around her wrist. On the next shot, her hand is in the middle of her forearm. On the next shot, she's holding her gun with two hands. See more »

Connections

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

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Excellent !
18 June 2006 | by LeMauditSee all my reviews

this is a fair adaptation of Frederic Dard's novels, most certainly beyond the understanding of a foreigner without a deep knowledge of the French culture. Too bad for them, but very good for an avid San-Antonio reader that want to put some pictures on typical characters found in the books.

Don't even think to compare San-Antonio with James Bond. San-Antonio is the archetype of a rude and sexual obsessed French macho, not your usual Jaaaames. He is just like that in the books, no need to adapt the character to be politically correct for all cultures and viewers. Read the books first, that will help to understand what all this is about.

9/10 for a lot of fun while watching this movie. Please watch it in Widescreen, and in French; subtitles are your friends.


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