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Camping sauvage (2004)

Pierre-Louis is a successful investment broker who sees a hit and run and informs the police. As he is the only eyewitness willing to testify against the driver Jackhammer, the vicious ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy A. Lepage ... Pierre-Louis Cinq-Mars / Marcel Paquette
Sylvie Moreau ... Jackie Pigeon
Normand D'Amour ... Bruno Bédard
Benoît Girard ... Ange-Albert Pigeon
Réal Bossé ... Bouton
Stéphane F. Jacques Stéphane F. Jacques ... Barbu (as Stéphane Jacques)
Yves Pelletier ... Scratch
Emmanuel Bilodeau ... Ti-Caille
Louis Champagne ... Brake
Sylvain Larocque ... Snif
André Ducharme ... Miron
Denis Trudel ... Richard
Patric Saucier Patric Saucier ... Fabrice
Stéphane Demers ... Jean-Marc Roberge
Dominic Philie ... Marteau Pilon
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Storyline

Pierre-Louis is a successful investment broker who sees a hit and run and informs the police. As he is the only eyewitness willing to testify against the driver Jackhammer, the vicious leader of a gang of bikers, Pierre-Louis is whisked off to the witness protection program in a trailer park run by the kitschy Jackie Pigeon. A chapter of inept bikers called the Wanna-Bees also come to stay at the campground. When Pierre-Louis and Jackie are attracted to each other, Pierre-Louis is threatened by the investigating police officer, who also has designs on Jackie. Meanwhile Jackhammer is out on bail and contacts all the biker chapters to be on the lookout for the disguised Pierre-Louis. Written by Will Gilbert

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Comedy | Crime

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 July 2004 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Happy Camper See more »

Filming Locations:

Granby, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD 5,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,809,665, 6 September 2004
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Ciné-Roman Inc. See more »
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Runtime:

(Québec)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Innocent summer fun
25 July 2004 | by Herr NosferatuSee all my reviews

This film fancies itself as being a Canadian's answer to the infamous blockbuster. And, at that, it achieves what it strives for, which is to entertain without having depth, or groundbreaking features to it...

It's a funny hoot of a movie. Mainly laughing at the difference of social classes found in the french speaking province of Quebec. The tale is a simple one; a greedy, compulsively well-spoken, upper-class finance mogul is inadvertently caught up witnessing to a hit-n-run by a known and very dangerous gangster. This man is then relocated to a very kitshy Camping ground. There, he must be as inconspicuous as possible, in order not to arouse any doubts, or attract any suspicious men there.

Although a predictable premise, this movie is well constructed, with rhythmic editing, one that compares to Snatch in its crazy unexpected twists. It also has a series of references which, for the ones like myself who know of them, are interesting to pin-point.

It keeps the average story engaging enough to be enjoyable.

The main aspect making this picture a more than typical summer sweet treat is the very lively acting by all the cast. Their range is not very far and apart, and the characters they display are mostly tiresome clichés, but they are well done nonetheless, showing no pretensions or bore, and they manage cool chuckles, they also stay in character, which is unexpected.

The most fun this movie has to offer, in my opinion, is the perfect soundtrack recorded by Indo-Canadian techno genius Ramachandra Borcar, better known in Quebec as Ramasutra, or D.J. Ram. His soundtrack is, as all of his compositions are, bold, eclectic, reminiscent of older film themes. Here, he uses much more ambiance and lesser harsh tones, as opposed to his own independent work. All music being similar, they wonderfully work the actions on screen, and as I see it, they stand perfectly on their own very strong merit.

A fresh and fun Saturday night movie...


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