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Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008)

Astérix aux jeux olympiques (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 13 June 2008 (USA)
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Astérix and Obélix compete at the Olympics in order to help their friend Lovesix marry Princess Irina. Brutus also tries to win the game with his own team and get rid of his father Julius Caesar.

Writers:

René Goscinny (comic book), Albert Uderzo (comic book) | 7 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Obélix
Clovis Cornillac ... Astérix
Benoît Poelvoorde ... Brutus
Alain Delon ... Jules Cesar
Vanessa Hessler ... Princesse Irina
Franck Dubosc ... Assurancetourix
José Garcia ... Couverdepus
Stéphane Rousseau ... Alafolix
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Panoramix
Elie Semoun ... Omega
Alexandre Astier ... Mordicus
Santiago Segura ... Docteurmabus
Michael Herbig ... Pasunmotdeplus (as Michael Bully Herbig)
Bouli Lanners ... Samagas
Jérôme Le Banner Jérôme Le Banner ... Claudius Cornedurus (as Jerôme Le Banner)
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Astérix and Obélix compete at the Olympics in order to help their friend Lovesix marry Princess Irina. Brutus also tries to win the game with his own team and get rid of his father Julius Caesar.

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Trivia

Pierre Tchernia, the narrator, had done narration for the animated feature "Asterix et Cleopatre" and happened to be one of the greatest fans of the Asterix works and a personal friend of creators René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. Uderzo, who loved drawing characters as caricatures of real people, used Tchernia's likeness in five Asterix stories. See more »

Goofs

Pasunmotdeplus is a mute because Brutus cut out his tongue. Yet in the scene where it first looks like he's singing 'O solo mio', you can clearly see his tongue. See more »

Connections

References Creezy (1974) See more »

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Funk Machine (Astérix Funk)
Performed by Big Ali and Loïs Andréa
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Really bad movie
28 February 2008 | by jeannie-longoSee all my reviews

I used to read the adventures of Asterix when I was younger, and I was always delighted. But, watching this movie made me think differently: has the little 'Gaullois' village given up? the movie seems only made to guarantee commercial success: many famous people (many of whom are known only in France, plus some guest stars), special effects, big marketing, etc... But, in the end, the jokes are not very good, the special effects are sometime ridiculous, the plot is far fetched and the frequent appearance of guest stars doesn't manage to fill this rather empty movie (in fact, it ended getting on my nerves).

I don't know if children will find this movie funny, but it's really difficult for anybody without 'laughing potion' to take real pleasure here. Too bad for Benoit Poolevoerde, who has done his best to save the Titanicus!


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France | Germany | Spain | Italy | Belgium

Language:

French | Portuguese

Release Date:

13 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

EUR78,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$131,856,927
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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