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Animal (1977)

L'animal (original title)
The funny misadventures of a dating duo of film stunt professionals in France.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mike Gaucher et Bruno Ferrari
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Jane Gardner
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Doris
Raymond Gérôme ...
Le comte de Saint-Prix
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La vedette féminine
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La vedette masculine
Yves Mourousi ...
Himself
Charles Gérard ...
Hyacinthe
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Le metteur en scène
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Santos, le Gitan
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Camille, le patron du bistrot
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Fechner
Aldo Maccione ...
Sergio Campanese
Jacques Alric ...
Le maître d'hôtel
Henri Attal ...
Un assistant
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Storyline

A movie about a good-for-nothing stuntman called Mike Gaucher who can't do one single job without something going wrong. His fiancée wants to kill him, the film studios don't want to give him any more work and, as King Kong for a promotion in a supermarket, he winds up destroying some display shelves. The only role he plays well is pretending not to be able to hear, speak and walk in order to get money from the government. Then along comes the "beautiful" actor called Bruno Ferrari. Supposedly a fearless stuntman, Ferrari turns out to be afraid of heights once his feet leave the ground. So a stuntman is needed to prevent a scandal. And who is the man who looks most (or exactly) like Bruno? You guessed it, good-for-nothing Mike... Written by Markus Wachenheim <markusw@geocities.com>

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Action | Comedy | Romance

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5 October 1977 (France)  »

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Animal  »

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FRF 25,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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This was Raquel Welch's final film until Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) 17 years later. See more »

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30 August 2002 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

One of the greatest films about moviemaking ever. Hundreds of extras running and fighting, a stuntman is jumping and falling down a 30 meter staircase again and again, getting hurt more and more, while the director is only worried about entertaining his leading role superstar bruno ferrari (what a name!), who's performance is getting worse and worse. And after take 15 the 1st AD whispers 'Dont you think take 1 was great, and if you want, you can mix it with take 3', and the director yells 'Okay, let's have lunch!


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