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The Wise Guys (1965)

Les grandes gueules (original title)
G | | Action, Crime, Drama | June 1969 (USA)
An ex-con with ulterior motives convinces the struggling inheritor of a sawmill to use convicts as affordable lumberjacks.

Director:

Robert Enrico

Writers:

Robert Enrico (adaptation), José Giovanni (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bourvil ... Hector Valentin
Lino Ventura ... Laurent
Marie Dubois ... Jackie Keller
Jess Hahn ... Nénesse
Jean-Claude Rolland Jean-Claude Rolland ... Mick
Hénia Suchar Hénia Suchar ... Christiane
Reine Courtois Reine Courtois ... Yvonne Didier
Nick Stephanini Nick Stephanini ... Lucien Therraz
Roger Jacquet ... Capester
Marc Eyraud Marc Eyraud ... L'éducateur
François Vibert François Vibert ... Keller
Mick Besson Mick Besson ... Raoul
Michel Charrel Michel Charrel ... Cuirzepas
Michel Constantin ... Skida
Paul Crauchet ... Pélissier
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An ex-con with ulterior motives convinces the struggling inheritor of a sawmill to use convicts as affordable lumberjacks.

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The Tall Trees Couldn't Hide...The Innermost Secrets of These Strange Men and Their Women!

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Written and Performed by François de Roubaix Et Orchestre
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Friendship and Love and Good Guys vs Bad Guys and more
21 June 2005 | by jfrrrr_7777See all my reviews

I saw the movie for the first time when I was 22. Since then I've seen it at least a dozen times -- over a period of over 20 years, every time I find new things in it: friendship and love and "life is not fair" and there is nothing we can do about it except try to do our best. + 2 marvelous actors who, alone, a worth seeing the movie... Lino Ventura, as usual, a very forceful personality, and Bourvil, for once, is not in a comic capacity, two people from worlds apart and yet they come to form this unexpected and unlikely friendship because ultimately, they are the Good Guys in a world full with "model citizens" performing dirty tricks. The film is dynamic, it leaves you breathless


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Country:

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Language:

French

Release Date:

June 1969 (USA) See more »

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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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