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Money Money Money (1972)

L'aventure, c'est l'aventure (original title)
When they realize the times are changing, five crooks decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions. Among their hostages are singer Johnny Hallyday and an ambassador in ... See full summary »

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Claude Lelouch

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Claude Lelouch, Pierre Uytterhoeven (collaborator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lino Ventura ... Lino Massaro
Jacques Brel ... Jacques
Charles Denner ... Simon Duroc
Johnny Hallyday ... Johnny Hallyday
Charles Gérard Charles Gérard ... Charlot
Aldo Maccione ... Aldo
Nicole Courcel ... Nicole
Yves Robert ... L'avocat de la défense
André Falcon André Falcon ... L'ambassadeur
Juan Luis Buñuel Juan Luis Buñuel ... Ernesto Juarez (as Jean-Louis Bunuel)
Gordon Heath Gordon Heath ... Le général africain
Prudence Harrington Prudence Harrington ... La femme de l'ambassadeur (as Prudence Harington)
Maddly Bamy Maddly Bamy ... Antigia Girl (as Madly Bamy)
Sophie Boudet Sophie Boudet ... Antigua Girl
Annie Ho Annie Ho ... Antigua Girl (as Any Hau)
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When they realize the times are changing, five crooks decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions. Among their hostages are singer Johnny Hallyday and an ambassador in Latin America. They get framed by a guerrilla leader, who had been kidnapped by them before, and while being tried the French Government decides to let them flee to Africa where they get on with the same old game. Written by Bernard Dionne <guero@globetrotter.net>

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What is the one thing these five rogues respect, admire and pursue even more than women? See more »


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France | Italy

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Release Date:

4 May 1972 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Money Money Money See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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L'aventure C'est L'aventure
Music by Francis Lai
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Very strange but enjoyable.
25 May 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"L'aventure, C'est L'aventure" (oddly titled "Money, Money, Money" in the US) is a strange film about five misfit career criminals. They all seem a bit dumb and ineffectual. However, when they band together and decide to try much higher stakes crimes, they inexplicably hit it big. So, instead of robbing their usual banks, they graduate to kidnappings and political intrigues. And, in spite of themselves, they always seem to land on their feet.

I watched this film for one main reason--Lino Ventura. And, in this regard, the movie was a huge disappointment. While Ventura might just be the coolest gangster in film history, here he is nothing like his usually self-assured persona but a bit of a bumbler hanging out with other bumblers. I certainly did NOT expect a comedy! However, after I got over this, I saw that the film, while a bit dopey here and there, is still very worth seeing. It is truly a strange but enjoyable film. Some of the laughs fall a bit flat but the film is so original and engaging that I was able to look past this.


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