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La Florida (1993)

Not Rated | | Comedy | January 1994 (USA)
Tired of rough winters, a Quebec family buys a motel in south Florida. But life is not easy down where motels grow faster than grass. Two bigger businessmen are out to get them for invading... See full summary »

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George Mihalka

Writers:

Suzette Couture, Sylvie Pilon (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rémy Girard ... Leo
Pauline Lapointe ... Ginette
Yvan Canuel ... Pepere
Jason Blicker ... Jay Lamori
Marie-Josée Croze ... Carmen
Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge ... Cyrille
Michael Sarrazin ... Romeo Laflamme
Margot Kidder ... Vivy Lamori
Raymond Bouchard ... Big Daddy
Denis Bouchard ... Sylvain Sylvestre
Gildor Roy ... Rheal
Martin Drainville ... Rheaume Lariviere
Carmen Ferland Carmen Ferland ... Lucille
Pierre Powers Pierre Powers ... Arthur
Jacques Desrosiers Jacques Desrosiers ... Cure Caron
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Tired of rough winters, a Quebec family buys a motel in south Florida. But life is not easy down where motels grow faster than grass. Two bigger businessmen are out to get them for invading their turf. However, that is not even the beginning of their troubles... Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

January 1994 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,600,000
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Award winning Montréal blues legends Stephen Barry and Michael Brown composed and recorded the quirky background music at Montréal Sound Studio. See more »

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Beachbum Variations
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Un chef-d'oeuvre
6 March 2012 | by danieldemariaSee all my reviews

Certain Films, a select few, can change the way you see the world. These films are expressions of a collective effort that take hundreds of professional artists, technicians, engineers, and actors of the highest caliber, working towards the ultimate goal: to produce a piece of Cinema that truly touches the viewer. That makes the audience open their mind's eye and see the world around them for what it really is or what it could be. Other Directors and Writers see this film and are undoubtedly inspired to raise their own standard even higher. Having never known one could produce a work of such high quality they strive to surpass it.

This film is a marvel - charming, witty, surprising, moving, clever, and beautiful.


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