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Astérix et le coup du menhir (1989)

The druid is accidentally hit by a menhir thrown by Obelix and loses his mind and memory.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Carel ...
Astérix (voice)
Pierre Tornade ...
Obélix (voice)
Henri Labussière ...
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Le devin Prolix (voice)
Henri Poirier ...
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Bonnemine (voice)
Roger Lumont ...
Le centurion (voice)
Patrick Préjean ...
Optione (voice)
Edgar Givry ...
Assurancetourix (voice)
Jean-Jacques Cramier ...
Assurancetourix (singing voice)
Yves Barsacq ...
Ordralfabétix (voice)
Gérard Croce ...
Décurion (voice)
Jean Francois Aupied ...
(voice) (as Jean-François Aupied)
Christine Aurel ...
(voice)
Paul Bisciglia ...
Agecanonix (voice)
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When the druid Panoramix is attacked by some roman soldiers, Obelix drives them away by throwing a menhir on them - which accidentally hits Panoramix. After this the druid has lost his memory and can not remember the formula of his magic potions, especially the one which gives superhuman strength. Written by Michael Zink

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The Gauls without the magic potion?! By Toutatis!


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15 November 1989 (USA)  »

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Asteriks i velika bitka  »

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There are two English dubs of this film. An American version and a British version. As if 2014, the British version has not been released on DVD. Only the American version is available in the UK. See more »

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Obelix: [from the American dub, after a legionary has been blown up like a balloon by an experimental potion] I thought the Romans were going to cut down on inflation.
Asterix: Promises, promises.
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Followed by Astérix: Le domaine des dieux (2014) See more »

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Performed by Budapest States Orchestra
Conducted by Michel Colombier
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Fitting Voices ranks with Asterix in Britain
20 May 2011 | by (Novelist of The Final Version) – See all my reviews

A mixed adaptation of both Asterix and the Big Fight and Asterix and the Soothsayer. The arrival of a mysterious soothsayer test the beliefs of the village as Getafix loses his memory and more magic potion can't be made without him to stop the invading Romans.

As a fan of Asterix this ranks with Asterix in Britain, certainly in terms of the balance of good animation, story and fun. Despite the musical number it's a very good outing. Voices include Andrew Sachs, Ron Moody and Brian Brian Blessed to name a few.

Many complain about the voices of English VHS version, Bill Oddie as Asterix and Bernard Bresslaw as Obelix, I actually think they are perfect in tone, capturing the humour and rapport. They are the epitome of what I'd expect those characters to sound like. So much so I was disappointed with the release of DVD box set not containing the aforementioned. It's down to personal taste I suppose.

One of the most Asterix rounded adventures that the follow ups Asterix Conquers America (1994) and Asterix and the Vikings (2006) and have failed to equal or surpass.

Asterix and the Big Fight is fantastic family fun.


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