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1 March 1989 (France) See more »
They are the best friends of the world. Five friends who shared everything: may 68, hippies years, the rock and their love for Bernadette... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Gérard Lanvin ... Richard Chappoteaux

Christian Clavier ... Jean-Michel Tuilier

Jean-Pierre Bacri ... Guido, Eric Guidolini
Philippe Khorsand ... Antoine Jobert

Louise Portal ... Bernadette Legranbois

Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Dany, Daniel Peccoud

Marie-Anne Chazel ... Anne

Elisabeth Margoni ... Monique

Jacques François ... M. Thillet
Didier Kaminka ... Le patient d'Anne
Michel Such ... Le gendarme
Stéphane Legros
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Abensour
Catherine Balbeur
Pierre Belot ... Le surveillant général
Jérôme Berthoud ... Fétuchino
Micheline Bourday
Jean-Philippe Bèche ... David
Sandrine Caron
Yohanna Dahan
Philippe Dehesdin
Max Delor
Marie-France Duhoux ... Sabine
Cyril Gabrial
Yves Gabrielli
Jérôme Garcia
Mateo Guez (as Mathieu Guez)
Yolanda Jilot ... Carole (as Yolande Gilot)
Naël Kervoas ... Manuela
Pacôme Lagneau
Thierry Liagre
Thomas Melanie
Marie-Thérèse Orain
Didier Pain ... Lou Bill Baker
Yvette Petit
Guy Saint-Jean ... L'employé Olympia
Hervé Truffaut
Yann Zenou ... Martin

Directed by
Jean-Marie Poiré 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Christian Clavier  writer
Jean-Marie Poiré  writer

Produced by
Bernard Artigues .... producer
Hervé Truffaut .... executive producer
Original Music by
Michel Goglat 
Cinematography by
Claude Agostini 
Film Editing by
Michelle David  (as Michèle David)
Catherine Kelber 
Adeline Yoyotte  (as Adeline Yoyotte-Husson)
Casting by
Françoise Menidrey 
Production Design by
Hugues Tissandier 
Costume Design by
Martine Rapin 
Makeup Department
Muriel Baurens .... key makeup artist
Chantal Durpoix .... key hair stylist
Nathalie Fustin .... trainee hair stylist
Isabelle Gamsohn .... key hair stylist (as Isabelle Gamsohn Pizon)
Catherine Vrignaud .... makeup artist
Production Management
Catherine Adart .... post-production manager
Philippe Desmoulins .... production manager
Simon Dussaud .... unit manager
Roland Godard .... assistant unit manager
Alain L'Eveillé .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pierre de Rivière .... second assistant director
Jacques Ollivier .... trainee assistant director
Michel Such .... first assistant director
Art Department
Philippe Auclaire .... construction coordinator
Franck Benezech .... assistant art director
Hubert Devinck .... property master
Stéphane Makedonsky .... set dresser
Michel Risse .... carpenter
Gedeon Rudrauf .... painter
Christophe Thiollier .... trainee set decorator
Sound Department
Michel Barlier .... post-synchronization
Jocelyne Cartier-Stern .... sound assistant
Luigi De Angelis .... assistant sound editor
Jean Gargonne .... sound editor
Jack Jullian .... sound (as Jacques Jullian)
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... foley artist
Jean-Paul Loublier .... sound mixer
Jacques Lévy .... dialogue editor
Guy Maillet .... sound assistant
Mario Melchiorri .... assistant foley editor (as Mario Melchiori)
Florence Ricard .... sound assistant
André Rigaut .... sound assistant
Jean-Bernard Thomasson .... sound engineer
Jean Umansky .... sound engineer
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunts
Gilles Conseil .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
François Amado .... camera operator
Jean-Marc Bringuier .... steadicam operator (as Jean Marc Bringuier)
Bruno Dubet .... key grip
Alain Ducousset .... first assistant camera
Jean-Claude Gage .... gaffer
Jean-Pierre Hervé .... second assistant camera
Dominique Maestracci .... still photographer
Pascal Naudin .... electrician
Alain Salmon .... grip
Richard Vidal .... electrician
Yorgo Voyagis .... grip
Casting Department
Michèle Tollemer .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elsa Soustre .... costumer
Marie-Noëlle Van Meerbeeck .... costume trainee
Editorial Department
François Chilowicz .... assistant editor
Christine Grenet .... assistant editor
Edith Vassard .... assistant editor
Other crew
Nicole Cavillon .... production administrator
Marie-José Di Tullio .... press attache
Anne-Marie Garcia .... script supervisor
Bénédicte Lebert .... assistant press attache
Laurence Mercier .... production secretary
Robert Polonia .... groupman

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Also Known As:
"My Best Pals" - USA (review title)
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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Reeling in the years, 25 March 2002
Author: taylor9885 ( from Ottawa, Canada

Jean-Marie Poire gave us the immortal Le Pere Noel est une ordure, for which we are forever in his debt. This is a less inspired (less wickedly satirical) film about five men and a girl whose lives we follow from the 60's to the 80's. The Big Chill comes to mind, owing to the socio-political commentary that runs throughout.

Louise Portal plays the rock singer who had the drive and talent to succeed in the big time when her bandmates were content to raise hell in left-wing agitprop sessions in factories, cafes, etc. She's a staple in Quebec films and TV; it was good to see her versatility. Gerard Lanvin has the Kevin Kline part: wife, kids, who needs the aggravation of adolescent angst relived. Jean-Pierre Darroussin is great as the aging hippy who seems a little brain-damaged. Jean-Pierre Bacri is one of my favorite actors; here he is a gay man who just can't get his emotional life in gear, although he's making lots of money shooting commercials.

Lou Reed's Walk on the Wild Side has been used often enough in soundtracks; here it's very apt, as Bacri's motif. All the songs were well chosen.

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