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Monsieur Gangster (1963)

Les tontons flingueurs (original title)
Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed "The Mexican". The doomed mobster talks Fernand into taking care of some criminal business and ... See full summary »

Director:

Georges Lautner

Writers:

Michel Audiard (dialogue), Georges Lautner (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lino Ventura ... Fernand Naudin
Bernard Blier ... Raoul Volfoni
Francis Blanche ... Maître Folace
Claude Rich ... Antoine Delafoy
Pierre Bertin Pierre Bertin ... Adolphe Amédée Delafoy
Robert Dalban ... Jean
Jean Lefebvre ... Paul Volfoni
Horst Frank ... Théo
Charles Regnier Charles Regnier ... Tomate
Mac Ronay Mac Ronay ... Bastien
Venantino Venantini ... Pascal
Sabine Sinjen ... Patricia
Jacques Dumesnil ... Louis le Mexicain
Yves Arcanel Yves Arcanel ... Le contremaitre de l'usine de Montauban.
Philippe Castelli Philippe Castelli ... Le tailleur
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Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed "The Mexican". The doomed mobster talks Fernand into taking care of some criminal business and looking after his soon-to-be-married daughter. When a longtime mobster heavy, Volfoni takes exception to Fernand for being an outsider, they come after Fernand who is equal to the task. He defends himself in a series of comical killings from the onslaught of the mob. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

27 November 1963 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Les Tontons Flingueurs See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Meurisse: The guy with the monocle saluting Lino Ventura at the end of the movie is Paul Meurisse, a reference to the Movie _Le Monocle noir_ also by Georges Lautner. See more »

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When punched by Lino Ventura, the wall against which Freddy falls buckles. Georges Lautner points this out in the director's commentary. See more »

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References The Black Monocle (1961) See more »

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Happy Birthday
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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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Un film "cult"
29 August 2005 | by grondin-2See all my reviews

It was one of the greatest french comedies.

Dialogs were from Michel AUDIARD, but you must listen them in French.

It's theses dialogs which have made the notoriety of this movie. Five great actors are these "Monsieur GANGSTER" (Lino Ventura, Francis Blanche, Robert Dalban, Bernard Blier and Jean Lefebvre).

The greatest scene is when these five gangsters are drinking alcohol in the kitchen.

It's one of the funniest movies I've seen. If you don't speak french, it's more difficult to understand dialogs because translation is often different that original language.

Forty year later, I love always this film "cult".

Excuse me for my poor English.


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