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Asterix and the Big Fight (1989)

Astérix et le coup du menhir (original title)
The druid is accidentally hit by a menhir thrown by Obelix and loses his mind and memory.

Director:

Philippe Grimond

Writers:

René Goscinny (comic), Albert Uderzo (comic) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Carel ... Astérix (voice)
Pierre Tornade ... Obélix (voice)
Henri Labussière Henri Labussière ... Panoramix, le druide (voice)
Julien Guiomar ... Le devin Prolix (voice)
Henri Poirier Henri Poirier ... Abraracourcix - Le chef du village (voice)
Marie-Anne Chazel ... Bonnemine (voice)
Roger Lumont Roger Lumont ... Le centurion (voice)
Patrick Préjean Patrick Préjean ... Optione (voice)
Edgar Givry Edgar Givry ... Assurancetourix (voice)
Jean-Jacques Cramier Jean-Jacques Cramier ... Assurancetourix (singing voice)
Yves Barsacq Yves Barsacq ... Ordralfabétix (voice)
Gérard Croce Gérard Croce ... Décurion (voice)
Jean Francois Aupied Jean Francois Aupied ... (voice) (as Jean-François Aupied)
Christine Aurel Christine Aurel ... (voice)
Paul Bisciglia Paul Bisciglia ... Agecanonix (voice)
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Storyline

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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Country:

France | West Germany

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

10 August 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asteriks i velika bitka See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the film's title, only a minor section of "Asterix and the Big Fight" features in the plot (specifically, Getafix's amnesia). See more »

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

The American version of the movie adds a narrator (who speaks during many of silent moments) as well add many new lines spoken off screen. This was included to add exposition for people not familiar with Asterix (explain the setting, Obelix back story etc.) This version was translated into other languages such as Polish. See more »

Connections

Follows The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976) See more »

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Performed by Budapest States Orchestra
Conducted by Michel Colombier
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Boring with terrible voice work in the UK version
4 January 2002 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

When Getafix loses his memory the village loses it's defence in the magic potion. The arrival of a mysterious soothsayer further endangers the village as the Romans prepare to invade. There are several attempts to make Asterix films and none of them are very successful. This is a mix of stories - it is an adaptation of Asterix and the Big Fight and Asterix and the Soothsayer. However the two stories are not complete and in fact some of the situations contradict each other, the plot is such a mess that the big fight of the title that ends the book is not in the film at all! The main problem is that this could be any cartoon, there is none of the humour and wit of the books. It even ropes in a terrible musical number - something that would never happen in the books! The voices are mainly all miscast, Bill Oddie is a terrible, terrible choice for Asterix - too mousy and squeaky. Getafix, Obelix and the women characters are all miscast. The only good voice is Brian Blessed - but his presence begs the question why was he involved in this? Overall this is very boring with a terrible mixed up story, unlikeable versions of the characters and a total lack of comedy present in the books.


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