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Dans le ventre du dragon (1989)

A pharmaceutical laboratory, nutty scientists, and human guinea pigs. A Quebecois sci-fi comedy about three friends, one of them a test subject.


Yves Simoneau
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rémy Girard ... Steve
Michel Côté ... Bozo
David La Haye ... Lou
Marie Tifo ... Dr. Jonas
Monique Mercure ... Mireille
Andrée Lachapelle ... Madame Côté
Pierre Curzi ... Le Boss
Jean-Louis Millette ... Le Directeur
Roy Dupuis ... Jean-Marie
Pierrette Robitaille ... Chef-infirmière
Robert Gravel ... Voisin 1
Angèle Coutu ... Voisine 2
Suzanne Champagne ... Voisine 3
Sylvie Potvin ... Voisine 4
Lucien Francoeur ... Voisin 5


In this comedy and science fiction mix, Lou, having a hard time making ends meet with his minimum-wage job distributing circulars with the particular duo of Steve and Bozo, decides to lend himself out as a guinea pig to a laboratory led by an unsettling Dr. Lucas. Lou winds up a test subject for the batty Dr. Jonas, ingesting the pills she designed driven by her belief that one's intelligence can artificially be enhanced significantly through chemistry. Tests on Lou look good, nothing but positive, but then a pesky side-effect rears its head - Meanwhile, worried, Steve and Bozo go in search of an absent Lou, eventually finding themselves "in the belly of the dragon" (the translation of the French-Canadian title), having sneaked into the laboratory through its basements and the curious secrets they hold. Written by pdlussier1

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi







Release Date:

14 February 1989 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Belly of the Dragon See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Did You Know?


Rémi Girard said in an interview that the scene where Bozo (Michel Côté) reveals to Steve (Rémi Girard) that he has no wife was completely improvised. See more »


Tombe la pluie
Written by Salvatore Adamo
Performed by Pierrette Beauchamps
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