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Guardian Angels (1995)

Les anges gardiens (original title)
Gerard Depardieu plays a sleazy Paris nightclub owner and ex-detective who flies to Hong Kong to rescue the young son of a friend murdered by the Chinese mob. He leaves the boy in the hands... See full summary »

Director:

Jean-Marie Poiré
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Antoine Carco / Son ange gardien
Christian Clavier ... Père Hervé Tarain / Son ange gardien
Eva Grimaldi ... Regina Podium
Yves Rénier ... Yvon Radmilo dit « la pince »
Alexandre Eskimo Alexandre Eskimo ... Bao
Laurent Gendron Laurent Gendron ... Lucky
Eva Herzigova ... Tchouk Tchouk Nougat (as Eva Hertzigova)
Jean Champion Jean Champion ... Grand-père du Père Tarain
Anna Gaylor Anna Gaylor ... Mère du Père Hervé Tarain
Nathalie Sejean Nathalie Sejean ... Maryse
Jennifer Herrera Jennifer Herrera ... Luna
Dominique Marcas Dominique Marcas ... Mère Angelina
Ysé Tran Ysé Tran ... Lily Wang
Stéphanie Jaubert Stéphanie Jaubert ... Yasmina
William Miale William Miale ... Johnny
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Storyline

Gerard Depardieu plays a sleazy Paris nightclub owner and ex-detective who flies to Hong Kong to rescue the young son of a friend murdered by the Chinese mob. He leaves the boy in the hands of an earnest priest (Christian Clavier), who escorts him back to Paris. Soon Clavier and Depardieu are fighting it out, each shadowed by his good or evil guardian angel. Written by A Verdade

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Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Cantonese | Italian

Release Date:

11 October 1995 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Anjos da Guarda See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR16,200,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

Immediately after the car crash on the highway, Carco's BMW shows no damage when it is parked at the police station. See more »

Crazy Credits

Bloopers shown with the credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The VHS version in Spanish cropped the aspect ratio to 1.50:1 keeping only the original 2.35:1 for the opening and ending credits. See more »

Soundtracks

Passion For War-Love
Performed by Joan Paladin
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a wild parade of fast scenes, good dialogue and lovely half-dressed dames.
22 December 2002 | by col-klinkSee all my reviews

Les Anges Gardiens is one of the few french movies that I really like. The speed is the essential characteristic of this nervous and beautifully edited picture, and turns an simple mob plot into a wild parade of fast scenes, good dialogue and lovely half-dressed dames. Unfortunately, nothing is perfect. And in this picture's imperfections are precisely the guarding angels. Not too much for the angels themselves (they are supportable) but those special effects are almost offensive!


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