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The Escape (1978)

La carapate (original title)
The lawyer Jean-Philippe Duroc visits his client, Martial Gaulard, sentenced to death for a murder he has not committed. At that moment, a mutiny happens inside the prison.

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Gérard Oury
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Richard ... Jean-Philippe Duroc
Victor Lanoux ... Martial Gaulard
Raymond Bussières ... Marcel Duroc
Claude Brosset Claude Brosset ... Gustave
Jacques Frantz ... Le commissaire Rocheteau
Claire Richard Claire Richard ... Bach-Yen (Blanche hirondelle)
Blanche Ravalec ... Marguerite
Bernard Granger Bernard Granger ... Jeannot
Robert Dalban ... Le patron du bistrot
Adrien Cayla-Legrand Adrien Cayla-Legrand ... Général De Gaulle
Christian Brincourt Christian Brincourt ... Himself / En personne
Yvonne Gaudeau Yvonne Gaudeau ... Gisèle Panivaux
Jean-Pierre Darras ... Jacques Panivaux
Bruno Balp Bruno Balp ... Gaston Buteau
Erick Desmarestz Erick Desmarestz ... Le juge d'instruction
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Storyline

The lawyer Jean-Philippe Duroc visits his client, Martial Gaulard, sentenced to death for a murder he has not committed. At that moment, a mutiny happens inside the prison.

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Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 October 1978 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Out of It See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gaumont International See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Goofs

Around 01:35:03, we can see that Duroc's lawyer is standing up. On the next shot, he's rising up from chair. See more »

Soundtracks

Because It's May
Written by Philippe-Gérard and Danièle Thompson
Performed by Sunset Brothers
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wonderful, fast-paced farce that is a must-see for Pirre Richard fans
8 July 2005 | by ahpurcellSee all my reviews

I saw this movie with an American audience as an unannounced fill-in for a film that didn't show up as scheduled in 1982. I never heard an audience laugh so loud at any comedy either before or since then. I have never been able to find a Zone 1 DVD version (North America) of this movie. Pierre Richard plays his usual role of the naive but good-hearted protagonist who falls into and out of one difficult situation after another. The plot is a fast-paced "chase" comedy. The characters are almost comic book stereotypes but unique in their own way. This movie is not subtle but is hilarious. If you liked Les Comperes or Le Chevre, this should entertain you just as much. When is someone going to make a North American DVD of this available.?!


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