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La Florida (1993)

Not Rated | | Comedy | January 1994 (USA)
Tired of rough winters, a Quebec family buys a motel in south Florida. But life is not easy down where motels grow faster than grass. Two bigger businessmen are out to get them for invading... See full summary »

Director:

George Mihalka

Writers:

Suzette Couture, Sylvie Pilon (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rémy Girard ... Leo
Pauline Lapointe ... Ginette
Yvan Canuel ... Pepere
Jason Blicker ... Jay Lamori
Marie-Josée Croze ... Carmen
Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge ... Cyrille
Michael Sarrazin ... Romeo Laflamme
Margot Kidder ... Vivy Lamori
Raymond Bouchard ... Big Daddy
Denis Bouchard ... Sylvain Sylvestre
Gildor Roy ... Rheal
Martin Drainville ... Rheaume Lariviere
Carmen Ferland ... Lucille
Pierre Powers ... Arthur
Jacques Desrosiers Jacques Desrosiers ... Cure Caron
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Tired of rough winters, a Quebec family buys a motel in south Florida. But life is not easy down where motels grow faster than grass. Two bigger businessmen are out to get them for invading their turf. However, that is not even the beginning of their troubles... Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

January 1994 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$1,600,000
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Award winning Montréal blues legends Stephen Barry and Michael Brown composed and recorded the quirky background music at Montréal Sound Studio. See more »

Soundtracks

Rent a Wreck
Lyrics by Gildor Roy and Richard Lalancette
Music by Gildor Roy
Performed by Gildor Roy
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A telling satire, that falls apart.
20 July 1999 | by JPHSee all my reviews

In conception, _La Florida_ is a telling satire about the Americanization of Quebec's petite bourgeoisie. Although it begins promisingly, the implausibilities of the script combine with the perfunctory performances of its two "imported" Canadian stars, Margot Kidder and Michael Sarrazin, to make the film most unsatisfactory by the end. A disappointing experience, the film fails to deliver what it begins by promising. Rémy Girard and Pauline Lapointe, however, are excellent in the leading roles. They almost redeem the film.


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