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Dead Weight (2002)

Le boulet (original title)
It is the story of two types: Moltes a criminal in prison and Reggio one of the guards. Crazy adventures happen when following a winner ticket to Africa, they competes in a rally and are chased by the Turk, a sworn enemy of Moltes.

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Alexandre Coquelle (as Matt Alexander), Manuel Delilez | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Lanvin ... Moltès
Benoît Poelvoorde ... Francis Reggio
José Garcia ... Mustapha Amel alias "Le Turc"
Djimon Hounsou ... Det. Youssouf
Rossy de Palma ... Pauline Reggio
Jean Benguigui ... Saddam
Gary Tiplady Gary Tiplady ... Le géant / The Giant
Gérard Darmon ... Kowalski
Stomy Bugsy ... Malian #1
Marco Prince Marco Prince ... Malian #2
Omar Sy ... Malian #3 (as Omar)
Nicolas Anelka ... Nicolas, the soccer player
Jacky Lambert Jacky Lambert
Renaud Rutten Renaud Rutten
Innocent Mboumgou Innocent Mboumgou
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It is the story of two types: Moltes a criminal in prison and Reggio one of the guards. Crazy adventures happen when following a winner ticket to Africa, they competes in a rally and are chased by the Turk, a sworn enemy of Moltes.

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Tør du tage skridtet og vælge fransk?[Denmark] See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some crude sexual content | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Warner Bros France (French)

Country:

France | UK

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 April 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ball and Chain See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,006,200
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The man at the airport reading the newspaper with Moltes' picture on the back is the Production Manager, Jean-Marc Deschamps See more »

Goofs

When the silver Peugeot is being driven parallel to the rogue Ferris wheel, the main character is seen honking the horn by hammering on the centre of the steering wheel. This model of car's horn is on the end of the indicator stalk, not on the wheel itself. See more »

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References Chinatown (1974) See more »

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Je l'aime bien! Cheerful kookiness
6 June 2002 | by llanoiteSee all my reviews

I didn't expect to but I liked the film very much. Granted, buddy films have been done one million times, but rather than try to put a new twist on an old theme, this one simply had fun with it. A cheerfully kooky film, with some really well-executed stunts (loved the "It's TURK, not KURD" shootout and the chase scene--nice to see a Peugeot stand in for an Aston Martin for a change), a wild set of plot twists, snappy dialogue, exotic locations. I genuinely enjoyed the Malian prison warden--very funny especially during the (brief) watch scene. I honestly laughed a lot. It's just a well-done, clever, fresh little buddy flick. Sit back and enjoy it.


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