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The Hotshots

The Hotshots

A Feature film by Alex Joffé

Produced by Société Nouvelle de Cinématographie (SNC), Groupe Katz - TC Productions, Fides

Release in France : 01/03/1968

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Actors (28)

Production and distribution (4)

Foreign production company :

West Film

French distribution :

Les Films Corona

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This madcap comedy concerns a bicycle race from Paris to San Remo at the turn of the century. Duroc (Bourvil) has invented a bicycle with a new and improved coasting feature. He is forced to try out his new invention when he flees a bill collector who tries to impound his bicycle. He unintentionally ends up in a bicycle race and is soon followed by the collector, his own wife, and an oily, mustachioed villain. The villain pulls out all the dirty tricks from his bag to try and defeat the determined Duroc. When the bill collector sees the effectiveness of Duroc's invention, he conspires to fall in with the wealthy patron who financed the new bicycle. The race is full of twists and turns, treachery and humorous sight gags, giving the popular French comedian Bourvil a full canvass on which to display his comic talents.

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Full credits (19)

Executive Producers :

Gérard Ducaux-Rupp, René Pignières, Gérard Beytout, Italo Zingarelli

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Alex Joffé, Gabriel Arout, Pierre Levy-Corti

Original idea :

Alex Joffé

Director of Photography :

Jean Bourgoin

Sound Assistant :

Gaston Demède

Production Manager :

Pierre Saint-Blancat

Sound editor :

Sophie Coussein

Production Designer :

Philippe Ancellin

Stunt performer :

Yvan Chiffre

Location Manager :

Jean-Pierre Spiri-mercanton

Assistant directors :

Marc Grunebaum, Bernard Stora

Dialogue Writers :

Alex Joffé, Gabriel Arout, Pierre Levy-Corti

Screenwriters :

Alex Joffé, Gabriel Arout, Pierre Levy-Corti

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Calvet

Camera operators :

Gilbert Chain, Didier Tarot

Editor :

Eric Pluet

Continuity supervisor :

Francine Corteggiani

Music Composers :

Francis Lai, Georges Delerue

Costume designer :

Hélène Nourry

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Feature film

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Italy, France

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Majority French (Italy, France)

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1 h 50 min

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