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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


    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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    Actors (28)

    Production and distribution (3)

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    West Film

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    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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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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