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The Dinner Game (1998)

Le dîner de cons (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy | 15 April 1998 (France)
To amuse themselves at a weekly dinner, a few well-heeled folk each bring a dimwit along who is to talk about his pastime. Each member seeks to introduce a champion dumbbell. Pierre, an ... See full summary »

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Marlène Sasseur
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Pierre-Arnaud Juin ...
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Daniel Martin ...
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To amuse themselves at a weekly dinner, a few well-heeled folk each bring a dimwit along who is to talk about his pastime. Each member seeks to introduce a champion dumbbell. Pierre, an avid participant of the game, runs into one problem after another that devilishly compromises his secrets, turning the tables on him and his objective, which diverges as the movie progresses. Firstly, wishing to be certain he has selected a winner, he invited his guest, Mr. Pignon, to meet him at home before setting off; but night of all nights, Pierre has put his back out and it is questionable whether he can manage to get to the dinner. The blundering Mr. Pignon will continually spring forward to help relieve Pierre of his troubles, which have drastically compounded, pointing in the direction of friends, taxes and women, and Pierre's dimwit Pignon accordingly will prove his substance to the end. Written by Plume Dargent

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A feast for the senseless.

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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15 April 1998 (France)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF 82,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$306,283, 23 October 1998

Gross USA:

$4,065,116, 5 December 1999
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Francis Veber: [François Pignon] features a likeable idiot called François Pignon. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, the train has two locomotives, then with four, then back to two. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
François Pignon: [repeatedly] I'll call her back, everything will work out!
Pierre Brochant: You idiot! What an idiot!
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Le temps ne fait rien à l'affaire
Written by Georges Brassens
Performed by Georges Brassens
© 1961 Editions musicales 57
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The most funny movie of all time
27 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie is really incredible. I laughed from the beginning to the end. I watched it in french and i dont know if it has been translated, but if you know french, you must go watch this movie. It contains so many jokes and crazy situations that nobody would like to be in. The actors are great and the "con" looks like a real one ;)

FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY, if you want to laugh all the night go see this!! this is not only a recommendation, this is almost an order!


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