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Les Lavigueur, la vraie histoire (original title)
On April 1st, 1986, Jean-Guy Lavigueur, an unemployed blue-collar worker and his family won 7.6 million dollars. At the time, it was the largest amount ever won at Loto-Quebec's 6/49 weekly... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Pierre Verville ...  Jean-Guy Lavigueur 6 episodes, 2008
Patrice Bélanger ...  Yve Lavigueur / ... 6 episodes, 2008
Sophie Cadieux ...  Sylvie Lavigueur 6 episodes, 2008
Laurence Leboeuf ...  Louise Lavigueur 6 episodes, 2008
Dhanaé Audet-Beaulieu ...  Michel Lavigueur 6 episodes, 2008
Louis Champagne ...  Jean-Marie Daudelin, l'oncle souris 6 episodes, 2008
Marc Beaupré ...  Ti-Mi 6 episodes, 2008
David Savard David Savard ...  Johnny 6 episodes, 2008
Mireille Thibault ...  Colette Richard 6 episodes, 2008
Jean-François Gaudet ...  Gaétan Richard 6 episodes, 2008
Nicolas Canuel ...  Sylvain Gamache 5 episodes, 2008
Roc LaFortune ...  Frank Lemieux 5 episodes, 2008
Denis Bernard ...  Maître Provencher 5 episodes, 2008
Olivier Aubin ...  Maître François Léonard 5 episodes, 2008
Brian D. Wright ...  Bill McIntyre 5 episodes, 2008
Christian Grenier Christian Grenier ...  Roch 5 episodes, 2008
Monelle Guertin ...  Mariette 5 episodes, 2008
Antoine Mongrain ...  Pete 5 episodes, 2008
Amélie Simard Amélie Simard ...  Monique 5 episodes, 2008
Alain Dumas ...  Luc Paquette 4 episodes, 2008
Normand Carrière ...  Ti-Paul, serveur taverne 4 episodes, 2008
Amélie Grenier ...  Micheline Daudelin Lavigueur 3 episodes, 2008
Michelle Labonté ...  Francine Trudel 3 episodes, 2008
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On April 1st, 1986, Jean-Guy Lavigueur, an unemployed blue-collar worker and his family won 7.6 million dollars. At the time, it was the largest amount ever won at Loto-Quebec's 6/49 weekly draws. What should have been the beginning of a fairytale for the family turned rapidly into a nightmare... and their story is the stuff of amazing television drama. Written by Locomotion

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Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 January 2008 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

La famille Lavigueur See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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(6 episodes)

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-Prix Gémeaux 2008 -Meilleur texte série dramatique: Jacques Savoie. See more »

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Remade as El Gordo: Una historia verdadera: Episode #1.1 (2010) See more »

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