Comedies involving Pierre Richard


   

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This section is for comedies involving Pierre Richard as an actor, director or writer. By default the movies are presented starting with those ranking highest on the laugh-o-meter, but you can also sort them by year, title or IMDB rating.

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Pierre Richard is said to have been born on Thursday 16 August 1934, which would make him 83 years, 3 months and 8 days old (if this date is accurate and he is alive today).


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Pierre Richard was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 46 years old.
Knock on Wood (La Chèvre)
      1981 | France | Laughs: 8.1 (Laugh and Smile) | imdb: 7.4
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Perhaps the second-funniest French comedy ever (after The Dinner Game), starring Pierre Richard and Gérard Depardieu. Pierre Richard plays his trademark character, the clumsy guy. A very cute film with a great number of laughs. Endearing, never nasty. Good English subtitles available online. (Last viewed: Jul 2009 September 2011)

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Pierre Richard was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 45 years old.
Le Coup du ParapluieThe Umbrella Coup (Le Coup du Parapluie)
      1980 | France | Laughs: 7.8 (Laugh and Smile) | imdb: 6.6
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An unemployed actor on his way to an audition walks into the wrong room and believes he lands a big role, though in fact he has been hired by a mobster to eliminate a rival. A very decent French farce with Pierre Richard, along themes reminiscent of his great role in the Tall Blond series. (Last viewed: April 2013)

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Pierre Richard was credited as writer, director and actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 37 years old.
Les Malheurs D'Alfred DVDLes Malheurs D'Alfred
      1972 | France | Laughs: 7.7 (Laugh and Smile) | imdb: 6.1
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A man who is afflicted with pathological bad luck somehow gets hired to compete as part of a team on a series of TV shows opposing Paris to provincial towns. Here we see Pierre Richard cultivating the "unlucky guy" character that would culminate in La Chèvre ten years later. Low expectations, high reward: a charming, sweet, sometimes very funny movie. (Last viewed: April 2013)

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Pierre Richard was credited as writer and actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 39 years old.
La Moutarde me Monte au Nez DVDLa Moutarde me Monte au Nez
      1974 | France | Laughs: 7.5 (Laugh and Smile) | imdb: 6.4
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Through a series of misunderstandings, a small-town math teacher is reported to be the lover of a foreign movie star. This comedy starts weak but gains momentum and delivers a few good laughs during the second half. I was thrilled to recognize in the headmaster the brilliant Colonel from The Battle of Algiers, an unforgettable documentary. A good surprise from a little-known film. (Last viewed: April 2013)

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Pierre Richard was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 41 years old.
On Aura Tout Vu posterNow We've Seen It All! (On Aura Tout Vu)
      1976 | France | Laughs: 7.2 (Laugh and Smile) | imdb: 6.3
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Two friends have written a script for a pure-hearted romantic film. One of them, who shoots commercials and wants to further his career, reluctantly agrees to sell the script to a producer of adult films. There are many of laughs in the series of shocks and misunderstandings that ensue. As usual, the second half of the film is less funny, but it still works.

This is not an adult comedy film—such as those pathetically unfunny movies that seem to have been so popular at one time in Italy and Australia. Rather, it is a very funny comedy that happens to deal with the pre-production phase of an adult film.

Given the circumstances, the amount of nudity is minimal (although for my taste there was still too much.) In contrast to a great number of comedies that come out of Hollywood these days, this one is never really vulgar—largely because the characters do not speak of adult themes gratuitously. In this age of trashy movies, that such a movie was made with such a delicate touch seems extraordinary: pulling it off was a high-class balancing act. Highly recommended if you can handle a small dose of adult themes. (Last viewed: July 2014)

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Pierre Richard was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 37 years old.
The Tall Blond with a Black Shoe DVDThe Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (Le Grand Blond avec une Chaussure Noire)
      1972 | France | Laughs: 6.6 (Watch Once) | imdb: 7.3
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A rogue section of the French secret service is made to believe that an innocent violinist (Pierre Richard) is a dangerous super-spy. Can be watched more than once, but not for the laughs, as the movie is more sweet than it is funny. (Last viewed: Nov 1997 September 2011)

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Pierre Richard was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 39 years old.
The Return of the Tall Blond DVDThe Return of the Tall Blond Man (Le Retour du Grand Blond)
      1974 | France | Laughs: 6.6 (Watch Once) | imdb: 6.8
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The tall blond is now hired by the secret service and asked to play the role of super-spy to foil the efforts of a nosy cop. Perhaps funnier than the original, though not as strong a movie overall. (Last viewed: September 2011)

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Pierre Richard was credited as writer, director and actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 43 years old.
Je Suis Timide Mais Je Me Soigne DVDJe Suis Timide Mais Je Me Soigne
      1978 | France | Laughs: 5.7 (Watch Once) | imdb: 6.6
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A pathologically shy man meets a confidence coach who helps him pursue the girl of his dreams. The movie has good moments but loses the plot in the last half-hour. (Last viewed: April 2013)

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Pierre Richard was credited as writer, director and actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 35 years old.
Le Distrait VHSThe Daydreamer (Le Distrait)
      1970 | France | Laughs: 5.7 (Watch Once) | imdb: 6.4
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Through an acquaintance of his mother's, a pathologically absent-minded man is hired as a creative for an ad agency, where his blunders hover between disaster and genius. The film has many good moments, but the final ten minutes are tear-your-hair awful. Nevertheless, fans of Pierre Richard will want to watch. (Last viewed: April 2013)

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Pierre Richard was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 51 years old.
Les Fugitifs DVDThe Fugitives (Les Fugitifs)
      1986 | France | Laughs: 5.5 (Watch Once) | imdb: 7.1
      wikipedia | who was involved?

On the day of his release from prison, an unlucky bank robber is taken hostage in a bank robbery by a man who can barely tie his shoelaces. One of three comedies starring Gérard Depardieu and Pierre Richard—not nearly as funny as La Chèvre, but a cute story that fans of these two actors will enjoy watching once. It's also ten times better than the Hollywood remake (Three Fugitives) by the same director. As in many of Francis Veber's comedies, the "clown" is called François Pignon. (Last viewed: April 2012)

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Pierre Richard was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 49 years old.
Le JumeauThe Twin (Le Jumeau)
      1984 | France | Laughs: 4.5 (Don't Bother) | imdb: 6.1
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After meeting the twin heiresses to an overseas fortune, a scam artist pretends that he too has an identical twin. A surprisingly offbeat and not overly predictable movie that ends better than it starts but can easily be skipped. (Last viewed: April 2013)

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Pierre Richard was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 41 years old.
The Toy DVDThe Toy (Le Jouet)
      1976 | France | Laughs: 3.6 (Broken Comedies) | imdb: 7.5
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Another of Francis Veber's early films. Asked to choose a toy, the spoiled son of a magazine owner demands to bring home one of the reporters. The main actor (Pierre Richard) is very funny in movies such as The Tall Blond and La Chèvre, but this film makes poor use of his talents. (Last viewed: December 2010)

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Pierre Richard was credited as writer, director and actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 38 years old.
Je Sais Rien Mais Je Dirai Tout posterDon't Know Anything But I'll Tell All (Je Sais Rien Mais Je Dirai Tout)
      1973 | France | Laughs: 3.5 (Don't Bother) | imdb: 5.7
      who was involved?

The son of a weapon industry magnate is filled with humanistic and social values, but his high-society upbringing makes him awkward when he tries to bond with the workers whose plight he aspires to improve. This little film has some good moments. It also has moments when it goes into a chaotic dimension where few can follow, with fast, loud, incoherent dialogue. Instead of amusing me, these moments put me in a slumber from which it was hard to recover. Overall, it's a "skip". (Last viewed: August 2013)

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Pierre Richard was credited as writer, director and actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 62 years old.
Droit Dans Le MurStraight into the Wall (Droit dans le Mur)
      1997 | France | Laughs: 3.5 (Watch Once) | imdb: 4.8
      who was involved?

As he rehearses for a minor theatrical role, a formerly successful actor has a hard time juggling his jobs, the girlfriend he is unable to dump, and his wife with whom he would like to reconcile. Although this is hardly Pierre Richard at his best, the movie is far more entertaining than the dismal imdb rating would suggest. Indeed, the actors perform well, and the plot is not noticeably weaker than in many better-known French comedies. Worth watching once if you're a fan of the lead actor—otherwise definitely skip. (Last viewed: July 2014)

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Pierre Richard was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 48 years old.
Les Comperes DVDComDads (Les Compères)
      1983 | France | Laughs: 3.4 (Broken Comedies) | imdb: 7.0
      wikipedia | who was involved?

French movie that reunites Pierre Richard and Gérard Depardieu from La Chèvre, but without reigniting the laughs. The script is to blame, not the actors. Two men travel to the south of France to retrieve a teenage boy, whom they both take to be their son. Cute, a few laughs. Worth a watch if you're not in a demanding mood and don't mind French subtitles. (Last viewed: July 2010)

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