Le Coup du Parapluie (1980)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Errors, Crime Comedy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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This zany satire of the stereotypical spy thriller is directed by Gerard Oury, known for his ability to wring laughter out of a script. Pierre Richard stars as Gregorie, a down-and-out actor anxious to find a job. He wanders into the office of a talent agent and signs a contract to work in a mega-buck action thriller, or so he thinks. In fact, he has actually signed a contract as a hitman with a mafioso that he mistook for a talent agent. The misunderstandings and close calls start flying right and left as Gregorie and the gangsters head for a wild finale at a St. Tropez hotel.