Dead Weight

Dead Weight

107 mins | Comedy | April 10, 2002

Prison guard Reggio lets Moltes have a weekly lottery ticket in exchange for his suave relationship advice. When Moltes learns that he has a winning lottery ticket, he breaks out of jail to claim his money. However, Reggio's girlfriend, Pauline , has the ticket with her in Africa. The action involves the odd couple teaming up to find the ticket while being chased by Det. Youssouf , along with the vengeful Turk and the Giant.

Dead Weight

107 mins | Comedy | April 10, 2002

Dead Weight
Prison guard Reggio lets Moltes have a weekly lottery ticket in exchange for his suave relationship advice. When Moltes learns that he has a winning lottery ticket, he breaks out of jail to claim his money. However, Reggio's girlfriend, Pauline , has the ticket with her in Africa. The action involves the odd couple teaming up to find the ticket while being chased by Det. Youssouf , along with the vengeful Turk and the Giant.
IMDb rating 6.0
Producers France 2 Cinéma, Warner Bros. Pictures, France 3 Cinéma, TPS Cinéma, La Petite Reine
Original title Le Boulet
Directors Frédéric Forestier, Alain Berbérian
Writers Thomas Langmann, Matthieu Le Naour, Alexandre Coquelle, Dominique Mezerette

Cast

Benoît Poelvoorde

as Francis Reggio

Gérard Lanvin

as Gérard Moltès

José Garcia

as Mustapha Amel, aka "The Turk"

Djimon Hounsou

as Detective Youssouf

Rossy de Palma

as Pauline Reggio

Jean Benguigui

as Saddam

Gary Tiplady

as Requin, the Giant

Gérard Darmon

as Kowalski

Stomy Bugsy

as Malian guy

Marco Prince

as Malian guy

Omar Sy

as Malian guy

Nicolas Anelka

as Nicolas, the football player

Nicolas Koretzky

as Jean Monthieux

Luq Hamet

as Nurse

Frédéric Merlo

as Parking attendant

Michel Crémadès

as Mr. Martinet, the neighbor (uncredited)

Jamel Debbouze

as Malian warden (uncredited)

Momo Debbouze

as Warden (uncredited)

Thomas Langmann

as Turk's brother (uncredited)