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Very funny movie, wilder is great, and we even get orson welles at the end.
Regardless how much of a fan I may be of Wilder, Sutherland, Spinetti, and 1789 in general, feel free to start the movie without me.
The best comedy movie ever made!
Perhaps not among the greatest film comedies, but a forgotten gem, nevertheless! A must see. Wilder and Sutherland are wonderful in their dual roles. Great supporting cast.
Pretty damn funny although the end basically turns into blazing saddles and none of the plot lines are resolved.
Not that it really matters.
I quite enjoyed this comedy from 1969 starring Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland. The film is in the style of an old Me Brooks comedy, so if you like his stuff, you should like this. I found both Wilder and Sutherland quite funny. Orson Welles has a cameo as the Narrator at the beginning of the film. Worth a watch!
Television staples Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin (of All In The Family fame) produced/directed this tip of the hat to both swashbucklers of old and to the wild zeitgeist that was the late '60's/early '70's. Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland play both the deadly but slightly inbred, upperclass Corsican Brothers, and their exact lookalikes, two goodhearted but dumb and cowardly peasants. The French Revolution is only moments away and the streets are swarming with malcontents, the king's court swarming with intrigue: whatever can happen next?
A filmic shadow of those turbulent times (the 1970's, not 1789) now but still zany fun, think Saturday Night Live or early Woody Allen or Mel Brooks.
Writer, Fred Freeman, penned many Gilligan's Island and Bewitched episodes before taking on one of his only movie plots. The satire plays out like Monty Python providing Gene Wilder with the opportunity to advance his patented forceful, impassioned performance following The Producers.
Hilarious film, Gene Wilder at some of his finest!
Well made, great cinematography, great period costuming. Not usually funny and mostly not amusing. Were it not for Wilder and Sutherland this was tedious at best. But I should leave to you to decide about this one. It could be a great film for anyone at any given time. I could be wrong on this one.
The trailer from the film:
A clip from the film:
[img]http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSGfXbYV0bF9G8ZkNOb4lJsdkkIUMK9WzHJCeFHh0SeKOTGGnI_wg[/img] Gene Wilder as an imposter in the King's court
"Start the Revolution Without Me" is a 1970 film directed by Bud Yorkin, starring Gene Wilder, Donald Sutherland, Hugh Griffith, Jack MacGowran, Billie Whitelaw, Orson Welles (playing himself as narrator) and Victor Spinetti.
The comedy is set in revolutionary France where two peasants are mistaken for the famous swordsmen, the Corsican Brothers. It can be considered a parody of a number of works of historical fiction about the French Revolution, including Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities and Dumas' The Corsican Brothers and The Man in the Iron Mask.
SEE the entire film here:
Lawrence J. Cohen,
[img]http://movieactors.com/freezeframes510/start-the-rev56.jpeg[/img] Donald Sutherland as an imposter
February 4, 1970
[img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRAEMUI4qleFS46YiObKH0eQJKH4-Ug0pvv0ujzcDUZ5t3XxNyVTw[/img] Gene Wilder trapped