Les Tontons Flingeurs (Crooks in Clover) (Monsieur Gangster)
Les Tontons Flingeurs (Crooks in Clover) (Monsieur Gangster) (1963)

This crime comedy finds ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receiving a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed "The Mexican" (Jacques Dumesnil). The doomed mobster talks Fernand into taking care of some criminal business… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 27, 1963
DVD Release Date: August 8, 2011
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Leah Pickett
Chicago Reader

Many of the quips in the slangy, metaphorical dialogue seem to lose their bite in translation. But the kooky sound design, the supple direction, and the thugs' rubber-faced reactions generate plenty of chuckles on their own.

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