Gerard Depardieu plays a sleazy Paris nightclub owner and ex-detective who flies to Hong Kong to rescue the young son of a friend murdered by the Chinese mob. He leaves the boy in the hands... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Antoine Carco / Son ange gardien
Christian Clavier ... Père Hervé Tarain / Son ange gardien
Eva Grimaldi ... Regina Podium
Yves Rénier ... Yvon Radmilo dit « la pince »
Alexandre Eskimo Alexandre Eskimo ... Bao
Laurent Gendron Laurent Gendron ... Lucky
Eva Herzigova ... Tchouk Tchouk Nougat (as Eva Hertzigova)
Jean Champion Jean Champion ... Grand-père du Père Tarain
Anna Gaylor Anna Gaylor ... Mère du Père Hervé Tarain
Nathalie Sejean Nathalie Sejean ... Maryse
Jennifer Herrera Jennifer Herrera ... Luna
Dominique Marcas ... Mère Angelina
Ysé Tran Ysé Tran ... Lily Wang
Stéphanie Jaubert Stéphanie Jaubert ... Yasmina
William Miale William Miale ... Johnny


Gerard Depardieu plays a sleazy Paris nightclub owner and ex-detective who flies to Hong Kong to rescue the young son of a friend murdered by the Chinese mob. He leaves the boy in the hands of an earnest priest (Christian Clavier), who escorts him back to Paris. Soon Clavier and Depardieu are fighting it out, each shadowed by his good or evil guardian angel. Written by A Verdade

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The Hong Kong-Paris flight is said to land in Paris at 5:30AM local time. It takes-off during daylight, but with an approximate flight time of 13 1/2 hours and the time zone difference, the plane should have left Hong Kong at around 10:00PM local time (when it would have been dark). See more »

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Alternate Versions

German theatrical versions omitted a few shorter scenes of graphic violence to get a "Not under 12 years" rating. The VHS based on that version also misses these scenes, which include:
  • Yvon, father of Bao, gets hit by the knife thrown by the member of the triads; Bao screaming; another short scene where the knife in Yvon's back is shown.
  • The traitor who sold the passports to Yvon & Bao gets his neck broken by the triads hit man.
  • The Chinese friend of Yvon is shot by the triads hit man after being thrown through the front window of the car at the harbor.
  • The director of the bank of shanghai is strangled by the triads hit man in front of smiling Mr. Mo.
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No Time To Loose
Performed by Joan Paladin
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Wanna laugh?
7 November 2005 | by barcelona28See all my reviews

From the same director that "Les Visiteurs, 1993" comes a great comedy which has Christian Clavier and Gérard Depardieu as the main characters. They both perform wonderfully well. This is an excellent movie, very very funny. I personally adore french humor. The characters are great, the actors are well chosen and do divinely in the film. The plot is genius. It's a bit out of reality, but everything is so smoothly developed that for some breve moments you can almost believe that the whole thing could actually happen for real. If you wanna have a good time, don't doubt it, just go and watch it, I'm pretty sure you won't regret it.

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French | English | Cantonese | Italian

Release Date:

11 October 1995 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Anjos da Guarda See more »


Box Office


EUR16,200,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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