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The ComDads (Les compères)

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The ComDads (Les compères)
Les comperes Poster.jpg
Original French Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Francis Veber
Release Date 1983
Language French
Studio Fideline Films
DD Productions
Main Cast
Character Actor
François Pignon Pierre Richard
Jean Lucas Gérard Depardieu
Christine Martin Anny Duperey
Paul Martin Michel Aumont
Tristan Martin Stéphane Bierry
Ralph Jean-Jacques Scheffer
Milan Philippe Khorsand
Jeannot Roland Blanche

The ComDads (original title Les compères) is a 1983 French comedy directed by Francis Veber and starring Pierre Richard and Gérard Depardieu. A teenage boy, Tristan Martin, runs away from his family. Seeing as his father Paul (Michel Aumont) isn't putting enough effort in finding him, his mother Christine (Anne Duperey) convinces two old flames of hers, a masculine journalist Jean Lucas (Depardieu) and a depressed teacher François Pignon (Richard), that each is the father of her son and asks to find the boy. While searching, both men meet up and have to team, not knowing who is the real father. This film is second in a series of Veber's movies with comedy duo Richard-Depardieu, started by La chèvre (1981) and followed by Les Fugitifs (1986).

The movie was remade in 1997 as Fathers' Day (1997), directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Robin Williams and Billy Crystal.

The following weapons were used in the film The ComDads (Les compères):


Unidentified revolver

Ralph (Jean-Jacques Scheffer) and Milan (Philippe Khorsand), two criminals hunting for Lucas, carry Smith & Wesson style revolvers with 3" barrels. They resemble the Model 10 but have different barrels and front sights. During the encounter on the road, Lucas (Gérard Depardieu) uses one of these revolvers. Inspector Verdier (Jacques Frantz) carries a holstered revolver that seems to be the same gun.

Ralph threatens Lucas. The S&W style cylinder release is seen.
Milan (at the left) holds the revolver. Note the small front sight that looks different from the one on the Model 10 revolver.
Inspector Verdier's revolver in holster. The grip is the same as on Milan's revolver.
Milan aims his revolver at Lucas.
The revolver on the ground. It has different grip than Milan's previously seen gun.
A closer view of the revolver. The top of the frame is more angular than the S&W Model 10.
Lucas fires.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

During the encounter on the road, Ralph's (Jean-Jacques Scheffer) revolver switches to a Smith & Wesson Model 36.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Ralph holds Tristan at gunpoint.

Walther PPK

Before Christine calls him, Pignon (Pierre Richard) holds a Walther PPK, planning a suicide.

Walther PPK - 7.65x17mm Browning aka .32 ACP
The pistol on the table.
Pignon holds the pistol, planning suicide.

Submachine Guns


Ralph (Jean-Jacques Scheffer) uses a MAT-49 when firing at Jeannot (Roland Blanche).

MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
Ralph readies the MAT-49.
He fires from the car.

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