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I Want to Go Home (1989)

100 min | Comedy

Joey Wellman, a cantankerous American cartoonist, accepts an invitation to come to an exhibition in Paris, because his estranged daughter Elsie is a student there. He arrives with his girlfriend Lena, and very soon wants to go home as the ...See moreJoey Wellman, a cantankerous American cartoonist, accepts an invitation to come to an exhibition in Paris, because his estranged daughter Elsie is a student there. He arrives with his girlfriend Lena, and very soon wants to go home as the culture shock is too much for him. Elsie puts off meeting him because she is busy trying to find Professor Christian Gauthier, in order to get him to read her thesis on Flaubert. However Gauthier is enamored with American culture, and invites Joey and some other Americans to his mother's house for the weekend. Elsie arrives at the gathering in time for the masquerade party and to see her father beginning to appreciate French culture. Written by Will Gilbert See less
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Sep 7, 1989 (West Germany)

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38 cast members
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Adolph Green
Joey Wellman Joey Wellman   See fewer
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Laura Benson
Elsie Wellman Elsie Wellman   See fewer
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Linda Lavin
Lena Apthrop Lena Apthrop   See fewer
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Gérard Depardieu
Christian Gauthier Christian Gauthier   See fewer
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Micheline Presle
Isabelle Gauthier Isabelle Gauthier   See fewer
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John Ashton
Harry Dempsey Harry Dempsey   See fewer
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Geraldine Chaplin
Terry Amstrong Terry Amstrong   See fewer
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Caroline Silhol
Dora Dempsey (as Caroline Sihol) Dora Dempsey (as Caroline Sihol)   See fewer
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Catherine Arditi
La boulangère La boulangère   See fewer
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Albert Benchamoul
Un vieux villageois Un vieux villageois   See fewer
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Françoise Bertin
La cliente de la marchande de légumes La cliente de la marchande de légumes   See fewer
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Patrick Bonnel
Le boucher Le boucher   See fewer
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Charlotte Bonnet
La femme chauffeur de taxi La femme chauffeur de taxi   See fewer
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Jean Champion
Le chauffeur de taxi / Taxi driver Le chauffeur de taxi / Taxi driver   See fewer
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Emmanuelle Chaulet
La secrétaire de Gauthier / Secretary of Gauthier La secrétaire de Gauthier / Secretary of Gauthier   See fewer
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Pierre Decazes
Le garagiste Le garagiste   See fewer
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Tony Dias
Valentina Valentina   See fewer
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Guillaume Farny
Bateman Bateman   See fewer
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Georges Fricker
Roxy Darcel, le compagnon de Terry Roxy Darcel, le compagnon de Terry   See fewer
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Alain Fromager
L'étudiant dans le bureau de Gauthier L'étudiant dans le bureau de Gauthier   See fewer
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François-Eric Gendron
Lionel Cohn-Martin Lionel Cohn-Martin   See fewer
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Raphaëline Goupilleau
L'étudiante dans le bureau de Gauthier L'étudiante dans le bureau de Gauthier   See fewer
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Isabelle Habiague
La jeune femme qui chante La jeune femme qui chante   See fewer
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Lucienne Hamon
Mme Roget / Mrs. Roget Mme Roget / Mrs. Roget   See fewer
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Peter Hudson
Le Spectre Le Spectre   See fewer
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Jean Prévôt
Un vieux villageois Un vieux villageois   See fewer
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Anne Roussel
La jeune femme fatiguée / The tired woman La jeune femme fatiguée / The tired woman   See fewer
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Ludivine Sagnier
La petite fille de la place du village La petite fille de la place du village   See fewer
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Agnès Seelinger
La domestique du manoir La domestique du manoir   See fewer
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Gisèle Soban
Elektra Elektra   See fewer
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Anne Teyssèdre
La jeune femme dans le bureau de Gauthier La jeune femme dans le bureau de Gauthier   See fewer
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Nicolas Trong
Le jeune homme dans l'avion Le jeune homme dans l'avion   See fewer
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Isabelle Turpault
Catwoman Catwoman   See fewer
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Michel Weinstadt
Corto Maltese Corto Maltese   See fewer
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Isabelle Wolfe
Laureline (as Isabelle Canet-Wolfe) Laureline (as Isabelle Canet-Wolfe)   See fewer
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Abbes Zahmani
Le Concombre Masqué (as Abbas Zahmani-Habib) Le Concombre Masqué (as Abbas Zahmani-Habib)   See fewer
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5.6 / 10 | 513 votes