Start the Revolution Without Me PG

Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland star as two sets of twins mixed up at birth -- one raised as an aristocrat, and the other as a peasant.
Start the Revolution Without Me
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 25, 2011
  • Originally Released: 1970
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • PCM Mono - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 6


User Ratings: 1,232
Rating: 3.5/5 -- When at its best, it's easy to understand its cult status. Full Review
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Nov 7, 2002
Rating: B- -- The film flopped at the box office, but years later scored as a cult hit on video when Wilder's popularity grew. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Oct 5, 2016
Rating: 4/5 -- Seems like a Mel Brooks farce, but it's a Yorkin! Pretty zany.
Kansas City Kansan
Oct 16, 2004

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Produced and directed by comedy veteran Bud Yorkin, Start the Revolution Without Me broke ground for a comedy revolution. It takes the tumultuous "let them eat cake" days of the French Revolution and gives everyone a figurative pie in the face. Two sets of twins are mismatched at birth so that years later, each set will have one Gene Wilder and one Donald Sutherland. One set grows up to be aristocratic swashbucklers; the other set are peasants. In a hilarious fluke of fate, they crisscross across classes.

Product Description:

Two sets of mismatched twins--one pair ruling class and the other peasant--unexpectedly cross paths during the height of the French Revolution. A charming farce in the tradition of the great costume films of the 30's and 40's.

Plot Synopsis:

Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland join comedic forces in this satirical farce set during the French Revolution.
A pair of commoner brothers are confused for a royal set of twins, whom they perfectly resemble. The first, raggedy duo finds itself ordered to aid King Louis XVI in his attempts to curb the shenanigans of Marie Antoinette and Duke d'Escargot.
This mistaken-identity crisis is but one link in a long chain of whimsical adventures and derring-do.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: February 4, 1970
  • Orson Welles' appearance was added after the film was completed.
  • Filmed on location in France.
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  • UPC: 883316397237
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