Wow, haven't posted anything for ages, so forgive me if this has already been posted...
I watched Joyeuses Paques the other day, a 1984 Belmondo movie I hadn't watched for almost 15 years. It is fun, I laughed a lot. It features a very young Sophie Marceau, more beatiful than ever (including, naturally, TWINE). In the film, there were a couple of reference to Belmondo's character thinking he's 007, but other than that, plot-wise, there is no resemblance.
However, one could not miss that the car chase sequences were almost identical to those of AVTAK, which was released one year later, including a car split in half as a result of a crash. Because of this resemblance, I checked the end credits and found out that Remy Julienne was the car stunt co-ordinator.
The thesis of this post, therefore, is: did the producers watch this movie and decided to copy it for the Paris chase sequence in AVTAK?
What do you think? Has anyone here watched it and knows what I'm talking about?
Below is the imdb link to it: