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  • Awesome Music: Ever thought about blending klezmer music and Bavarian brass music? Vladimir Cosma did it.
  • Critic-Proof: The film was very successful at the box office upon release in France in 1982 (second in total for the year, behind E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial). A very acclaimed film, Jacques Demy's Une Chambre en Ville (A Room in Town), came out at the same time and flopped. 23 critics associated themselves to publish an article in Telerama magazine in which they panned Ace of Aces, accusing it of being "engineered for success" and of "stealing tickets" to A Room in Town. Jean-Paul Belmondo answered to them that he didn't accuse James Bond of stealing his movie tickets when Stavisky underperformed against The Man with the Golden Gun in 1974.
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