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Start the Revolution Without Me was a 1970 comedy starring Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland. The film was about two sets of twins (one born from aristocrats, the other from peasants) that undergo a bizarre switch at birth after the doctor delivering them confuses the two sets; he switches one twin in each pair so each couple will get at least one of their own children. Years later, on the eve of the French Revolution, hilarity ensues as each pair plays a role in the upcoming events.

Orson Welles introduces and narrates the film, which was produced and directed by Bud Yorkin just before he and executive producer Norman Lear created TV's All in The Family.


This film provides examples of the following tropes:

 Philippe: And what is the reward for this treachery?

Escargot: Half of France.

Philippe: Hmm. (Beat) And for my brother?

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