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24 Absolutely Ridiculous Foreign Posters for American Movies

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A simple movie poster says a lot. You can typically figure out the film's genre, its biggest stars, and maybe even its plot. However, when an American film travels abroad, those countries are responsible for making their own movie posters. Here is a collection of the craziest international posters for US movies.

Let’s face it, people from Poland and France share different sensibilities than most Americans. We can see this from two telling international movie posters. The French movie marketing team decided that a totally nude picture of Harvey Keitel would be the best way to sell Bad Lieutenant. And the Polish (who are known for coming up with some crazy movie posters) felt they could bring audiences in to see The Fly by using a poster featuring a bearded, animated “fly” puking.

Some of these posters even hilariously change the name of the movie. In Argentina, "Vaseline is the word." Others on this list of craziest foreign posters for US movies are very misleading. Who knew that King Kong wrestled sharks or that C-3PO practiced martial arts? However, the Cujo poster from Ghana may be the best of all... 

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    Photo: 20th Century Fox

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    Photo: Paramount Pictures

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  • The Big Lebowski - Poland
    Photo: Gramercy Pictures

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  • Bad Lieutenant - France
    Photo: Aries Films

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