Johnny Stecchino

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Johnny Stecchino

sicily, italy gangster fool bus driver femme fatale mafia falling in love sicilian mafia doppelgänger

Johnny Stecchino

Release Date: October 24, 1991

Year    :   1991
Slogan    :   «Sometimes a banana is just a banana!»
Genres    :   Comedy
Production Companies    :   Silvio Berlusconi Communications, Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica, Penta Films
Director    :   Roberto Benigni
Producers    :   Mario Cecchi Gori, Vittorio Cecchi Gori
Writers    :   Roberto Benigni, Vincenzo Cerami
RunTime    :   102 mins.

Good hearted but not very wordly-wise, Dante is happy driving the school bus for a group of mentally handicapped children, while feeling he is somehow missing out on life and love. So he is very excited when after nearly being knocked down by her car he meets Maria, who seems immediately enamoured of him. He is soon invited to her sumptuous Palermo villa, little suspecting that this is part of a plot. He bears an amazing likeness to Maria's stool-pigeon gangster husband and it would be convenient for them if the mobster, in the shape of Dante, was seen to be dead and buried.

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