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Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)
"I soliti ignoti" (original title)

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A motley quintet of inept small-time thieves bungle the burglary of a local pawnshop in this Italian farce.

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Memmo Carotenuto ...
Rossana Rory ...
Norma
Carla Gravina ...
Nicoletta
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Carmelina
Carlo Pisacane ...
Tiberio Murgia ...
Gina Rovere ...
Teresa - la moglie di Tiberio
Gina Amendola ...
Mario's 'Madre'
Elvira Tonelli ...
Assunta
Elena Fabrizi ...
Signora Ada (as Elisa Fabrizi)
Pasquale Misiano ...
Massimo
Renato Terra ...
Eladio
Aldo Trifiletti ...
Fernando - portinaio
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Storyline

Peppe, formerly a boxer, organizes the break-in of a pawnshop. Tiberio, an unemployed photographer, Mario, a receiver, the Sicilian Michele and Capannelle, an ex-jockey, are the other members of the gang. Though they are advised by Dante, a retired burglar, the task is not so easy... Written by Yepok

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Big Deal on Madonna Street  »

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Premiere voted this movie as one of "The 50 Greatest Comedies Of All Time" in 2006. See more »

Quotes

Tiberio: Stealing is a serious profession. You need serious people, not people like you. All you can do at your best is work.
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Great comedy
20 September 1999 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This film is a great parody on the influencial film 'RIFIFI'.The cast consists simply of the greatest stars of Italian cinema:Gassman,Mastroianni,Toto,Cardinale. You won't find any film nowadays which comes even close to this one. A must see for everyone who likes to laugh.


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