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Avanti! (1972)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  17 December 1972 (USA)
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A successful businessman goes to Italy to arrange for the return of his tycoon-father's body only to discover dad died with his mistress of long standing.

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Carlo Carlucci
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J.J. Blodgett
Gianfranco Barra ...
Bruno
Franco Angrisano ...
Arnoldo Trotta
Pippo Franco ...
Mattarazzo
Franco Acampora ...
Armando Trotta
Giselda Castrini ...
Anna
Raffaele Mottola ...
Passport Officer
Lino Coletta ...
Cipriani
Harry Ray ...
Dr. Fleischmann
Guidarino Guidi ...
Maitre D'
Giacomo Rizzo ...
Barman
Antonino Faà di Bruno ...
Concierge (as Antonino Faa' Di Bruno)
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Storyline

Baltimore industrialist Wendell Armbruster crosses paths with London shop girl Pamela Piggott when they come to Ischia to pick up the bodies of her mother and his father, who have been killed in an automobile accident after a ten-year summertime affair. Straitlaced Wendell tries to avoid a scandal while free-spirited Pamela is impressed by the romantic setting. After some confusion with the bodies and a blackmail attempt by unscrupulous locals, Wendell and Pamela extend their parent's affair into the next generation. Written by alfiehitchie

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Comedy | Romance

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17 December 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Аванти!  »

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Budget:

$2,750,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 530,716 (Sweden)
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Trivia

Juliet Mills gained 25 pounds within 6 weeks to take on the role of Pamela Piggott. See more »

Goofs

As the "US Navy" helicopter takes off near the end of the movie, a look to the underside of the stabilizer reveals the Italian roundel. See more »

Quotes

J.J. Blodgett: I don't object to foreigners speaking a foreign language. I just wish they'd all speak the same foreign language.
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Senza Fine
Written by Gino Paoli
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Lovely story, nice to see !
30 August 1999 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

At the 70s, people took much more care of the characters than today !! It is not a comedy where you can laugh aloud. But you have a smile on your face all the time you watch this movie ! In a way, this movie makes you happy !! Especially Jack Lemmon is a great actor !!


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