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Four Times that Night (1972) More at IMDbPro »Quante volte... quella notte (original title)

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Four Times that Night -- John and Tina meet in a park, go out on a date.Tina's new dress badly torn apart, and John's forehead bosts suspicous scratches. Three different people, John, Tina, and a doorman, give three seperate and different perspectives.


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Guido Leoni (dialogue)
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Release Date:
April 1975 (USA) See more »
The title is suggestive...The movie is hilarious...Rated R for uproarious!!!
John and Tina meet in a park one day. They immediately hit it off, go out on a date later that evening... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Daniela Giordano ... Tina Brandt

Brett Halsey ... Gianni Prada
Dick Randall ... The Janitor
Valeria Sabel ... Mrs. Sofia Brandt
Michael Hinz ... Rudy
Rainer Basedow ... Jack
Brigitte Skay ... Mumu
Calisto Calisti ... The Scientist
Pascale Petit ... Esmeralda
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marina Cavorgna ... The Bananas band member (uncredited)
Sante Lucerlini ... Duccio (uncredited)
Huguette Verton ... The Bananas band member (uncredited)

Directed by
Mario Bava 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Guido Leoni  dialogue
Mario Moroni  screenplay
Carl Ross  screenplay

Produced by
Zeljko Kunkera .... producer
Alfredo Leone .... producer
Claudio Rainis .... producer
Dick Randall .... producer
Original Music by
Coriolano Gori  (as Lallo Gori)
Cinematography by
Antonio Rinaldi 
Mario Bava (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Otello Colangeli 
Costume Design by
Makeup Department
Massimo De Rossi .... makeup artist
Lidia Puglia .... hair stylist
Production Management
Francesco Casati .... unit manager
Maurizio Maravidi .... unit manager
Virgilio Muzio .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lamberto Bava .... assistant director
Claudio Rainis .... assistant director
Art Department
Romeo Costantini .... set dresser
Andrea Crisanti .... set designer
Sound Department
Fausto Achilli .... sound mixer
Raul Montesanti .... sound
Sandro Occhetti .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Salvatore Caruso .... camera operator
Enrico Lucidi .... assistant camera
Carlo Tafani .... assistant camera
Other crew
Rosalba Scavia .... continuity
Pino Locchi .... voice dubbing: Brett Halsey (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Quante volte... quella notte" - Italy (original title)
"Four Times That Night" - , International (English title)
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83 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Italy:VM18 | UK:15 | USA:R

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When asked about this film in the late 1990s, Pascal Petit stated not having the slightest recall of having been working under Mario Bava's direction.See more »
Duccio:...and the girls were left in the living room. They were both magnificent, believe me! Either one could shorten your life by 10 years.See more »
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Best sex comedy ever?, 29 May 2005
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

It's ironic that Italian horror maestro Mario Bava might have made with this movie what is literally the best sex comedy ever. Not that that is saying a lot--American sex comedies generally range from awful to downright painful, and let's not even speak of British sex comedies. Italian and continental sex comedies are slightly better (but that may only be because they rarely bother to translate them to English so most of the lame jokes and wretched double entendres go over my head, and I just wait around for Edwige Fenech or whoever to take off her clothes again).

Since it was directed by the famed Mario Bava,this movie has been translated into English, but it has an intelligent, conceptual humor that really requires no translation. It's a comic variation on the Japanese melodrama "Rashomon" where a first date between a man and a woman is told from the very different perspectives of him, her, and the doorman. Of course, being a comedy there is no rape and murder as in "Rashomon", but simply a torn dress and scratched forehead. Also, where "Rashomon" eventually resolves the differing accounts with an objective fourth story, the fourth story here is told by a blowhard pop psychologist and is at least as implausible as the other three. The message here seems to be that the truth itself is subjective, which makes this more akin to "Last Year at Marienbad" than "Rashomon" (although it's a lot more fun than either). It's also very subversive--the doorman, for instance, interrupts his obviously very fabricated tale (involving lesbianism and swingers) at the worst times to clean his glasses or go get a pair of binoculars (to the hilarious chagrin of the lecherous milkman he's telling the story to).

The female lead is Daniela Giordano, a former Miss Italy. She was not nearly as ubiquitous in continental sex comedies as Edwige Fenech, but she's very memorable here. She is introduced to the audience bending over in a short skirt playing with her dog,"Coolie", so named she says because of his "coolie nose" (this is a joke people who only speak English might not get, but suffice it to say that Giordano has a really nice "coolie"). The male lead is Brett Halsey who appeared years later in several latter-day Lucio Fulci films. He's not quite as funny here, but at least this movie is SUPPOSED to be a comedy. Definitely recommended for Bava fans and non-Bava fans alike.

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