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12 April 1979 (Italy) See more »
Raffaele Capece, un insegnante di mandolino, fa il posteggiatore nei locali pubblici. Ha due guai incurabili... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Marcello Mastroianni ... Raffaele Capece

Ornella Muti ... Lucia Navarro
Renato Pozzetto ... Commissario Voghera

Michel Piccoli ... Victor Navarro
Zeudi Araya Cristaldi ... Elizabeth (as Zeudi Araya)

Capucine ... Suor Angela
Peppino De Filippo ... Natale Capece
Elena Fiore ... donna Filomena
Peppe Barra ... Giardino (as Giuseppe Barra)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ennio Antonelli
Mario Castaldi ... Disco-dancing man at nightclub
Armando Curcio
Nicola Di Gioia ... Asylum patient
Salvatore Furnari
Franco Iavarone ... Gregorio Sella
Giovanni Imparato
Gennarino Palumbo ... Suonatore ambulante
Franca Scagnetti ... Donna all'ospedale
Carlo Taranto
Natale Tulli ... Albino

Tomas Arana ... Walter Navarro (uncredited)
Maria De Sisti ... Asylum patient (uncredited)
Amedeo Salamon ... Priest in the asylum (uncredited)

Directed by
Sergio Corbucci 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Giuseppe Catalano 
Sabatino Ciuffini  screenplay
Sabatino Ciuffini  story
Elvio Porta 

Produced by
Paolo Infascelli .... associate producer
Achille Manzotti .... producer
Original Music by
Riz Ortolani 
Cinematography by
Luigi Kuveiller 
Film Editing by
Amedeo Salfa 
Art Direction by
Marco Dentici 
Set Decoration by
Mauro Passi 
Costume Design by
Wayne A. Finkelman  (as Wayne Finkelmann)
Makeup Department
Giuseppe Banchelli .... makeup artist
Mario Di Salvio .... makeup artist
Paolo Franceschi .... hair stylist
Production Management
Vivien Boden .... production supervisor
Vittorio Bucci .... production supervisor
Hermes Gallippi .... production supervisor
Elio Saroli .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Amanzio Todini .... assistant director
Sound Department
Romano Checcacci .... sound mixer
Rocco Roy Mangano .... sound
Riccardo Mioni .... stunts
Sergio Mioni .... stunt coordinator
Stefano Maria Mioni .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Annunziata .... assistant camera
Renato Palmieri .... assistant camera
Ubaldo Terzano .... camera operator
Gaetano Valle .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Raffaella Zita .... assistant editor
Luigi Zitta .... assistant editor (as Luigi Zita)
Music Department
Riz Ortolani .... conductor
Other crew
Franca Invernizzi .... script supervisor (as Franca Santi Invernizzi)

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Also Known As:
"Giallo napoletano" - Italy (original title)
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114 min
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Strange misfire, 3 February 2005
Author: gridoon

It's hard to know what kind of audience the people who made this film had in mind. Riz Ortolani's music, Marcello Mastroianni's naive but good-hearted character and the occasional gags seem to suggest a comedy, but the picture isn't funny enough to be a comedy. The plot (which you will need a scorecard to keep straight, and even then you'll probably fail) and the original Italian title seem to indicate a thriller, but it's not thrilling enough to be a thriller. It has a good cast (including Ornella Muti, who is literally "dreamily beautiful" here - you can barely believe that a woman so beautiful is real and not just a dream), but it wastes it in insignificant roles. Out of respect for these actors, and for one funny scene with Marcello and a beefy hood who's forcing him to walk up some stairs, I give this film ** out of 4.

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