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Il giocattolo (1979)

 |  Drama  |  21 February 1979 (Italy)
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A meek book-keeper (Vittorio) brings on his squallid life, which is interrupetd when he becomes friend with a policeman (Sauro). Vittorio is introduced to gun shooting, and appears to be ... See full summary »

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Vittorio Barletta
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Ada Barletta
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Nicola Griffo
Olga Karlatos ...
Laura Griffo
Pamela Villoresi ...
Patrizia Griffo
Carlo Bagno ...
Un secondino
Renato Scarpa ...
Giuliano
Luciano Catenacci ...
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Rodolfo Marcenaro ...
Franco
Nanni Massa ...
Fabrizio
Arnaldo Ninchi ...
Sergio
Margherita Horowitz ...
Proprietaria della pizzeria
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Mario Cecchi ...
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A meek book-keeper (Vittorio) brings on his squallid life, which is interrupetd when he becomes friend with a policeman (Sauro). Vittorio is introduced to gun shooting, and appears to be very gifted. This fact gives a shake to his dull existence, but when he gets in trouble with gangsters, he'll regret the past. Written by Stefano Bartolozzi <stefano@sbcweb.com>

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The italian 'Taxi Driver'
21 August 1999 | by (Roma, IT) – See all my reviews

An excellent dramatic movie featuring the great Nino Manfredi. Indeed, between 'Il giocattolo' (literally 'the toy') and 'Taxi driver' there are big differences, but also one common ground: how a man entrapped in a boring life is fascinated by guns and tries to fight his way out. The italian film is more dramatic and pessimistic. Both are excellent movies. I suppose it is nearly impossible for americans to see this one, anyway, if you ever get a chance...


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