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The Taming of the Scoundrel (1980)
"Il bisbetico domato" (original title)

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A grouchy farmer, known around his small Italian town as being wonderful to his employees, but driving everyone else away, is in for a surprise when a beautiful girl from the city, ends up ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adriano Celentano ...
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Lisa Silvestri
Edith Peters ...
Mamie
Pippo Santonastaso ...
Don Cirillo
Milly Carlucci ...
Renata
Sandro Ghiani ...
Benzinaio
Nicola Del Buono ...
Vittorio
Vincenzo De Toma ...
Contadino malato
Jimmy il Fenomeno ...
Campagnolo
Elena Mari
Angela Mainardi
Guido Spadea ...
Ragioniere
Marco Columbro ...
Guidatore del camioncino
Gianni Coletto ...
Nipote di Mamie
Massimo Mirani
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A grouchy farmer, known around his small Italian town as being wonderful to his employees, but driving everyone else away, is in for a surprise when a beautiful girl from the city, ends up on his stoop due to car troubles on a rainy night.

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20 December 1980 (Italy)  »

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A makrancos pasas  »

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ITL 2,120,000,000 (Italy)
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The carpet on Lisa's "sick room" was fake. It was just painted on the floor to accomplish the stunt where Lisa's bed gets pulled out of the room with a tractor. See more »

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Version of Deliver Us from Eva (2003) See more »

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Innamorata, incavolata a vita
Performed by Adriano Celentano
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Pretty Celentano movie
28 October 2005 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

"Il bisbetico domato" ("The taming of the Scoundrel") contains in the title a reference to Shakespeare's work "The taming of the shrew"... That's all, because the film has no other connection with the English author.

A rich farmer is well known for being very unkind. He's misanthropic, misogynous and cantankerous. Until he meets by chance a gorgeous girl...

The movie is a typical tailored story for Adriano Celentano, one of the biggest Italian music stars -he's hugely popular in German speaking countries and in the Eastern Europe as well. "Il bisbetico domato" is not a musical, and it is directed by the couple Castellano & Pipolo (authors of many Celentano flicks). It stars beautiful diva Ornella Muti.

The film is fine and funny, although not a cinematic monument. It's just a pretty film, with humor and without big inventions. Certainly we laugh, but above all we watch it because of the main actors -the couple works very well. At the time of its release the picture was, as usual, a smash hit in Italy.

I think you can really appreciate these movies, first, if you're a Celentano fan. I also think you should see them in the Italian version only -because the singer/showman has a peculiar voice and a way of telling the lines you'd completely miss with the translation.


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