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The Taming of the Scoundrel (1980)

Il bisbetico domato (original title)
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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(as Castellano), (as Pipolo)

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(as Castellano), (as Pipolo) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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 De Buono ...
Vittorio (as Nicola Del Buono)
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)  »

Also Known As:

O Solteirão Amansado  »

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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 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) See more »

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Innamorata, incavolata a vita
Performed by Adriano Celentano
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one of the best foreign comedies,i couldnt stop laughing !!
7 December 2002 | by (upstate New York) – See all my reviews

well first let me say i like adriano celentano and his movies at all. he plays awesome in his movies,he plays the super macho and he did his job very good,really.i dont know if this movie is available in english,as for myself i saw it when i was on vacation in germany and i loved it.i watched all the other "celentanos" and he´s the best,really. if you like 80´s comedies and your able to understand any language in which it was released,you shouldnt stop waiting.A+++


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