An Italian laborer (Nino Manfredi) foils anyone who tries to stop him from selling espresso on the Milan-to-Naples train.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story) | 3 more credits »
Reviews
3 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war, full of illusions, they settle down. The movie is a the story of the life of ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Vittorio Gassman, Stefania Sandrelli
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Three Italian have to move from their current city to vote to local elections elsewhere. Pasquale is an Italian emigrant living in Munich (Germany). He has to vote in Matera, Basilicata (... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Verdone
Stars: Carlo Verdone, Elena Fabrizi, Irina Sanpiter
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Benedetto is a child who came out of an accident uninjured on his first communion's day. The people of his village attribute that to a miracle and made him undergo a strict religious ... See full summary »

Director: Nino Manfredi
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Lionel Stander, Delia Boccardo
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Italian immigrant Nino steadfastly tries to become a member of Swiss Society no matter how awful his situation becomes.

Director: Franco Brusati
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Anna Karina, Paolo Turco
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Four generations of a family live crowded together in a cardboard shantytown shack in the squalor of inner-city Rome. They plan to murder each other with poisoned dinners, arson, etc. The ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Maria Luisa Santella, Francesco Anniballi
Il vedovo (1959)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Alberto Nardi (Alberto Sordi) is a Roman businessman who fancies himself a man of great capabilities, but whose factory (producing lifts and elevators) teeters perennially on the brink of ... See full summary »

Director: Dino Risi
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Franca Valeri, Livio Lorenzon
Made in Italy (1965)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of Italians take a flight to Sweden - but among them there are the tourists, and the immigrants. Two bourgeois couples choose a typical Italian restaurant by its name, 'La Trattoria... See full summary »

Director: Nanni Loy
Stars: Renzo Marignano, Claudio Gora, Marina Berti
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A motley quintet of inept small-time thieves bungle the burglary of a local pawnshop in this Italian farce.

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Antonio Buonocore, portiere di condominio, entra in possesso dei clichès per fabbricare banconote false. Convince gli amici Lo Turco e Cardone e si mettono all'opera. Quando decidono, però,... See full summary »

Director: Camillo Mastrocinque
Stars: Totò, Peppino De Filippo, Giulia Rubini
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Former high school friends meet for a party after 15 years, only to discover that much of the innocence and friendship is gone.

Director: Carlo Verdone
Stars: Carlo Verdone, Nancy Brilli, Christian De Sica
Adventure | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A group of misfits, headed by an incompetent knight named Brancaleone, set out to reach the small town of Aurocastro so that their leader can take possession of the fief.

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Catherine Spaak, Folco Lulli
Borotalco (1982)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Sergio Benvenuti finds job as musical agent in an important Italian publisher. This could be his final step before to marry Rossella. But his career does not rise, so he asks Nadia Vandelli... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Verdone
Stars: Carlo Verdone, Eleonora Giorgi, Christian De Sica
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Michele Abbagnano
...
Ispettore capo Ministero
Vittorio Caprioli ...
Improta, un borsaiolo
Vittorio Mezzogiorno ...
Amitrano, altro borsaiolo
Marzio Honorato ...
Ferdinando
Gigi Reder ...
Antonio Cammarota
Luigi Basagaluppi ...
Vigorito, il controllore
Marisa Laurito ...
Liberata
Vittorio Marsiglia ...
Picone, l'affarista
Maurizio Micheli ...
Il ragioniere
Clara Colosimo ...
Valmarana, l'affarista
Silvio Spaccesi ...
Sanguigno, controllore
Giovanni Piscopo ...
Figlio di Michele, detto Cazzillo
Gerardo Scala ...
Scognamilio, controllore
Leo Gullotta ...
Imbastaro
Edit

Storyline

An Italian laborer (Nino Manfredi) foils anyone who tries to stop him from selling espresso on the Milan-to-Naples train.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

After "Bread and Chocolate" comes Dessert... Nino Manfredi in Café Express

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 February 1980 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Café Express  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Coffee service in train
21 December 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Manfredi stars in this top-notch Italian comedy about a charming flim-flam man's attempts to aid his ailing son, outwitting the dim-witted police in the process. A lovable, compassionate portrait by Italy's most inventive comedy director, Nanni Loy.

My vote: 9/10


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How to legally buy Caffe Express in Belgium engelst
Discuss Café Express (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?