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Sugar, Honey and Pepper (1980)

Zucchero, miele e peperoncino (original title)
Three episodes. First Valerio is mistaken for a notorious criminal. Very beautiful journalists succeed to bring him to her house for an exclusive interview. She tries to seduce him. Second.... See full summary »

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Pippo Franco ...
Giuseppe Mazzarella
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Amalia
Renato Pozzetto ...
Plinio Carlozzi
Lino Banfi ...
Pugliese
Patrizia Garganese ...
Rosalia
Glauco Onorato ...
Duilio Mencacci
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Commissario Milanese
Gianfranco Barra
Sandro Ghiani ...
Saruzzo
Dagmar Lassander ...
Mara Mencacci
Salvatore Borghese ...
Alfio (as Sal Borgese)
Guerrino Crivello
Luciano Crovato
Elio Crovetto
Carlo Demi
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Three episodes. First Valerio is mistaken for a notorious criminal. Very beautiful journalists succeed to bring him to her house for an exclusive interview. She tries to seduce him. Second. Guiseppe, an unlucky and ugly man, gets a job as a maid. His mistress falls in love for him. Third. Plinio is a taxi driver who loves his cab above all. But at one point he is involved with the kidnapping of a woman. Written by 1felco

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3 October 1980 (Italy)  »

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Azúcar y miel  »

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 75659 delivered on 26-9-1980. See more »

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Referenced in Il tassinaro (1983) See more »

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Zucchero, miele e peperoncino
Lyrics by A. Lo Vecchio
Music by Detto Mariano (as M. Detto)
Performed by del Gruppo Clown
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What do you get when you mix Sugar, Honey and Pepper?
29 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

You get a mix of three different flavors, and that's pretty much what happens with this 3-part Italian comedy which tries three different comedic approaches, one for each story: the first (about a hapless man who gets mistaken for a serial killer) is the "sex comedy", largely due to the presence of Edwige Fenech as a kung-fu newspaper reporter (!). Not great, but funnier (and tamer) than her usual similar fare. The second (about a poor unemployed man who is forced by circumstances to dress up as a woman and work as a housemaid) is the "socially conscious comedy". Taken literally this story is of course stupid, but its absurdity has an underlying sadness to it, and the subject is still topical. The third (about a taxi driver who works by his own rules and gets involved in the kidnapping of a young girl) is the "slapstick comedy". It has some funny parts, but it gets overextended. Overall, if this mix of different styles sounds interesting to you, the film is probably worth a look. (**)


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