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Release Date:
3 October 1980 (Italy) See more »
Three episodes. First Valerio is mistaken for a notorious criminal. Very beautiful journalists succeed... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Pippo Franco ... Giuseppe Mazzarella

Edwige Fenech ... Amalia
Renato Pozzetto ... Plinio Carlozzi
Lino Banfi ... Pugliese
Patrizia Garganese ... Rosalia
Glauco Onorato ... Duilio Mencacci
Enzo Robutti ... Commissario Milanese
Gianfranco Barra
Sandro Ghiani ... Saruzzo
Dagmar Lassander ... Mara Mencacci
Salvatore Borghese ... Alfio
Guerrino Crivello
Luciano Crovato
Elio Crovetto
Carlo Demi
Dino Emanuelli
Valerio Isidori
Luigi Leoni
Jessica Leri
Sofia Lombardo
Renzo Marignano
Marcello Martana
Gino Pagnani
Franca Scagnetti ... Mamma di Rosalia
Luca Sportelli
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valentino Simeoni ... Uomo del catering al fiume
Calogero Azzaretto ... Parente siciliano (uncredited)
Salvatore Baccaro ... (uncredited)
Alfonso Giganti ... Restaurant customer (uncredited)
Anna Kanakis ... Giovane Nuda Sul Letto (uncredited)
Mimmo Poli ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Sergio Martino 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Franco Castellano  (as Castellano)
Giuseppe Moccia  (as Pipolo)

Produced by
Luciano Martino .... producer
Original Music by
Detto Mariano 
Cinematography by
Giancarlo Ferrando 
Film Editing by
Eugenio Alabiso 
Art Direction by
Adriana Bellone 
Costume Design by
Silvio Laurenzi 
Makeup Department
Paolo Franceschi .... hair stylist
Marcello Meniconi .... makeup artist
Franco Schioppa .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Renato Angiolini .... production supervisor
Sergio Borelli .... production manager
Francesco Fantacci .... production manager
Evi Farinelli .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maria Pia Rocco .... assistant director
Art Department
Vincenzo De Camillis .... assistant production designer
Adriano Tiberi .... property master
Sound Department
Danilo Moroni .... sound mixer
Tullio Petricca .... boom operator
Remo Ugolinelli .... sound
Special Effects by
Paolo Ricci .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruno Cascio .... assistant camera
Giuseppina di Cola .... still photographer
Matt Giordano .... key grip (as Matteo Giordano)
Enrico Lucidi .... camera operator
Armando Moreschini .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Clary Mirolo .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Silvana Di Legge .... assistant editor
Teresa Negozio .... assistant editor
Other crew
Salvatore Borghese .... weapons master
Mirella Malatesta .... production secretary (as Mirella Roy Malatesta)
Raffaello Saragò .... administrator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Zucchero, miele e peperoncino" - Italy (original title)
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110 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Sound Mix:

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Referenced in Il tassinaro (1983)See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Carry on up the courthouse, 6 October 2003
Author: Chip_douglas from Rijswijk, ZH, Netherlands

Some of the funniest stars of Italian comedies of the seventies team up with their favorite leading lady, but most of them don't share any scenes together. You see, `Zucchero, miele e peperoncino' does not bother to weave it's sub-plots together, but simply presents three separate stories. A framework sequence in a courthouse keeps the whole thing together. Three crimes of passion are unveiled in a series of colorful flashbacks;

First up is Valerio Milanese (Lino Banfi), who somehow gets mistaken for a notorious criminal. An eager journalist (Edwige Fenech) lures him to her house for an exclusive interview. This being Fenech, she takes off her top to induce him to tell her about his crimes. Lino Banfi was born to play this kind of lustful character, and Edwige Fenech always deserves an extra point.

7 out of 10

The next defendant is Guiseppe Mazzarella (Pippo Franco), a man so down on his luck he can't even successfully commit suicide. Through various mishaps, he finally gets a job as a maid. After all, every Italian comedy has to feature at least one man in drag. Nobody suffers better than Pippo Franco, but unfortunately this segment does drag on a bit to long.

5 out of 10

In the third and final case, Plinio Carlozzi (Renato Pozzetto) starts a one-man taxi company and loves his cab as if it were a woman. Even when he gets involved with the kidnapping of a young woman and a big chase, his only concern is for his one true love. This segment focuses on another very important theme in Italian culture: the car. Renato Pozzetto loves to play quirky idiots and it shows.

6 out of 10

Usually in these kind of sex farces, the protagonists start of as losers and remain so to the end. This time however, all three end up with the girl, but they have to suffer a lot of pain none the less. If you are a fan of the `Carry on' movies, or sex comedies from the seventies in particular, you'll love `Zucchero, miele e peperoncino'. In 1982 followed a sequel of sorts, `Ricchi, Ricchissimi, praticament in mutande', featuring three new capers with the same actors in the same courthouse.

Average: 6 out of 10

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