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Banana Joe (1982)

 |  Comedy  |  8 April 1982 (Italy)
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A man is living happily on an island with his family, growing bananas. When a local mobster with an eye on man's property tries to take it from him, he must go to the town for the first time to get some help.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Banana Joe
Marina Langner ...
Dorianne
Mario Scarpetta ...
Manuel
Gianfranco Barra ...
Torcillo
Enzo Garinei ...
Engineer Moreno
Gunther Philipp ...
Sarto (as Gunter Philipp)
Giorgio Bracardi ...
Sergente Martino
Gisela Hahn ...
Woman in Perfume Advertisement (as Gisela Hann)
Nello Pazzafini ...
Torcillo's Truck Driver
Carlo Reali ...
Police Captain
Salvatore Basile ...
Police Officer (as Salvo Basile)
Edy Biagetti ...
Club's Manager
Giovanni Cianfriglia ...
Torcillo's Thug
Benito Pacifico ...
Torcillo's Thug
Sergio Smacchi ...
Torcillo's Thug
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Storyline

A man is living happily on an island with his family, growing bananas. When a local mobster with an eye on man's property tries to take it from him, he must go to the town for the first time to get some help.

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He's big, he's funny, he's... Banana Joe. You'll love him!

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Comedy

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8 April 1982 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Baba Joe  »

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Trivia

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During the truck racing scene, obvious miniatures are used for the off-road crash shots. See more »

Connections

References Candid Camera (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Believe
(uncredited)
Written by Guido De Angelis and Maurizio De Angelis
Performed by Marina Langner
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Don't forget; cinema is about enjoyment...
18 May 2001 | by (RDL, Canada) – See all my reviews

And that's exactly what it is; pure bud enjoyment. OK, it's not a Fellini and in the stream of the ''big booted comedies'' Spencer and hill got us used with, this one fits perfectly. But look closer. Buffoons are never recognized to their full value. If Pedersoli was to play dramatic roles with the same intensity as the one he gives to his comedy characters to make us happy, he would have been one of the most recognized actor of the times. Unfortunately, in banana Joe people tend to see only the comedy part of the movie. But the satyr about the economic system and the bureaucracy is so delightful... I gave this movie a score of 7 for overall quality and intelligence in its credo. Thank you Mr. Pedersoli for having made the choice of becoming a comedian over a dramatist.


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