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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Action | Comedy

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8 April 1982 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Baba Joe  »

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Trivia

The name of the South American village was Amantido. Some of the movie was actually shot in South America in in Cartagena, Colombia, where a number of locals got to work on the picture as extras and background artists. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Police Captain: I don't know how you expect me to give you a license when you don't even know your surname, your father's name, your mother's name, your place of birth! It means you don't exist!
Banana Joe: I'm standing here right in front of you that means I must exist...
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Going Bananas (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Banana Joe
(uncredited)
Written by Guido De Angelis and Maurizio De Angelis
Performed by Guido De Angelis and Maurizio De Angelis (as Olimpio)
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nice movie.
9 July 2000 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Joe is a good man, that lives in a south American forest commercing bananas in surrounding villages. He doesn't have a surname, an identity document, a selling licence: this became a problem when local crime attempt to seize the bananas commerce of the state...... A good comedy, ironic (in the style of Corbucci), and with the usual iron punch of Bud Spencer! (here without his classic buddy Terence Hill).


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