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Fracchia la belva umana (1981)

The world's greatest criminal and the world greatest loser share the same face... now they'll share the same life!




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paolo Villaggio ...
Lino Banfi ...
Commissario Auricchio
Anna Mazzamauro ...
Signorina Corvino
Sandro Ghiani ...
De Simone
Antonio Allocca ...
Ufficiale dei Carabinieri
Jole Silvani ...
Palmira (as Iole Silvani)
Fiammetta Baralla ...
Cicciona che fa footing
Ugo Bologna ...
Direttore della banca
Giulio Farnese ...
Controllore dell'Aldilà
Renzo Rinaldi ...
Colonnello dei Carabinieri
Renato Cecchetto ...
Comandante della Digos
Roberto Della Casa ...
Massimo Boldi ...
Gigi Reder ...
Madre della Belva Umana


Giandomenico Fracchia must be the world greatest loser: his colleagues at the chocolate factory make fun of him, his boss harrasses him, the woman he loves hates him... and things are going to be even worse! Fracchia is the lookalike of the Belva Umana (the Human Beast), the most dangerous criminal in the world. Because of this, he manages to get arrested (and heavily questioned) three times in one night. He is given a special safe-conduct by the police, but when he returns back home the Belva Umana is waiting for him... Written by Micio Nero

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Comedy | Family





Release Date:

22 December 1981 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Der doppelte Held  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of the most well known scene of the movie, where commissario Auricchio (played by Lino Banfi) sing the song "Benvenuti a sti frocioni" was ad-libbed by the actor surprising even the actors and the guitar player in the scene. See more »


Commissario Auricchio: Cara belva umana
Giandomenico Fracchia: Sì
Commissario Auricchio: Adesso per te, saranno volatili per diabetici
Giandomenico Fracchia: Mah... è un quiz?
Commissario Auricchio: Saranno cazzi amari!
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Followed by Fracchia Vs. Dracula (1985) See more »

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so many laughs
28 April 2006 | by (Rome, Italy) – See all my reviews

Villaggio plays Fracchia, nice man cursed by bad luck (very much like Fantozzi). He is like a twin to a dangerous criminal, La Belva Umana, who changes identity with him.

The cast includes other icons of Italian comedy of the 70s and 80s, like Lino Banfi who, Francesco Salvi and Massimo Boldi, all very funny in their respective roles.

But the biggest laughs come in the scenes with Gigi Reder who plays the loving and caring (too much loving and caring) mother of the Belva. In those scenes you see a lot of Italian mother-son relationship, obviously under the lens of great satyr and wit.

Don't miss this movie, together with the first movies on Fantozzi.

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