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25 December 1985 (Italy) See more »
Tiberio esce di galera dopo venti anni e trova la situazione all'esterno molto cambiata: la moglie si è messa con un altro... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Marcello Mastroianni ... Tiberio
Tiberio Murgia ... Ferribotte

Clelia Rondinella ... Marisa
Giorgio Gobbi ... Brunino
Gina Rovere ... Teresa
Francesco De Rosa ... Augusto
Alessandra Panelli ... La moglie di Augusto

Alessandro Gassman ... Walter
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ... Il giovane elegante
Pasquale Africano ... Primo calabrese
Rita Savagnone ... La sorella di Ferribotte
Concetta Barra ... La signora Italia

Vittorio Gassman ... Peppe il pantera
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohamed Badrsalem ... Il portiere dell'Atlantic (as Salem Badr)
Luciano Bonanni ... Il detenuto anziano
Victor Cavallo ... Un cameriere dell'Atlantic
Nicola Di Gioia ... Giocatore di briscola
Aurelio Egidi ... Guardia carceraria
Ennio Fantastichini ... Domenico
Mario Maffei ... Il meccanico
Angelo Mammetti ... Il contrabbandiere
Gianpaolo Penco ... Secondo calabrese
Mimmo Poli ... Cesare
Franca Scagnetti ... Erminia
Natale Tulli ... Asdrubale Capone

Directed by
Amanzio Todini 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Suso Cecchi D'Amico 
Agenore Incrocci 
Amanzio Todini 

Produced by
Carlo Cucchi .... producer
Silvia D'Amico Bendico .... producer
Cinematography by
Pasqualino De Santis 
Film Editing by
Ruggero Mastroianni 
Art Direction by
Emilio Baldelli 
Set Decoration by
Roberto Granieri 
Costume Design by
Andrea Viotti 
Production Management
Nicola Venditti .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Valerio Giannetti .... assistant director
Donatella Maiorca .... assistant director
Sound Department
Italo Cameracanna .... foley artist
Italo Cameracanna .... sound effects editor
Alberto Doni .... sound mixer
Edmondo Gintili .... foley recordist
Edmondo Gintili .... sound effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Eraldo Barbona .... grip
Francesco Brescini .... electrician
Roberto De Nigris .... assistant camera
Music Department
Bruno Moretti .... conductor

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Also Known As:
"I soliti ignoti vent'anni dopo" - Italy (original title)
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99 min | Argentina:100 min
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
I can see why no one had bothered to review this title yet., 10 January 2013
Author: maybe730 from Orlando, Florida

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

'Big Deal After 20 Years' starts off with a brief clip of the final frame from the first film, 'Big Deal on Madonna Street'. Tiberio at the end of that one was heading to prison as a free man to pick up his kid who was visiting his inmate wife. I haven't seen the second one but this one, the third and last one, starts with Tiberio getting ready for his release. He's determined to go straight when Peppe, from the previous movies, tries to draw him into a scam involving sneaking contraband money across the border to Yugoslavia. In addition to Tiberio and Peppe, Ferribotte (who now lives with his overbearing daughter) and Tiberio's Wife are the only others from the previous films. Tiberio is also introduced to a doctor who is the son of Dante Crociani (the equipment supplier in the first movie) but instead pinches an elderly patient's cheeks saying 'I remember you when you were a little boy' before being corrected. That's the type of humor this film has when it has any.

The first 25 minutes involve Tiberio's release and discovery that his wife is now with a big furry guy paying the rent and she sold his photography equipment. So Tiberio sleeps in a Peugeot junk yard where his house used to be. To make money he steals flowers from a cemetery but they instantly wilt when he tries to sell them. And then he meets with his mopey son who tells him he's not into women but when asked if he's ever slept with a man he states 'Never!' Tiberio changes his mind and tries to get Peppe to take him into his currency trafficking plan, even dressing as a woman to try and fool him. Peppe's been running a low-level poker game out of a dive motel and sleeps on a cot in the bathroom. After Peppe gets sick, Tiberio spearheads the "plan" and the movie turns into a minor road trip flick. And I lost interest. Nothing much really happens and there aren't enough bits of good dialogue to carry it. They travel with a young single mother with a crazy ex and an old woman who watches soap operas all the time.

There wasn't much plot, humor, character development that made any sense, or general reason why this film was made. My attention wandered many times but all the same it's not terrible. There are some cute moments but sometimes it's too silly and others too dull. I tried to watch it removed from the fantastic first film but it didn't help much. The end is incredibly nonsensical with a pointless murder abruptly leading to the credits rolling and it summed up my feelings about the movie pretty well. What was the point?

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