MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 16,864 this week

The Sleazy Uncle (1989)
"Lo zio indegno" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  26 August 1989 (Italy)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 69 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10000 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Sleazy Uncle (1989)

The Sleazy Uncle (1989) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Sleazy Uncle.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Birds in Peru (1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Romain Gary
Stars: Jean Seberg, Maurice Ronet, Pierre Brasseur
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

When a group of isolated people in the Greek mountains set off a cave explosion, they are menaced by an invisible shrieking dinosaur that had been buried for eons.

Director: José Antonio Nieves Conde
Stars: James Philbrook, Arturo Fernández, Soledad Miranda
Malibu High (1979)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

When a high school senior is dumped by her boyfriend, her grades fall drastically...to avoid failing, she begins seducing her male teachers. Thus begins her downward spiral into drug ... See full summary »

Director: Irvin Berwick
Stars: Jill Lansing, Stuart Taylor, Katie Johnson
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Stuck in a dark limbo between life and death, a deceased soldier Nathan Rijckx collects shadows of dying men and women to buy back his own second chance at life. Obsessed by a girl he met ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Van Avermaet
Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Laura Verlinden, Peter van den Eede
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

The story revolves around Jared, a struggling writer haunted by a tragic past, who is pushed to the breaking point with fatal consequences. Fact and fiction explosively collide when he ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Freedman
Stars: Ethan Kennemer, Michael Phenicie, Tony Goldwyn
The Ape Woman (1964)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Marco Ferreri
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Annie Girardot, Achille Majeroni
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Jerzy is a writer and a chronic alcoholic. We meet him at the point when he believes that he can beat his addiction. Him and her in bed. Somebody says "I love you". It seems that there is a... See full summary »

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski
Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Julia Kijowska, Adam Woronowicz
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of a day in the life of a lonely, sensitive, exhuberent, attractive, young woman. Her exploits, encounters, and frustrations as she attempts to find a "special" someone, a caller ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Lyon
Stars: Sarah Kennedy, Norman Rose, James Harder
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Fred Williams, Richard Bigotini, Lina Romay
Hazal (1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Ali Özgentürk
Stars: Türkan Soray, Talat Bulut, Harun Yesilyurt
Zenabel (1969)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Zenable, a young woman from a humble background, discovers that she is actually the daughter of a Spanish nobleman who was killed by a ruthless don, Alonso, who took the title. So Zenable ... See full summary »

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Stars: Lucretia Love, John Ireland, Lionel Stander
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans, Lorna Green
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Uncle Luca
...
Riccardo
Andréa Ferréol ...
Teresa
...
Andrea
Beatrice Palme ...
La Chanteuse
Simona Cavallari ...
Marina
...
Isabella
Massimiliano Palmese
David Maunsell ...
Piero
Paco Reconti ...
Young uncle Luca
Clelia Rondinella ...
Luca's mother young
Caterina Boratto ...
Passante che aiuta Luca
Bruno Corazzari ...
Il medico
Christine Joan Johnson ...
Sara
Niels Gullov ...
William
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

To him fun is a four letter word...LIFE! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 August 1989 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Sleazy Uncle  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Twisted and hilarious. Nietzschean morality and uncanny charm.
28 January 2005 | by (Amherst, Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

I would say it's a bad title but he really is sleazy--and beautiful. This is a great example of the you-forgive-his-sins-because-he's-an-artist movie. Like The Horse's Mouth but darker, deeper and funnier. Vittorio Gassman as the poet who won't draw the line at molesting women, stealing, lying yet his charm, innocence and life force conquer all. There's still something painful in the sins, and he has to go through a trial to work some of that out, for the viewer. Yet there's always another yet. Giancarlo Giannini shows humanity as the bourgeois foil. The movie isn't quite consistent: Gassman's crude hitting on women in a movie theater in the beginning seems unnecessary when you later see his seductive charm at work. He tries to sell, literally, a black mistress, who won't be sold. This odd scene seems more written than lived. He lies to a sympathetic niece, shaming her for suspecting his actual crime. Hard to take--but that's part of the point. You laugh, give in, and wonder about morality versus life. This guy really seems beyond good and evil. The end is touching, both sad and happy.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Sleazy Uncle (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?