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The Monster (1994)

Il mostro (original title)
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A vicious serial sex killer is on the loose, and landscape gardener and shop-window outfitter Loris is the prime suspect, thanks to his unfortunate habit of getting caught in compromising ... See full summary »

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Ivano Marescotti ...
Franco Mescolini ...
Chinese Teacher
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Distinguished Resident
Luciana Pieri Palombi ...
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Antique dealer
Rita Di Lernia ...
Moglie Antiquario (as Maria Rita Bresadola di Lernia)
Gennaro Morrone ...
Vincenzo Vitagliano ...
Lodger
Giulio Turli ...
Tall man
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A vicious serial sex killer is on the loose, and landscape gardener and shop-window outfitter Loris is the prime suspect, thanks to his unfortunate habit of getting caught in compromising situations (for which there is always a totally innocent explanation that the police fail to spot). Undercover policewoman Jessica is assigned by eccentric police psychologist Taccone to follow Loris and provide evidence for his arrest - but things don't quite go according to plan... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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Rated R for language and some sexual humor | See all certifications »
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19 April 1996 (USA)  »

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$642,000 (USA) (12 July 1996)
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Trivia

Roberto Benigni and Nicholetta Braschi who play main characters Loris and Jessica are married in real life. See more »

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Spoofs Inferno (1980) See more »

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Laugh for good health
7 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was told by my Doctor to laugh a lot as it will help me improve my situation. Well, after watching Robert Benigni in the Movie" Il Mostro," I could not Stop laughing. I have seen it more than 6 times, and each time is like watching it for the first time. Wonderful prescription for anyone needing to laugh a lot. I intend to buy the film soon, for it is my prescription for good health. In fact i plan on watching it again with my family very soon. The acting by all in the Movie was done very professionally. The scenes, in itself was very good. I especially enjoyed the scene on the scaffold and the one where everyone was chasing him down the street.


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