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Palla di neve (1995)

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A dignified actor, Billy Bolla, nears retirement and keeps close watch on his pension book, kept in a sealed bottle. On a cruise among Greek islands, while he's the on-board entertainment, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Paolo Villaggio ...
Billy Bolla
Alessandro Haber ...
Marcov
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Helena
Fabiano Vagnarelli ...
Theo
Xiao Dong Mei ...
(as Dong Mei)
Osvaldo Salvi ...
Lungo
Enrico Grazioli
Néstor Garay
Angelo Orlando ...
Agente di Billy Bolla
Leo Gullotta ...
Sidik
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Melina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlo Colombo
Roberto Della Casa
Pietro Ghislandi
Luigi Ippolito
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A dignified actor, Billy Bolla, nears retirement and keeps close watch on his pension book, kept in a sealed bottle. On a cruise among Greek islands, while he's the on-board entertainment, he drops the bottle overboard and Snowball, a white dolphin, swallows it. Billy hires a local guide, Sidik, to help find Snowball, who has other pursuers: it has escaped from the pool of the sadistic Marcov, an arms merchant who's been training Snowball for a suicide mission. Billy and an Italian boy, Theo, who's mom is Marcov's maid, must save Snowball (and the cruise ship itself) from Marcov's deadly plan. They also help Theo's mom and keep their eye out for the pension book. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Not the best option, but a different movie to spend the Sunday evening!
9 October 2008 | by (Setúbal, Portugal) – See all my reviews

I bought it for two reasons, one by my daughter and one by me. Firstly because it's a story for kids as it's a traditional family movie; secondly cause there's Monica Bellucci on it! I use to say that a movie under 7/10 isn't a nice attempt, but in this case it worth's the €4 I've spend.

The filming locations are very nice, a perfect portrait of the Mediterranean coast, and the characters are harmful, as the sympathetic Billy Bolla (Paolo Villaggio) and Sidik (Leo Gullotta).

The screenplay is weak but innocently funny, the plot doesn't work as it tries to and then the movie seems a little lost sometimes, but probably for the kids it doesn't matter and I believe that the target are under 12 years old. Nonetheless, there are many other movies with the same goal that are also attractive to the other ages...

The special effects are bad, not the worst I ever seen, but close to. The dolphin many times just moves the head slowly and shortly for both sides. For a movie made two years after "Free Willy" it could be better, as next year (1996) "Flipper" proved it.

One more time, the global is better than the group of individual characteristics...


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