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 »

Director:

Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Roma. Ventiquattr'ore di piccole storie. Tre giovani rapinano un ristorante affollato e cercano di vendere la refurtiva ; uno degli avventori del ristorante ha un attacco cardiaco ed è ... See full summary »

Director: Antonello Grimaldi
Stars: Asia Argento, Luca Barbareschi, Margherita Buy
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Carolina Rambaldi isn't fulfilled by her three children: Marcello, a lazy do-nothing, Lucrezia, a bossy type who produces a TV show, and Cesare, homosexual and malicious, who's a ... See full summary »

Director: Gianfranco Albano
Stars: Monica Bellucci, Alessandro Gassman, Lauretta Masiero
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Professional pickpocket Franck Spadone and his co-horts rob a beautiful stripper (played by Monica Bellucci). But Spadone becomes infatuated with his victim, and soon finds himself in the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Bean
Stars: Stanislas Merhar, Monica Bellucci, Carlo Brandt
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Pasquale is a policeman in Roma. During a roundup he meets Desideria. He/she is a transsexual, living together with other two trans , Gaia and Gioia. But overall Desideria is an old friend ... See full summary »

Director: Carmine Amoroso
Stars: Enrico Lo Verso, Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

New year's eve at "The Islands" condos. An aging countess's party is crashed by the soccer team from her gigolo's town. While dressing for a dinner party, the wealthy Guilia discovers her ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Risi
Stars: Max Mazzotta, Monica Bellucci, Beppe Fiorello
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Fabio ed Enzo vengono licenziati dal lavoro. Che fare? Fabio aveva saputo dal fratello in carcere di un colpo miliardario che si poteva fare a Milano. I due decidono di fare il grande passo... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Vanzina
Stars: Claudio Amendola, Monica Bellucci, Ricky Memphis
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The torpedo BB and his psychopath right hand Melvin has a plan of robbing a former opera singer for one of his beloved rare fishes and sell it back to him. The opera singer is in love with Myrtille, but is also a crook.

Director: Hervé Hadmar
Stars: Tchéky Karyo, Monica Bellucci, Dominique Pinon
La riffa (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Francesca, an incredibly beautiful woman, lost her husband. Only after his death she discovers his unfaithfulness and overall the huge amount of debts he left. Cesare is Francesca's best ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Laudadio
Stars: Monica Bellucci, Giulio Scarpati, Massimo Ghini
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Seemingly unrelated events connect several people: a young wounded soldier, a nurse, a failed comedian, and a murderer.

Director: Nicolas Boukhrief
Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Vincent Cassel, Julie Gayet
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A secret and deep passion marks the life of a young doctor, and threatens the existence of those around him.

Director: Isabel Coixet
Stars: Julio Núñez, Patxi Freytez, Olalla Moreno
Mauvais genre (1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Laurent Bénégui
Stars: Jacques Gamblin, Elina Löwensohn, Monica Bellucci
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Marco Modugno
Stars: Claudio Amendola, Monica Bellucci, Ricky Memphis
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Paolo Villaggio ...
Billy Bolla
Alessandro Haber ...
Marcov
...
Helena
Fabiano Vagnarelli ...
Theo
Xiao Dong Mei ...
(as Dong Mei)
Osvaldo Salvi ...
Lungo
Enrico Grazioli
Néstor Garay
...
Agente di Billy Bolla
Leo Gullotta ...
Sidik
...
Melina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlo Colombo
Roberto Della Casa
Pietro Ghislandi
Luigi Ippolito
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

bottle | ship | dolphin | actor | See All (4) »

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 December 1995 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Snowball  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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...


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Palla di neve (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?