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The Cyclone (1996)

Il ciclone (original title)
Levante lives in a small city near Florence (Tuscany, Italy) and his life is plain and a bit boring, until the day the twister arrives: a bus with six Spanish flamenco dancers that will twist Levante and his family life.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Leonardo Pieraccioni ...
Levante Quarini
Lorena Forteza ...
Caterina
Barbara Enrichi ...
Selvaggia Quarini
Massimo Ceccherini ...
Libero Quarini
Sergio Forconi ...
Osvaldo Quarini
Alessandro Haber ...
Naldone
Tosca D'Aquino ...
Carlina
Ana Valeria Dini ...
Ines
Giovanni Pellegrino ...
Nello
Paolo Hendel ...
Pippo
Natalia Estrada ...
Penelope
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alessio Caruso ...
Alejandro
Patrizia Corti ...
Franca
Giovanni Ferreri ...
(as Gianni Ferreri)
Giuliano Grande ...
Giulianone
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Levante lives in a small city near Florence (Tuscany, Italy) and his life is plain and a bit boring, until the day the twister arrives: a bus with six Spanish flamenco dancers that will twist Levante and his family life.

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Comedy | Romance

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20 December 1996 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Cyclone  »

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ITL 679,831,000 (Italy) (13 December 1996)
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Trivia

Near the end, when Levante and Caterina walks during the night, it is discovered that both love "bruschetta" and Levante says that in Spain are called "Las Fettuntas". This is a joke related to the fact that most Italians try to speak Spanish just adding an "s" to every word and the fact that in the Tuscan dialect the "bruschetta" are called "fettunta". See more »

Goofs

In the Italian original version, almost all Spanish characters (flamenco dancers), when speaking in Spanish, make a lot of mistakes, showing clearly that they are not at all native speakers (although they are supposed not to speak Italian either). The accent is more or less correct, but it all sounds strange and disturbing to a native speaker. See more »

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Spoofs Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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very funny
26 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i barely speak Italian-only level 1 or 2 at best, plus a little slang, and didn't have subtitles when i watched this film. i found it incredibly easy to understand and laugh-out-loud funny. Films very rarely make me laugh out loud, but i had a huge smile on my face and frequently laughed throughout this film. it's mostly more adult humor, with sexual jokes and gestures, though nowhere near as filthy as American sex comedies like American pie. The love story is a bit cheesy, with the leading lady Catalina always wearing shirts that revealed her cleavage and shorts that.. well, revealed her cleavage. however, there's enough comedy to distract you-from the morbid, artistic brother, to the lesbian sister, to the father who becomes a stoner. great film, recommend to everyone.

i'd give it a 10, but i never give out 10s.


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