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Tre uomini e una gamba (1997)

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Three friends cross Italy by car in order to deliver their boss his dog and a wooden leg.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aldo ...
Aldo Baglio / Gangster #1 / Leather jacket guy in 'Biglietto Amaro'
Giovanni ...
Giovanni Storti / Gangster #2 - Johnny / Conductor in 'Biglietto Amaro'
Giacomo ...
Giacomo Poretti / Gangster #3 - Giacomo / Old man in 'Biglietto Amaro'
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Chiara
Carlo Croccolo ...
Cecconi, father in law
Maria Pia Casilio ...
Cecconi's wife
Luciana Littizzetto ...
Giuliana
Gaetano Amato
Margherita Antonelli
Saturno Brioschi
Giorgio Centamore
Mohamed El Sayed ...
(as Mohamed El Saied)
Cesare Gallarini
Gianfranco Margarita
Eleonora Mazzoni
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Storyline

Three friends leave Milan by car heading south. Two of them are married to two sisters, the third one is going to marry the third sister. The marriage is going to take place in the villa of their vulgar but very rich father in law. They are also bringing him a work of modern art: a wooden leg worth millions even if it doesn't look like it. During the journey everything happens: the future groom falls in love with another woman, the leg is lost to a team of Moroccoian football players and then given back and a dog, belonging to the old man, is lost. The father in law gets angrier and angrier and when they get in front of the villa, he is waiting for them with a shotgun in his hands... Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Release Date:

27 December 1997 (Italy)  »

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ITL 31,416,029,000 (Italy)
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Trivia

The football match on the seashore is a spoof reference to Marrakech Express (1989), where a similar match is played in the Morocco desert. The stake for the old match is an exhaust pipe (relevant to the movie); in the new match the game's stake is the leg in the title, but the other post of that goal is an exhaust pipe. See more »

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Spoofs Point Break (1991) See more »

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Written by Pull Music
Performed by Alfio Vitanza
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A very sunny, feel good movie
20 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As a recent Italian emigrant, I was able to fully enjoy this wonderful, sunny movie that has brought back to mind a lot of innuendos and down-to-earth jokes that, certainly, are not meant to be racist: quite the opposite, actually: every joke is firmly tongue-in-cheek.

The authors-actors also dare to play themselves, using their real names: this allows them to freely play with several styles of direction, always from their point of view, which somebody may define iconoclastic. The truth - in my personal opinion - is that they have full confidence in their own sense of humour and thus they have created a homage to more serious movie genres - from neorealism, to westerns, to 50's horror.

This is like Carl Barks when painting with oil: using a formal medium to portray less serious things.


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