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Writers (WGA):
Rudy De Luca (written by) &
Steve Haberman (written by)
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Release Date:
19 February 1999 (Italy) See more »
Ti faranno ridere...da matti!
The owner of an Italian natural food company has a heart attack and asks his son, Bernardo, to find... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Ezio Greggio ... Bernardo Puccini

Mel Brooks ... Jake Gordon

Julie Condra ... Dr. Barbara Collier
Gianfranco Barra ... Guido Puccini
Randi Ingerman ... Sofia
John Karlsen ... Dr. Caputo
Enzo Iacchetti ... Factory Guard
Ric ... Father Superior (as Riccardo Miniggio)
Claudio Parachinetto ... Dr. Faccinaro
Dario Ballantini ... Michel Bois
Pietro Ghislandi ... Monk
Zoe Incrocci ... Mrs. De Luca

Robert Dawson ... Dr. Hugo

Sofia Milos ... Woman in Airport
Charly Bertoni ... Montecarlo Policeman (as Charlie Bertoni)
Isaac George ... Airport Waiter
Giancarlo Lolli ... Butler
Silvia Annichiarico ... Puccini's Secretary
Luciana Littizzetto ... Woman in Lift
Mark Steinborn ... Factory Manager
Daniela D'Angelo ... Puccini's Nurse
Simona D'Angelo ... Mother in Plane
Massimo Artana ... Dr. Linero
Gerry Bruno ... Mr. Rossi
Dino Cassio ... Bicycle Thief
Gianni Zullo ... Clerk in Veteran's Admin.
Alfio Liotta ... Hotel Concierge
Maurizio Tabani ... Custom's Policeman
Andrea Montuschi ... Prison Guard
Giorgio Caldarelli ... Hotel Waiter
Matteo Hessel ... Boy in Plane

Niki Lauda ... Himself

Daniel McVicar ... Big Man (as Dan McVicar)
Massimo Licinio ... Security Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elisa Manzini ... Segretaria
Whitney R. Hunter ... French Waiter (uncredited)
Paolo Paoloni ... The Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
Ezio Greggio 
Writing credits
Rudy De Luca (written by) (as Rudy DeLuca) &
Steve Haberman (written by)

Produced by
Ezio Greggio .... executive producer
Ezio Greggio .... producer
Whitney R. Hunter .... producer
Massimo Santorsola .... associate producer
Massimo Santorsola .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Silvio Amato 
Umberto Smaila 
Cinematography by
Luca Robecchi 
Film Editing by
Gib Jaffe 
Casting by
Craig Campobasso 
Barbara Giordani  (as Barbara Giordano)
Barbara Giordani 
Production Design by
Gianni Ravagnani 
Costume Design by
Lea Bevilacqua 
Makeup Department
Carmen Amaro .... hair stylist
Milena Girolamo .... makeup artist
Production Management
Silvia Brusati .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sophie Chiarello .... second assistant director
Carlo Paramidani .... second assistant director
Umberto Riccioni Carteni .... first assistant director (as Umberto Riccioni)
Art Department
Mara Gullo .... assistant art buyer
Eugenio Maestri .... assistant set designer
Walter Saro .... props
Patrizia Vecchio .... art buyer
Maurizio Ziglioli .... assistant props
Sound Department
Chiara Bersani .... sound assistant
Aldo Caldarini .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Tiziano Crotti .... sound editor
Tiziano Crotti .... sound
Francesco D'Ambrosio .... boom operator
Fabio Falossi .... sound assistant
Claudio Morra .... boom operator
Claudio Morra .... sound editor
Daniele Tuccari .... technical sound assistant
Special Effects by
Germano Natali .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Graeme Boore .... visual effects supervisor
David Andrea Ambrosi .... stunts
Stefano Callinari .... stunts
Stefano Corsi .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Carmine Barisano .... generator operator
Giuseppe Bilotti .... assistant camera
Fabrizo Carneluti .... still photographer
Walter Dolvino .... second assistant camera
Daniele Giuffrè .... electrician
Felice Guzzi .... gaffer
Anna Lavermicocca .... camera loader
Domenico Lovisi .... grip
Richard Mallaby .... Steadicam operator
Aldo Martinelli .... key grip
Matteo Martinelli .... clapper loader
Marco Merlini .... best boy
Eric Scott .... director of photography: second unit
Casting Department
Giuseppe Caltagirone .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Allievi .... assistant costume designer
Faustina Liantonio .... dress maker
Paola Paramatti .... dress maker
Editorial Department
Gina Lo Baratolo .... negative cutter
Anna Borroni .... second assistant editor
Raimondo Crociani .... supervising editor
Anna Maria Del Coco .... negative cutter
Patricia Fuller .... first assistant editor
Angela Giannini .... negative cutter
Music Department
Carlo Gargioni .... conductor
Other crew
Franco Augello .... production assistant
Alessandra Baessato .... production secretary
Ivan Graglia .... production assistant
Paola Greggio .... unit publicist
Cinzia Leoni .... production coordinator
Antonella Licata .... script supervisor
Barbara Malagni .... production secretary
Stefano Raglione .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Svitati" - Italy (original title)
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Rated R for some brief nudity
USA:85 min
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Did You Know?

Ezio Greggio is a famous Italian TV presenter. Many people who work in TV with him have minor roles in this film.See more »


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Very Screwy!, 28 December 2011
Author: albrechtcm from United States

In this screw loose screwball comedy, Mel Brooks is on a roll. Bernardo (Ezio Greggio) "opens" for Mel Brooks with his memorable parking lot shtick, then...

Elderly Guido Puccini has a large "natural" foods factory in Italy. When he suffers a severe heart attack he summons his inept and browbeaten son, Bernardo, to his bedside. He tells Bernardo that in WWII, a statue fell on him, pinning him to the ground in battle. An American soldier, Jake Gorden, removed the statue and helped Puccini get away and survive. Now Puccini wants Bernardo to go to America, get Jake, and bring him back to Italy so Puccini can see him once more before he dies. He intends to give Jake half the company out of gratitude for Jake's having saved his life.

Dutifully, Bernardo sets off to America. He finds Jake in a mental institution.

That's only the start of the insanity as Bernardo tries to get Jake to Puccini's bedside before the old man dies.

Okay, a number of the jokes and gags are pretty shopworn. We even swipe Herbert Lom's famous facial and eye tics. But what the heck! It's such a pleasure to watch Mel Brooks in action, and his buddy Ezio Greggio keeps up in excellent fashion. Between them, they came up with a sort of buddy film that will keep you rolling in laughter at the zaniness.

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