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Despite guidance from the Blue Fairy and the love of his father, a wooden puppet's curious spirit leads him into one wild adventure after another.

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Mino Bellei ...
Carlo Giuffrè ...
Peppe Barra ...
The Talking Cricket
Franco Iavarone ...
Mangiafuoco (as Franco Javarone)
Max Cavallari ...
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Luis Molteni ...
Alessandro Bergonzoni ...
Alfonso Cavazonni ...
Carabiniere #1
Vincenzo Bonanno ...
Carabiniere #2
Michele Mazzanti ...
Carabiniere #4
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Despite guidance from the Blue Fairy and the love of his father, a wooden puppet's curious spirit leads him into one wild adventure after another.

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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25 December 2002 (USA)  »

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Roberto Benigni's Pinocchio  »

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Budget:

€40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,870,343 (Italy) (11 October 2002)

Gross:

$3,681,811 (USA) (7 February 2003)
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This was the most expensive production in Italian film history, with a budget of about $45 million. See more »

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Version of The Stowaway (1977) See more »

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La Morte Di Lucignolo
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Good set design, horrible role for Benigni
28 December 2002 | by (North Wales, PA) – See all my reviews

I must admit I admired the set designs and the effects of this film, which were quite colorful and entertaining. The film started well and I settled in expecting to be amazed.

Then Pinocchio spoke, and I saw Roberto Benigni as the wooden puppet who longed to be a boy. WOW was that bad casting! I couldn't keep track of the amount of times I winced in pain and rolled my eyes as Benigni, a middle-aged man, ran around like a spoiled brat spouting things many 3-year olds have outgrown. I must admit I wanted to make kindling of this puppet.

Worth seeing for the set pieces, costumes and effects. Too bad we can't edit out the parts with Pinocchio!

5 out of 10 (all 5 for the sets and costumes).


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