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La leggenda di Al, John e Jack (2002)

Al Caruso, John Gresco and Jack Amoruso are three gangsters working for the Genovese family. However, their efforts are more than headache-inducing, and when they are given one last chance:... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Aldo ...
Al (as Aldo Baglio)
Giacomo ...
Jack (as Giacomo Poretti)
Giovanni ...
John (as Giovanni Storti)
Aldo Maccione ...
The Boss
Antonio Catania ...
Fred il cuoco
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Frank 'Contropelo'
Ivano Marescotti ...
Capitano
Paolo Dell'Orto ...
Null
Giorgio Centamore ...
Cameriere
Lucia Guzzardi ...
Lavandaia
Vinny Pecora ...
Barista
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Marco Beretta ...
Ben
Saturno Brioschi
Giovanni Cacioppo ...
Tom 'schiena di legno'
Enzo Castelluccio
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Al Caruso, John Gresco and Jack Amoruso are three gangsters working for the Genovese family. However, their efforts are more than headache-inducing, and when they are given one last chance: To protect the boss's aunt, she is accidentally killed and the three men are sentenced to death. They come up with a plan to sell the boss to the police and the FBI. However, Al suffers from short-term memory loss and has to be told the story by John and Jack. Written by SWEEVO

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13 December 2002 (Italy)  »

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$3,459,961 (Italy) (20 December 2002)
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The movie at the drive-in is Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock, which in part inspire this one. See more »

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John: [seeing Al acting like an exorcist] What the *fuck* is going on, Jack?
Jack: When Al woke up, I told him he was an exorcist!
Al: I am not afraid of you, Satan! Go back to - the - daaaaaarknesssss!
Al: [seeing John - thinking that he's Satan] I have finally found you. Leave this deformed body. Enter into me. Enter into me!
Jack: Just play along with him.
Al: Leave this grotesque body! And enter into *me*!
[shouts]
Al: Enter into me, now!
[John slaps Al - Al grunts and falls to the floor]
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References Vertigo (1958) See more »

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Sometimes it's necessary...
3 January 2003 | by (Rome) – See all my reviews

Yeah, sometimes it's necessary a film like that. "La leggenda di Al, John e Jack" is not a masterpiece at all, but a lot of italians has crowded cinemas to see it. That's important! Because italian cinema needs films that enriche its industry. Anyway, "La leggenda" starts bad, is very slow during the first part, because of too many gags of Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo. They're born in theatres, clubs and tv, and their comicness is already easy and circular. Too words to make the audience laugh. Probably they should share their movies writing with good scriptwriters as Age and Scarpelli, or Vincenzo Cerami (like Benigni do), or also the young Francesco Bruni ("Ovosodo"). But there's a good note about this movie: the plot is interesting. The structure is the same of a great film as "The usual suspects". So.. if you don't sleep after the first hour, you can enjoy a suprising end that, perhaps, is worth the ticket... Hooray for italian cinema! You should see "L'imbalsamatore" and "Respiro". We're able to write very good movies, and also comedies better than "La leggenda di Al, John e Jack"...


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