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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:... See full summary »

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Cast

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 cosco
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Frank 'Contropelo'
Ivano Marescotti ...
Capitano
Paolo Dell'Orto ...
Null
Giorgio Centamore ...
Cameriere
Lucia Guzzardi ...
Lavandaia
Vinny Pecora ...
Barista
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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)  »

Also Known As:

Feledékeny gengszterek  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,459,961 (Italy) (20 December 2002)

Gross:

$21,395,071 (Europe) (3 January 2003)
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Trivia

EASTER EGG: On the DVD Version which is available exclusively in Italy, on the main menu of Disc 1 "Il Film" there is a yellow "AJJ" logo. Press up to highlight it and select it. You will see a short movie about the JFK assassination, taking place after the film. The short movie is the opening scene from "Tre uomini e una gamba". There are no subtitles in the short movie. See more »

Quotes

The Boss: What was on your agenda today? I can't remember.
John: We had to kill "Frankie Rubber Butt".
The Boss: Ah.
[opens a locker]
The Boss: *This* Frankie Rubber Butt? The one who steals the betting money? Oh, shut up!
[slams the locker]
The Boss: The arsehole who sold seven of our men to the FBI?
[holds up a photo of Frank Contropelo]
The Boss: Or was it this one?
Jack: That's him, boss.
[...]
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Seen it; loved it; wish I could own it on DVD
26 January 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

A truly entertaining film in which delicate humor mingles with slapstick-styled scenes. If you can see it, and that must be a true rare occasion, try it on for measure for at least 20 minutes. If it didn't amuse you, it never will. A taste for European humor is helpful, but you will meet some actors that are understandable very popular in Italy. This is the weirdest mix of Memento meets The Godfather performed by the Marx brothers but with beautiful photography, very nice details and true Italian pathos and unsurpassable gestures to emphasize the delicate Italian communication skills in times of trouble. Major drawback on story is that it leans heavily on stupid-is-as-studied-does situations. With a little more effort it could have been both funny and a thrill to watch. O yes, if you want to study Italian, this is a great way to improve your vocabulary. You will never know when you're gonna need 'cullo di gomma'. After this film, you might have an idea.


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