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How We Got the Italian Movie Business Into Trouble: The True Story of Franco and Ciccio (2004)

Come inguaiammo il cinema italiano - La vera storia di Franco e Ciccio (original title)
The movie on the career of Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia, from the debut until the death of both. It's composed of selected passages from movies and varieties, and interviews to ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Franco Franchi ...
Himself (archive footage)
Ciccio Ingrassia ...
Himself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giulio Andreotti ...
Himself
Lino Banfi ...
Himself
Pippo Baudo ...
Himself
...
Himself
Laura Betti ...
Desdemona (archive footage)
Mike Bongiorno ...
Himself
Lando Buzzanca
Alberto Caltellano ...
Himself
Pino Caruso
Giuseppe Ciprì ...
Himself
Nino D'Angelo ...
Himself
...
Himself
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The movie on the career of Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia, from the debut until the death of both. It's composed of selected passages from movies and varieties, and interviews to directors (Mario Monicelli, Mariano Laurenti, Osvaldo Civirani, Lucio Fulci), actors (Lino Banfi, Lando Buzzanca, Pino Caruso), scriptwriters (Pipolo), singers (Mario Merola, Nino D'Angelo), and to the television presenter Pippo Baudo; beyond to the close relatives of Franco and Ciccio. Written by Ninni Radicini (ninnir@tin.it)

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