In a monochrome city which is shamelessly London although everybody acts as if it is Rome, banker Aldo Vini is on the run from Mafia boss Corelli,from whom he has embezzled two million . ... See full summary »

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Aldo Vini
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Mig
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Mog
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Francesca
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Maria
Peter Richardson ...
Waiter / Shopkeeper
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Mason / Gondolier
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Bertoli (as Steve O'Donnell)
Nosher Powell ...
Corelli
Jimmy Fagg ...
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Stephanie Ansell ...
Ladykiller
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In a monochrome city which is shamelessly London although everybody acts as if it is Rome, banker Aldo Vini is on the run from Mafia boss Corelli,from whom he has embezzled two million . Corelli hires Mig and Mog,two inept hit-men to go after Vini,killing any witnesses as they go,but when they finally catch up with him,they have no idea what to do with him and confuse Corelli's instructions with their shopping list. Written by don @ minifie-1

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1 March 1990 (UK)  »

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A definite hit from this hit and miss series.
12 June 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

An over-the-top take on the corruption, embezzlement and secret societies that affected Italy so badly for so long. This is filmed in black and white to add atmosphere, or make it more Italian or something. The characters make no attempt to speak Italian, or even to put on an Italian accent. In my opinion this adds greatly to the comedy. Their diet consists of a choice between spaghetti hoops or haunted house pasta shapes. Poor Aldo Vini (Nigel Planer), a top banker, has embezzled 200 million, and the net is closing. But that's enough plot for now, no spoilers. Anyway plot isn't as important as the slapstick national stereotypes and farcical locational devices (shot entirely in London, but characters saying things like "I can't stand this Tuscan heat"). Dawn French's character is straight out of a Fellini film.


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