5.9/10
119
3 user 8 critic

I maniaci (1964)

Features a series of brief comic shetches based on manias, mainly sexual, featuring several figures of Italian society.

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writers:

Franco Castellano (story) (as Castellano), Giuseppe Moccia (story) (as Pipolo) | 6 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Senator Pupis feels a strong and uncontrollable urge to grab women's bottoms, a habit than can lead to embarrassment, especially if the woman in question is head of another state and the ... See full summary »

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Lando Buzzanca, Lionel Stander, Laura Antonelli
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Peppino, a slow-witted local villager of the Italian resort town of Amalfi, is bribed to impersonate famed rock and roll star Adriano Celentano for autographs and personal appearances. ... See full summary »

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Adriano Celentano, Claudia Mori, Donatella Turri
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young Italian noblewoman plots with her lover and her family to murder her abusive father leading to an uproar in the community and the Roman Catholic church set in 16th Century Italy.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Tomas Milian, Adrienne Larussa, Georges Wilson
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An unscrupulous doctor is accused of murdering his asthmatic wife as part of an insurance scam, despite her apparent reemergence as a high-class stripper.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Jean Sorel, Marisa Mell, Elsa Martinelli
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A boorish, snobish toothpaste factory owner, Constantino Nicosia, gives his wife and everyone a hard time having let success and wealth go to his head. But after the superticous Nicosia has... See full summary »

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Lando Buzzanca, Rossano Brazzi, Sylva Koscina
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two industry managers from Milan are in Rome to get the contract to build a YMCA hostel. They get in touch with a masseuses ring and one of the masseuses is introduced to the president of ... See full summary »

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Sylva Koscina, Cristina Gaioni, Valeria Fabrizi
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The owner of a prestigious New York ballet school teams up with a male model to solve a series of bizarre murders of a few of the students.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Olga Karlatos, Ray Lovelock, Claudio Cassinelli
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Franco and Ciccio are two simple-minded Italian guys whom are mistaken by KGB spies by government agents from their government and other foreign governments.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia, Ingrid Schoeller
The House of Clocks (TV Movie 1989)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Three lowlife punks are trapped in a posh villa while trying to rob it and become at the mercy of the murderous owners whom have the power to stop and reverse time via their mystical clocks.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Keith Van Hoven, Karina Huff, Paolo Paoloni
Western | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Young boy who sees his father gunned down kills the assassin. Years later, he has grown up to be a successful bounty hunter who is feared by many. And then one day he discovers secrets to ... See full summary »

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Sven Valsecchi, Ettore Manni
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two dim-witted servants to an elderly, wealthy woman learn that they are to inherent the late woman's money, on the condition that they have to care for her rambuncous pet cat, which is not an easy thing to do so.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia, Ivy Holzer
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Antonio Barbacane is sent by his wealthy grandfather to Rome for trying to corrupt politicians to shift the route of a motorway on their town so to increase the land values.

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Totò, Peppino De Filippo, Mara Berni
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Chiari ... The Sicilian hitchhiker (segment "L'autostop") / Car driver (segment "Il sorpasso") / Pasquale Taddei (segment "La protesta") / Client of Night-clubs (segment "Lo strip")
Enrico Maria Salerno ... Castelli, the Succssful Novelist (segment "la parolaccia")
Barbara Steele ... Barbara (segment "l'hobby") / Brugnoli's Wife (segment "la cambiale")
Raimondo Vianello Raimondo Vianello ... Mr. Brugnoli (segment "la cambiale") / Giulio Errani, il commendatore mad about football (segment "Lo sport") / Paolo (segment "I consigli") / His Excellency Micozzi (segment "Le interviste")
Gaia Germani Gaia Germani ... Carla (segment "l'hobby")
Umberto D'Orsi Umberto D'Orsi ... Ilario Baietti (segment "La parolaccia") / Friar Egisto (segment "Il pezzo unico") / The Milanese Businessman (segment "L'autostop")
Sandra Mondaini Sandra Mondaini ... Paolo's Wife (segment "i consigli")
Franco Fabrizi ... Stipa, the Insolent Employee (segment "Lo sport")
Aroldo Tieri Aroldo Tieri ... Mr. Bonfanti (segment "La cambiale") / Mario (segment "La protesta")
Ingrid Schoeller ... Mrs. Bonfanti (segment "La cambiale")
Lisa Gastoni ... Gulio's wife (segment "lo sport")
Margaret Lee ... Rosalie, the American Lady (segment "Il week-end")
Franco Franchi ... Thief #1 (segment 'Il week-end) (as Franchi)
Ciccio Ingrassia ... Thief #2 (segment 'Il week-end)
Franca Valeri Franca Valeri ... The wife (segment "il pezzo antico")
Edit

Storyline

A series of comic sketches revolving around the "mania" in people's deepest personality. In "The Elaboration", a hearse driver has his favorite hearse made out to perfection for his "clients". In "Sport" a bossy office supervisor loses a sports bet to co-workers and is forced to pimp out his wife, while one colleague decides to take advantage of it. In "Overtaking" a man tries to outrun a set of lights on a highway late at night... not realizing that it's an airplane. In "The Hobby" two best friends, Barbara and Carla, team up to find where one's husband is going to every weekend and being secretive about it. In "Advice" a bickering couple out for a drive bicker about one's well being which leads to a traffic accident. In "The Protest", Pasquale and Mario are two men who cannot seem to pass up every attempt to protest against the government from 1943 to present day 1964. In "The Antique", a couple travels to a remote monastery to shop for antiques and seek which ones to buy or leave. ... Written by matt-282

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Spain | Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

12 May 1967 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

The Maniacs See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Italian censorship visa #42526 of March 26, 1964. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Stelle e sogni
Performed by Barbara Baldassarre
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Uneven but it has a lot of nice vignettes
1 September 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"I Maniaci" is a highly uneven film that is still well worth seeing. It's an Italian film made up of lots of little skits. Some work, some do not. But they come so quickly that even with the lesser ones, you know a good one is soon coming. However, I did notice that the poorest vignettes occurred near the beginning, so if you find your attention waning--hold on--it will get better.

Of the skits, my favorites were the one about the REALLY obnoxious couple who visit a monastery as well as the hitchhiker. They were particularly funny though the rest are generally good. In the last one, however, they managed to make a funny skit--but a seriously flawed one where there is TONS of mugging and overacting.

Overall, a very good film that is light and simple entertainment. Just turn off your brain and enjoy.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed