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Mr. Kinky (1968)

Il profeta (original title)
PG | | Comedy | November 1976 (USA)
Pietro Breccia is a man who has long decided to abandon civilization becoming a hermit, leaving behind the strain of modern life and the futility of consumer society and living for years in... See full summary »


Dino Risi


Ruggero Maccari (story), Dino Risi (screenplay) | 2 more credits »


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Complete credited cast:
Vittorio Gassman ... Pietro Breccia
Ann-Margret ... Maggie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giuseppe Altamurra Giuseppe Altamurra
Egidio Casolari Egidio Casolari
Bruna Cealti Bruna Cealti
Geoffrey Copleston Geoffrey Copleston ... Bagni
Dino Curcio Dino Curcio ... Menzi
Fiorenzo Fiorentini ... Luigi
Franco Gulà Franco Gulà ... Edoardo
Giuseppe Lauricella Giuseppe Lauricella ... Gino
Oreste Lionello ... Puccio
Maria Grazia Marescalchi Maria Grazia Marescalchi
Renato Marzano Renato Marzano ... Paolo
Tiziano Montagni Tiziano Montagni ... Federico
Liana Orfei ... Albertina


Pietro Breccia is a man who has long decided to abandon civilization becoming a hermit, leaving behind the strain of modern life and the futility of consumer society and living for years in seclusion on Soratte, near Rome. One day he is discovered by a TV crew that, sniffing the scoop, film a report about him.

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November 1976 (USA) See more »

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El profeta See more »

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Monte Soratte, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Fair Film See more »
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29 August 2007 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

After her hot streak in Hollywood cooled down in the late 1960s, Ann-Margret turned to Las Vegas and television variety shows before "Carnal Knowledge" rescued her from a TV series. But prior to Vegas, she did a number of films overseas, this one being her second (following the international success of "The Tiger And The Pussycat"). Reunited with "Pussycat" co-star Vittorio Gassman, A-M is delightful playing a motorcycle-riding honey in Rome who befriends a mountain hermit lured out into society, where the media is now declaring him a soothsayer. The rank production values and sloppy English-dubbing aside, there's some worth in the relationship which develops between the two leads. It took guts for Ann-Margret to leave the mainstream as she did, and though the handful of pictures she made at this time weren't wildly successful in the States, at least she gave her all (and looks great to boot!). I got a few minor laughs out of "The Prophet", a scrappy, spaghetti-comedy; it isn't too memorable but it does have some imaginative flourishes and a thoughtful finish. Worth-finding for Ann-Margret's devotees. ** from ****

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