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Playing the Field (1974)

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A small-time soccer referee gets the chance of a lifetime when he gets to referee a major-league game. He becomes a celebrity and suddenly finds himself having to choose between his future ... See full summary »

Writers:

Sandro Continenza (screenplay) (as S. Continenza), Luigi Filippo D'Amico (screenplay) (as l.F. D'Amico) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lando Buzzanca ... Carmelo Lo Cascio
Joan Collins ... Elena Sperani
Gabriella Pallotta ... Laura
Ignazio Leone ... Vito Fichera
Daniele Vargas ... Presidente
Marisa Solinas ... Luisella
Massimo Mollica Massimo Mollica ... La Forgia
Antonio La Raina Antonio La Raina
Gianfranco Barra ... Policeman
Dino Curcio Dino Curcio
Giovanni Rosselli Giovanni Rosselli
Umberto D'Orsi Umberto D'Orsi ... Doctor
Elisabeth Turner Elisabeth Turner
Dante Cleri Dante Cleri ... Patanè
Sergio Doria
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A small-time soccer referee gets the chance of a lifetime when he gets to referee a major-league game. He becomes a celebrity and suddenly finds himself having to choose between his future as a referee and the temptations that come his way, especially the women, now. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Trivia

Inspired by the life of the international Italian referee Concetto Lo Bello. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bar Sport (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

(I'm) Football Crazy
Written by Dandylion and Guido De Angelis and Maurizio De Angelis
Sung by Giorgio Chinaglia
Records on RCA s.p.a. (TBBO 1017)
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

21 February 1974 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Football Crazy See more »

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Documento Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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