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Ugly, Dirty and Bad (1976)

Brutti, sporchi e cattivi (original title)
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Four generations of a family live in a shantytown in the outskirts of Rome. The household engages in various forms of sexual idiosyncrasies, land swindles, incest, drugs and adultery.

Director:

Ettore Scola

Writers:

Ruggero Maccari (story), Ettore Scola (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Francesco Anniballi Francesco Anniballi ... Domizio
Nino Manfredi ... Giacinto Mazzatella
Maria Bosco Maria Bosco ... Gaetana
Giselda Castrini Giselda Castrini ... Lisetta
Alfredo D'Ippolito Alfredo D'Ippolito ... Plinio
Giancarlo Fanelli Giancarlo Fanelli ... Paride
Marina Fasoli Marina Fasoli ... Maria Libera
Ettore Garofolo ... Camillo
Marco Marsili Marco Marsili ... Marce
Franco Merli ... Fernando
Linda Moretti Linda Moretti ... Matilde
Luciano Pagliuca Luciano Pagliuca ... Romolo
Giuseppe Paravati Giuseppe Paravati ... Tato
Silvana Priori Silvana Priori ... Paride's Wife
Giovanni Rovini Giovanni Rovini ... Grandma Antonecchia
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Four generations of a family live crowded together in a cardboard shantytown shack in the squalor of inner-city Rome. They plan to murder each other with poisoned dinners, arson, etc. The household engages in various forms of sexual idiosyncrasies, land swindles, incest, drugs and adultery. Written by Rick Fleming <rmf8a@virginia.edu>

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...A Love Story

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Comedy | Drama

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References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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Great film
11 May 2005 | by hamnSee all my reviews

Just a great film! I think that "Ugly, Dirty an Bad" has more quality than many "Hollywood-made-to-win-Oscars" films. Let's forget by now the humor side of the film; the content brought to the viewer shows as those kind of people try to survive day by day in extreme poverty and illness. Much more than a film to make people laugh, it's a documentary and a "finger-in-wound" in nowadays issues. I hope people after see that movie just don't remember the funniest scenes, but also the human side of the whole story pictured in there. Remember, everywhere we go, even if all around seems to be nice and beauty, somewhere, if we look carefully, we can discover "dark spots"... Recently in an opinion article about another film, in the heading section we could read "[...] Mary, satiated of removing thorns from the rose flowers in local factory [...]" That's the point: there's no roses without thorns! And if you see a rose without them, it's because someone had remove it before...


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

23 September 1976 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Down and Dirty See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,898, 23 October 2016

Gross USA:

$7,144

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,144
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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