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Febbre da cavallo (1976)

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Bruno Fioretti, known as "Mandrake", is an inveterate gambler who never misses a day at the horse racing track in Rome. He is always at the track together with his friends Armando Pellicci,... See full summary »

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Steno

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Massimo Patrizi (story), Alfredo Giannetti (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gigi Proietti ... Bruno Fioretti, 'Mandrake' (as Luigi Proietti)
Enrico Montesano ... Armando Pellicci, 'Er Pomata'
Catherine Spaak ... Gabriella, Mandrake's girlfriend
Mario Carotenuto Mario Carotenuto ... Avv. De Marchis
Francesco De Rosa Francesco De Rosa ... Felice Roversi
Maria Teresa Albani Maria Teresa Albani ... Fortune-teller
Gigi Ballista Gigi Ballista ... Conte Dallara
Nikki Gentile ... Mafalda (as Nicky Gentile)
Adolfo Celi ... Judge
Ennio Antonelli Ennio Antonelli ... Otello Rinaldi, the butcher, 'Manzotin'
Luciano Bonanni Luciano Bonanni ... Fatebenefratelli Hospital's male nurse
Aristide Caporale Aristide Caporale ... Augustarello
Gianfranco Cardinali Gianfranco Cardinali ... assistant of Conte Dallara
Giuseppe Castellano ... Stelvio Mazza
Fernando Cerulli ... The Director of Commercial
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Storyline

Bruno Fioretti, known as "Mandrake", is an inveterate gambler who never misses a day at the horse racing track in Rome. He is always at the track together with his friends Armando Pellicci, known as "Er Pomata" cause his use of hair gel, and Felice. They always bet on the wrong horses and they always end up being penniless. Written by Wikipedia

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

29 October 1976 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Horse Fever See more »

Filming Locations:

Agnano, Naples, Campania, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,365,221 (Italy), 1 November 2002
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Primex See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene of whiskey Vat69 spot the actor who plays the Director (Fernando Cerulli) is voiced by Steno, Director of horse fever, while the driver without a license is voiced by Mario Lombardini. See more »

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Followed by Horse Fever: The Mandrake Sting (2002) See more »

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A good example of italian '70s comedy
26 December 1998 | by GTFMSee all my reviews

This movie is an example of italian comedy at its best. It is based on the characters of two of the best italian comedy actors of the last 30 years, Enrico Montesano and Luigi "Gigi" Proietti, and is an example of the "roman" way of life too.


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