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Mr. Robinson (1976)

Il signor Robinson, mostruosa storia d'amore e d'avventure (original title)
As a result of a shipwreck, modern Italian businessman finds himself stuck on a desert island. Like Robinson Crusoe he must find a way to return to civilization, but unlike him - a man of the 20th century is a completely different case.


Sergio Corbucci


Franco Castellano (as Castellano), Sergio Corbucci | 2 more credits »




Cast overview:
Paolo Villaggio ... Robi
Zeudi Araya Cristaldi ... Venerdi' (as Zeudi Araya)
Anna Nogara Anna Nogara ... Magda
Percy Hogan Percy Hogan ... Mandingo


Paolo Villaggio takes his Fantozzi-based humour and creates a more mature version of him, simply called Robbie, also referred to as "Robin", "Robi", "Robbi", or "Rob". Robbie is a rich and wealthy man who is married to a woman called Magda. One day, they decide to go on holiday. Magda suggests via ferry, despite the fact that Robbie HATES sea travel. He suggests via aeroplane, but Magda has a fear of heights. During a routine emergency training exercise, Robbie accidentally takes it seriously. That night, a genuine emergency arises, but Robbie thinks it's just a drill. This foolish act leaves Magda no option but to leave the ship alone, making Robbie the only person aboard the ship when it sinks. Upon waking up, Robbie thinks everything is normal, but he soon discovers he is the one remaining person on board the entire ship, which is now at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. He escapes and arrives on a desert island, forced to live á la "Robinson Crusoe". Robbie must now survive until ... Written by Stefano "SWEEVO" Pavone

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Italian censorship visa # 69581 delivered on 21-12-1976. See more »


[last lines]
Robi: Well... I guess I have to go now. We're too different, you and I.
Venerdi': You don't have to go. You want to go.
Robi: Yes, I do.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are played with a scene featuring Robi walking through the beach talking into what looks like a radio, acting like a commentator. He later discovers that it is not working and walks off. The end credits are played through Robi's eyes as he is hoisted up in a fishing net from the rescue boat and he can do nothing except watch the island disappear before him. See more »


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Pretty entertaining
26 February 2006 | by AzeriNYSee all my reviews

Robi and his wife reside in a big industrial city. Just your average couple who are caught up in a fast paced, gadget saturated life. They indulge themselves in an artificial food as they enjoy their technology oriented world. However,Robi's life turns upside down as they decide to go on a cruise for some long overdue vacation time. Unfortunately, when the cruise ship gets caught up in a storm, Robi finds himself in a modern day(by modern I mean 1976)Robinson Crusoe story.

I saw this movie for the first time, back when I was 9 years old. Recently, I managed to stumble on it in a video shop. After all these years, this movie still can stand as one of the funniest that I have ever seen. Very enjoyable, satisfying comedy. If you manage to get your hands on a copy, check it out. All around a good comedy movie.

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Release Date:

23 December 1976 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Il signor Robinson See more »

Filming Locations:

Cala Cartoe, Sardinia, Italy See more »

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Vides Cinematografica See more »
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1.85 : 1
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