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 ...
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Robi's complete name is Roberto Minghelli. The only time we hear this is on his wrist radio when he first arrives on the island. See more
[telling his story at the beginning
Honestly, I hated the sea. I never liked it for some reason. I preferred air travel.
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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