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Il giocattolo (1979)

A meek book-keeper (Vittorio) brings on his squallid life, which is interrupetd when he becomes friend with a policeman (Sauro). Vittorio is introduced to gun shooting, and appears to be ... See full summary »

Director:

Giuliano Montaldo

Writers:

Sergio Donati (screenplay), Sergio Donati (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nino Manfredi ... Vittorio Barletta
Marlène Jobert ... Ada Barletta
Arnoldo Foà ... Nicola Griffo
Olga Karlatos Olga Karlatos ... Laura Griffo
Pamela Villoresi Pamela Villoresi ... Patrizia Griffo
Carlo Bagno Carlo Bagno ... Un secondino
Renato Scarpa ... Giuliano
Luciano Catenacci Luciano Catenacci ... Un gorilla di Griffo
Mario Brega ... Un rapinatore
Rodolfo Marcenaro Rodolfo Marcenaro ... Franco
Nanni Massa Nanni Massa ... Fabrizio
Arnaldo Ninchi Arnaldo Ninchi ... Sergio
Margherita Horowitz Margherita Horowitz ... Proprietaria della pizzeria
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Franco Bizzoccoli Franco Bizzoccoli
Mario Cecchi Mario Cecchi ... Altro rapinatore
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Storyline

A meek book-keeper (Vittorio) brings on his squallid life, which is interrupetd when he becomes friend with a policeman (Sauro). Vittorio is introduced to gun shooting, and appears to be very gifted. This fact gives a shake to his dull existence, but when he gets in trouble with gangsters, he'll regret the past. Written by Stefano Bartolozzi <stefano@sbcweb.com>

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

2 May 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

I'll Get a Gun See more »

Filming Locations:

Milan, Lombardia, Italy

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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The italian 'Taxi Driver'
21 August 1999 | by SigmundSee all my reviews

An excellent dramatic movie featuring the great Nino Manfredi. Indeed, between 'Il giocattolo' (literally 'the toy') and 'Taxi driver' there are big differences, but also one common ground: how a man entrapped in a boring life is fascinated by guns and tries to fight his way out. The italian film is more dramatic and pessimistic. Both are excellent movies. I suppose it is nearly impossible for americans to see this one, anyway, if you ever get a chance...


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