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The Taming of the Scoundrel (1980)

Il bisbetico domato (original title)
A grouchy farmer, known around his small Italian town as being wonderful to his employees, but actively driving everyone else away, is in for a surprise when a beautiful girl from the city,... See full summary »

Directors:

Franco Castellano (as Castellano), Giuseppe Moccia (as Pipolo)

Writers:

Franco Castellano (screenplay) (as Castellano), Giuseppe Moccia (screenplay) (as Pipolo)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adriano Celentano ... Elia Codogno
Ornella Muti ... Lisa Silvestri
Edith Peters Edith Peters ... Mamie
Pippo Santonastaso Pippo Santonastaso ... Don Cirillo
Milly Carlucci ... Renata
Sandro Ghiani Sandro Ghiani ... Benzinaio
Nicola De Buono Nicola De Buono ... Vittorio
Vincenzo De Toma Vincenzo De Toma ... Contadino malato (as Enzo De Toma)
Jimmy il Fenomeno ... Campagnolo
Elena Mari Elena Mari
Angelo Mainardi Angelo Mainardi
Guido Spadea Guido Spadea ... Ragioniere
Marco Columbro Marco Columbro ... Guidatore del camioncino
Gianna Coletti Gianna Coletti ... Nipote di Mamie
Massimo Mirani Massimo Mirani
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Storyline

A grouchy farmer, known around his small Italian town as being wonderful to his employees, but actively driving everyone else away, is in for a surprise when a beautiful girl from the city, ends up on his stoop after her car breaks down in the rain.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 December 1980 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

O Solteirão Amansado See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Capital Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The carpet on Lisa's "sick room" was fake. It was just painted on the floor to accomplish the stunt where Lisa's bed gets pulled out of the room with a tractor. See more »

Connections

Version of Impossible Catherine (1919) See more »

Soundtracks

Innamorata, incavolata a vita
Performed by Adriano Celentano
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good Italian Comedy (I watched it in Russian translation, still very funny)
29 January 2004 | by vladlrSee all my reviews

A fun movie to watch, you wont regret it if u like Italian Comedy and the Actor himself (Celentano). In the movie Adriano Celentano (Elia) thinks that women are no good and prefers to live his healthy life alone with his dog and House keeper. Until one day a beautiful young woman comes to his house asking to stay for the night. Elia makes a horrible first impression by being rude towards the stranger. Nevertheless, she seems to like it about him and that what makes her want to stay in his company.


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