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Banana Joe (1982)

A man is living happily on an island with his family, growing bananas. When a local mobster with an eye on man's property tries to take it from him, he must go to the town for the first time to get some help.

Director:

Steno

Writers:

Mario Amendola (screenplay) (as Amendola), Bruno Corbucci (screenplay) (as Corbucci) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bud Spencer ... Banana Joe
Marina Langner Marina Langner ... Dorianne
Mario Scarpetta Mario Scarpetta ... Manuel
Gianfranco Barra Gianfranco Barra ... Torcillo
Enzo Garinei Enzo Garinei ... Engineer Moreno
Gunther Philipp Gunther Philipp ... Sarto (as Gunter Philipp)
Giorgio Bracardi Giorgio Bracardi ... Sergente Martino
Gisela Hahn ... Woman in Perfume Advertisement (as Gisela Hann)
Nello Pazzafini ... Torcillo's Truck Driver
Carlo Reali Carlo Reali ... Police Captain
Salvatore Basile ... Police Officer (as Salvo Basile)
Edy Biagetti Edy Biagetti ... Club's Manager
Giovanni Cianfriglia Giovanni Cianfriglia ... Torcillo's Thug
Benito Pacifico Benito Pacifico ... Torcillo's Thug
Sergio Smacchi Sergio Smacchi ... Torcillo's Thug
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Storyline

A man is living happily on an island with his family, growing bananas. When a local mobster with an eye on man's property tries to take it from him, he must go to the town for the first time to get some help.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He's big, he's funny, he's... Banana Joe. You'll love him!

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

8 April 1982 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Baba Joe See more »

Filming Locations:

Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Italian comedian Bud Spencer starred in this comedy without regular double-act comic companion Terence Hill. See more »

Goofs

During the truck racing scene, obvious miniatures are used for the off-road crash shots. See more »

Quotes

Police Captain: I don't know how you expect me to give you a license when you don't even know your surname, your father's name, your mother's name, your place of birth! It means you don't exist!
Banana Joe: I'm standing here right in front of you that means I must exist...
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Connections

Referenced in Muchachada nui: Episode #3.11 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Believe
(uncredited)
Written by Guido De Angelis and Maurizio De Angelis
Performed by Marina Langner
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nice movie.
9 July 2000 | by emilian77See all my reviews

Joe is a good man, that lives in a south American forest commercing bananas in surrounding villages. He doesn't have a surname, an identity document, a selling licence: this became a problem when local crime attempt to seize the bananas commerce of the state...... A good comedy, ironic (in the style of Corbucci), and with the usual iron punch of Bud Spencer! (here without his classic buddy Terence Hill).


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