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Fracchia la belva umana (1981)

The world's greatest criminal and the world greatest loser share the same face... now they'll share the same life!


Neri Parenti




Cast overview, first billed only:
Paolo Villaggio ... Giandomenico Fracchia / La Belva Umana
Lino Banfi ... Commissario Auricchio
Anna Mazzamauro Anna Mazzamauro ... Signorina Corvino
Francesco Salvi ... Neuro
Sandro Ghiani Sandro Ghiani ... De Simone
Antonio Allocca Antonio Allocca ... Ufficiale dei Carabinieri
Jole Silvani Jole Silvani ... Palmira (as Iole Silvani)
Fiammetta Baralla Fiammetta Baralla ... Cicciona che fa footing
Ugo Bologna ... Direttore della banca
Giulio Farnese Giulio Farnese ... Controllore dell'Aldilà
Renzo Rinaldi Renzo Rinaldi ... Colonnello dei Carabinieri
Renato Cecchetto Renato Cecchetto ... Comandante della Digos
Roberto Della Casa Roberto Della Casa ... Tino
Massimo Boldi ... Pera
Gigi Reder Gigi Reder ... Madre della Belva Umana


Giandomenico Fracchia must be the world greatest loser: his colleagues at the chocolate factory make fun of him, his boss harrasses him, the woman he loves hates him... and things are going to be even worse! Fracchia is the lookalike of the Belva Umana (the Human Beast), the most dangerous criminal in the world. Because of this, he manages to get arrested (and heavily questioned) three times in one night. He is given a special safe-conduct by the police, but when he returns back home the Belva Umana is waiting for him... Written by Micio Nero

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Comedy | Family


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Despite the higher popularity of the character of Fantozzi, the movie proved to be a great success and became a cult movie, in particular also thanks to the performance of Lino Banfi (commissioner Auricchio). See more »


Commissario Auricchio: Cara belva umana
Giandomenico Fracchia: Sì
Commissario Auricchio: Adesso per te, saranno volatili per diabetici
Giandomenico Fracchia: Mah... è un quiz?
Commissario Auricchio: Saranno cazzi amari!
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Followed by Fracchia Vs. Dracula (1985) See more »

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Good Italian comedy
6 November 2018 | by lexva5See all my reviews

Paolo Villaggio plays a toned down version of Fantozzi in this film about a looser Fracchia working in a chocolate factory and his doppel ganger La Belva Umana (played by the same actor ) who is a crime boss. The police mix them up and comic situations arise As noted elsewhere this comedy has a better story line than the usual Fantozzi films, the timing is perfect and all comic actors do a fine turn without resorting to their usual exaggerated and annoying over the top antics (usually Banfi and Salvi). Anna Mezzomauro is spot on and hilarious as usual, as the totally uninterested egoistic lover and counterpart to Fracchia.

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22 December 1981 (Italy) See more »

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Der doppelte Held See more »

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