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Cicciabomba (1982)

An overweight high school student is relentlessly bullied due to weight. Out of the blue, she wins a trip to New York, where she sheds 80+ pounds and then returns home to take revenge on her tormentors.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Donatella Rettore ... Miris Bigolin (as Rettore)
Dario Caporaso ... Mirko Mariani
Howard Napper ... Arthur Ashley
Paola Borboni ... Miris grandmother
Didi Perego ... Miris mother
... Mayor
... Don Lillo
Sergio Ciulli ... The Teacher
Dario Ghirardi ... Sergeant Tobia
Paola Rinaldi ... Simona
Gena Gas ... Deborah Bigolin
Adriana Russo ... Fanny 'Pinocchia'
... Baronessa Judith von Kemp
Silvia Bellini ... Friend of Miris
... Friend of Miris


Miris Bigolin is a vastly overweight high school girl who is relentlessly bullied by the "hip" boys and girls at her school. Her only escape is a nighttime call-in program that she hosts on a local radio station. Just when her humiliation has reached its nadir, she wins a trip to New York City, where she is immediately pounced on by Baroness von Kemp to showcase her amazing weight-loss formula. After several weeks of diet and exercise, Miss Bigolin suddenly discovers she's lost more than 80 pounds, and after fulfilling her contractual obligations to promote the weight-loss product, she returns home to exact revenge on her tormentors... primarily the narcissistic Mirko Mariani, who has compounded his crimes by ditching her sister, Deborah. Miris and her pals kidnap Mirko's current fiancé, Simona (the wealthy mayor's daughter), and convince Mirko (who fails to recognize skinny Miris) to dump Simona and marry Miris (who is posing as Baroness von Kemp's daughter). Once they get Mirko to ... Written by ocoee96

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28 November 1982 (Italy)  »

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Fatty Girl Goes to New York  »

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This is a hilarious comedy, and I don't speak Italian!
11 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

Back in June of 1986 I was doing archaeology in Sardinia -- our team was staying in the central town of Marcomer, which is also an Italian Navy base (for training) and we students decided to see an Italian porn film.

Now, we had all see the Italian porn comics on sale at the train station (gross outs) and expected to spend the time going "Eeeuu!" Mostly we expected to watch the Italian boys leer at the screen. We were going 'cultural anthropology.' Our concierge said the film was dirty.

The movie is about an overweight Italian girl who runs an anti-clerical radio station in an Italian hill town who pines for a young man who ignores her. She wins a trip to Anita Ekberg's New York fat farm, where in many grunting scenes the fat suit is removed. Ekberg's male aid clearly has his eye on her.

Fat Girl returns home as a stacked American blond and discovers that her younger sister has been seduced and abandoned and left pregnant at the altar by the idiot boy she had originally had a liking for.

The rest of the tale is her revenge. And no, it isn't something from Elizabethan theater. The movie is funny and sweet and I would show it to a nine-year-old.

And no, we didn't feel like we had been gypped either.

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