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Pinocchio (2002)

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Despite guidance from the Blue Fairy and the love of his father, a wooden puppet's curious spirit leads him into one wild adventure after another.

Director:

Roberto Benigni

Writers:

Roberto Benigni (screenplay), Roberto Benigni (story by) | 4 more credits »
5 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roberto Benigni ... Pinocchio
Nicoletta Braschi ... Blue Fairy
Mino Bellei Mino Bellei ... Medoro
Carlo Giuffrè ... Geppetto
Peppe Barra Peppe Barra ... The Talking Cricket
Franco Javarone Franco Javarone ... Mangiafuoco
Max Cavallari Max Cavallari ... The Cat
Bruno Arena Bruno Arena ... The Fox
Corrado Pani ... Giudice
Kim Rossi Stuart ... Lucignolo
Luis Molteni Luis Molteni ... Omino di burro
Alessandro Bergonzoni Alessandro Bergonzoni ... Ringmaster
Alfredo Cavazzoni Alfredo Cavazzoni ... Carabiniere 1
Vincenzo Bonanno Vincenzo Bonanno ... Carabiniere 2
Marco Tullio Cau Marco Tullio Cau ... Carabiniere 3
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Storyline

Despite guidance from the Blue Fairy and the love of his father, a wooden puppet's curious spirit leads him into one wild adventure after another.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Miramax | Official site

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

25 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roberto Benigni's Pinocchio See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€7,021,421 (Italy), 13 October 2002, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,151,463, 29 December 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,684,305

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,323,171
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Roberto Benigni originally conceived this project as a collaboration, with Federico Fellini directing it. When Fellini died, Benigni became its director. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Italian version with English subtitles was screened to most critics, before a last-minute English dubbed version using English-speaking celebrities was used, including Breckin Meyer, Glenn Close, John Cleese, Eric Idle, David Suchet, Cheech Marin, Eddie Griffin, Topher Grace, Erik Bergmann, Queen Latifah and Regis Philbin. See more »

Connections

Version of Le avventure di Pinocchio (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Il Circo
By Nicola Piovani
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What a terrible movie!
18 September 2006 | by franz-90See all my reviews

I'm Italian and i know perfectly the book "Pinocchio" and the mentality in which it had been written,because it's my mentality too. Now, just the fact that Pinocchio is played by a 50 years old actor that says lines with a false child's voice,should make you feeling a little strange.The blue Fairy is played by an actress(?) that never changes expression,but she's Pinocchio-Benigni's wife,so everything comes clear.Moreover,the entire movie is cold,just a collage of episode based on the book. It's sad that the most expensive Italian movie is such a bad one. Benigni is a great actor and why,WHY after a poetic masterpiece like "La vita è bella"(Life is beautiful) had to ruin himself with such a crappy movie??? If you want to see a movie based on Collodi's book really faithful to the Italian spirit, you've to watch "Le avventure di Pinocchio" by Luigi Comencini.THAT is the real story beloved by people in Italy and all over the world.


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