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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.



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


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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Comedy | Family | Fantasy


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Official Sites:

Miramax | Official site



Release Date:

25 December 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Roberto Benigni's Pinocchio  »


Box Office


€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:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Director Roberto Benigni who also plays Pinocchio and Nicoletta Braschi who plays The Blue Fairy are married in real life. See more »


Version of Pinocchio (1954) See more »


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Keep your kids away from this!
4 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

I'm not joking, this monstrosity can cause a major trauma to any sensitive kid. It can, and will, cause nightmares. I saw it in Italian when it was released, and I remember I was simply astonished, I couldn't believe my eyes. This is easily the worst cinematic experience of my life. I would like to point out, that because of the typical servile attitude of the Italian critics (Benigni had become a sort of national hero after "La vita è bella"), nobody had the courage to say this stinker was a bomb of gigantic proportions when it first came out. Fortunately it was rightfully thrashed everywhere else. The acting is atrocious, and the direction is so bad it causes consternation, everything in this abomination is just utterly wrong. The special effects are a pain to the eyes, and the casting of Nicoletta Braschi as the fairy, is not only ludicrous, it is also strangely creepy, and a clear sign that this was the project of an ego that had grown out of proportions, almost lingering with madness. It will go down as one of the worst movies ever made, and could therefore gain a cult status (it could actually be revalued as a classic of visionary horror). Unforgettable, in a very bad way…

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