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They Call Me Jeeg (2015)

Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot (original title)
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Enzo, a lonely and misanthropic small time crook, uses the superpowers gained after falling in the Tiber river to chase down a crazy gangster called "The gypsy".

Director:

Gabriele Mainetti

Writers:

Nicola Guaglianone (story), Nicola Guaglianone (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudio Santamaria ... Enzo Ceccotti
Luca Marinelli ... Zingaro
Ilenia Pastorelli Ilenia Pastorelli ... Alessia
Stefano Ambrogi Stefano Ambrogi ... Sergio
Maurizio Tesei Maurizio Tesei ... Biondo
Francesco Formichetti Francesco Formichetti ... Sperma
Daniele Trombetti Daniele Trombetti ... Tazzina
Joel Sy Joel Sy ... Claudietto
Gianluca Di Gennaro ... Antonio
Salvatore Esposito ... Vincenzo
Antonia Truppo Antonia Truppo ... Nunzia
Juana Jimenez Juana Jimenez ... Marcellone
Tommaso Di Carlo Tommaso Di Carlo ... Efeso
Giampaolo Crescenzio Giampaolo Crescenzio ... Pinocchio
Tamken Abdulaziz Tamken Abdulaziz ... Corriere #1
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Storyline

The film is a strange and anti-hero transposition of a very popular animated manga cartoon in the 80's called Steel Jeeg. Here, a young outlaw (Enzo) is somehow affected by radioactive waste in the Tiber waters in Rome. He subsequently finds out he has gained super powers and interprets them as a reward for never having managed to enter the criminal world that counts. The inside joke reveals itself when Enzo meets Alessia, who believes the charming hero is the personification of the hero in the cartoon she used to watch.

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Director Gabriele Mainetti also composed the musical score See more »

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Soundtracks

Jeeg Robot, l'uomo d'acciaio
Lyrics by Marcello Casco, P. Lepore, Paolo Moroni
Composed by Chumei Watanabe
Performed by Claudio Santamaria
Produced by Michele Braga and Gabriele Mainetti
Original song courtesy of Detto Music di Detto Mariano
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Jeeg Robot a Hero or Anti-hero?
29 April 2020 | by danielceretoSee all my reviews

I love Italian movies and series because mostly are high quality products. Here we have a little pretty anti hero gem called Jeeg Robot. First, the acting is quite good. Pretty raw and credible. Some familiar faces from Gomorrah. Second, the cinematography and the FX's are pretty good. Not excessive CGI used. And last, the script was quite good. Some not predictable turns. So, overall a great little great gem again coming from Italy.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

25 February 2016 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

They Call Me Jeeg Robot See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Budget:

EUR1,700,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,973,344
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2.35 : 1
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