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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
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One of the most well known scene of the movie, where commissario Auricchio (played by Lino Banfi) sing the song "Benvenuti a sti frocioni" was ad-libbed by the actor surprising even the actors and the guitar player in the scene. 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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Remake of Gentlemen of Fortune (1971) See more »

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A very good example of Italian comedy
16 February 2001 | by folgore73See all my reviews

Fracchia la belve umana, not to be confused with the abysmal "Fracchia contro Dracula", is a very good example of Italian comedy. The story line (usually the weakest point in this sort of movies) is somewhat interesting, the acting spot-on and so is the gags' timing.Villaggio is at his best in the dual role of Fracchia/the belva.Fracchia is a toned down Fantozzi, so not such an effort from the man that invented that hilarious character, but the belva is a very different thing.Villaggio manages to portray the belva in a very nasty sort of way.The Genoan actor uses his old stand-up comedy ability (Villaggio used to be very famous in 70's Italian TV for inventing a character called Dr. Franz: a nasty nazi-type of tv presenter that attacks his audience!)to create a very belivable Belva.Then, of course, there is the genius himself, Lino Banfi.Banfi plays the Police inspector that is after the Belva. As usual Banfi is as funny as one can get and his Commissario is the proof,if one was needed, of how this comedy master can make the audience laugh to tears.The scene where the inspector gets his leg pulled (to put it mildly) by a singing waiter,only to reveal his Police badge and get his own back from the rude servant, is side splitting. The movie is funny, entertaining, even bitter in the nasty ending.A sure fire hit with any fan of classic Italian comedy

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22 December 1981 (Italy) See more »

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