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Johnny Stecchino (Johnny Toothpick) (1991)

Johnny Stecchino (Johnny Toothpick) (1991)

Johnny Stecchino (Johnny Toothpick)




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Comedian Roberto Benigni wrote and directed this Italian farce, in which he stars as Dante, a bus driver who is the exact double of the infamous gangster Johnny Toothpick (Benigni again). After Dante meets Johnny's girlfriend Maria (Nicoletta Braschi), he travels to her Palermo villa, where it quickly becomes apparent that Maria is setting up Dante to take the fall for Johnny's illicit behavior.more
Rating: R
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 13, 1993
New Line Cinema


Franco Volpi
as Minister
Domenico Minutoli
as Chief of Police
Angel Conti Imperiol...
as 1st Girl at the Part...
Gaetano Sperandeo
as 1st Picciotto
Gaetano Campisi
as 2nd Picciotto
Vito Zappala
as Marshal
Luciana Palombi
as Mrs. Festa
Giorgia O'Brien
as Minister's Wife
Angela Conti Imperio...
as 1st Girl at the Part...
Daniela Mango
as 2nd Girl at the Part...
Sal Borgese
as Iganzio
Giuseppe Viola
as Spectator
Roberto Benigni
as Dante/Johnny Stecchi...
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Critic Reviews for Johnny Stecchino (Johnny Toothpick)

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

An enjoyably goofy ganster comedy.

December 31, 2004
Nitrate Online

Below average Benigni. Somewhat cute, but Monster is far better.

July 14, 2003

Amusing, but a far cry from fully utilizing Benigni's comic timing.

July 25, 2002
Matinee Magazine

Audience Reviews for Johnny Stecchino (Johnny Toothpick)


A comedic gem from the (almost) always great Roberto Benigni.

Michael S

Super Reviewer


A brain-dead Italian comedy from the famous Roberto Benigni, I watched it as part of my Italian class. I thought Life is beautiful was all right, so I was interested to see what Benigni would be like in a more traditional comedy. Sure enough, Benigni remains a pretty fun and energetic performer, the problem is that the rest of this movie is amazingly dumb. The jokes are completely lowbrow and the ?plot? is a barebones story that is completely reliant upon Benigni?s character being REALLY stupid. There are a couple chuckles here but as a whole it?s really not worth seeing, it hasn?t been released on DVD in region 1, and I suspect it will stay that way.


Super Reviewer


Getting on the mob with humour and flair, after 5 minutes you cannot help but just laugh, if you follow the, a bit, surreal premises. Love it, and Palermo looks quite a lovely city in this movie. Maybe to be seen after the Godfather??

Marco Maurizio G.
Marco Maurizio Gobbo

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