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Johnny Stecchino (Johnny Toothpick) (1991)

Johnny Stecchino (Johnny Toothpick) (1991)

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Movie Info

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.

Cast

Franco Volpi
as Minister
Domenico Minutoli
as Chief of Police
Angel Conti Imperioli
as 1st Girl at the Party
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 Imperioli
as 1st Girl at the Party
Daniela Mango
as 2nd Girl at the Party
Giuseppe Viola
as Spectator
Sal Borgese
as Iganzio
Roberto Benigni
as Johnny Stecchino, Dante/Johnny Stecchino
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Critic Reviews for Johnny Stecchino (Johnny Toothpick)

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

An enjoyably goofy ganster comedy.

December 31, 2004
Nitrate Online

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

July 14, 2003
About.com

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

July 25, 2002
Matinee Magazine

Audience Reviews for Johnny Stecchino (Johnny Toothpick)

½

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 Gobbo
Marco Maurizio Gobbo
½

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.

MJS MJS
MJS MJS

Super Reviewer

A hysterical italian movie that NEEDS to be brought over to DVD. It's a great story and Benigni does a great job with everything. He is astounding. And this movie will keep you in stitches.

Luigi DePasquale
Luigi DePasquale

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