Screw Loose

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A man discovers honoring one of his father's last wishes isn't as easy as he hoped in this broad comedy. Middle-aged Bernardo Puccini (Ezio Greggio) helps to care for his elderly father in Milan. One day, Bernardo's dad, who is in poor health, makes a request - before he dies, he'd like to spend some time with his American friend Jake Gordon, whom he met during the war. Bernardo dutifully flies to the United States to track Jake down and bring him to Italy for a reunion. Bernardo manages to find Jake (Mel Brooks), but discovers he's currently a patient in a mental institution and not very stable. Not wanting to disappoint his father, Bernardo smuggles Jake out of the hospital to bring him back to Italy, but Barbara (Julie Condra), Jake's doctor, gets wind of his scheme and follows them to Milan to bring Jake back home. Screw Loose (aka Svitati) marked something of a reunion for star Mel Brooks, co-star and director Ezio Greggio, and screenwriter Rudy De Luca; Greggio made his American acting debut in Brooks' Dracula: Dead And Loving It, while De Luca wrote several films for Brooks, including High Anxiety and Life Stinks, and acted in Greggio's directorial debut, Il Silenzio dei Prosciutti.


Mel Brooks
as Jake Gordon
Julie Condra
as Dr. Barbara Collier
Gianfranco Barra
as Guido Puccini
John Karlsen
as Dr. Caputo
Enzo Iacchetti
as Factory Guard
Riccardo Miniggio
as Father Superior
Claudio Parachinetto
as Dr. Faccinaro
Dario Ballantini
as Michel Bois
Zoe Incrocci
as Mrs. DeLuca
Robert Dawson
as Dr. Hugo
Silvia Annichiarico
as Puccini's Secretary
Mark Steinborn
as Factory Manager
Massimo Artana
as Dr. Linero
Gerry Bruno
as Mr. Rossi
Giorgio Caldarelli
as Prison Guard
Ezio Greggio
as Bernardo Puccini
Sofia Milos
as Woman in Airport
Charlie Bertoni
as Monte Carlo Policeman
Isacc George
as Airport Waiter
Daniela d'Angelo
as Guido's Nurse
Gianni Zullo
as V.A. Clerk
Alfio Liotta
as Hotel Concierge
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