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A Dangerous Toy

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Director  Giuliano Montaldo
Music director  Ennio Morricone
Language  Italian
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Duration  
Country  Italy
A Dangerous Toy movie poster
Writer  Sergio Donati, Giuliano Montaldo, Nino Manfredi
Release date  21 February 1979
Screenplay  Nino Manfredi, Giuliano Montaldo, Sergio Donati
Cast  Nino Manfredi (Vittorio), Marlène Jobert (Ada), Arnoldo Foà (Nicola), Pamela Villoresi (Patrizia), Mario Brega (Rapinatore)
Similar movies  Nino Manfredi movies, Music by Ennio Morricone, Movies about Italy

A Dangerous Toy (originally titled Il giocattolo) is a 1979 Italian crime drama film written and directed by Giuliano Montaldo. It was co-produced by Sergio Leone. The toy of the title is a gun. The movie chronicles how a frustrated and shy accountant may become a cruel and ruthless executioner. For his role in this film Vittorio Mezzogiorno won the Silver Ribbon for Best Supporting Actor.

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Plot

Vittorio Barletta is hit by a random bullet when a supermarket is robbed. Due to this incident he gets to know a policeman. His new buddy teaches him how to defend himself with a gun. Hereby Barletta learns he has a special talent because right from the start he is an extraordinary marksman. When the policeman tries to arrest somebody while Barletta is with him, he is killed right under Barletta's eyes. This drives Barletta to seek vengeance.

Cast

  • Nino Manfredi: Vittorio Barletta
  • Marlène Jobert: Ada Barletta
  • Arnoldo Foà: Nicola Griffo
  • Vittorio Mezzogiorno: Sauro Civera
  • Olga Karlatos: Laura Griffo
  • Pamela Villoresi: Patrizia Griffo
  • Mario Brega: the robber
  • Luciano Catenacci: Griffo's bodyguard
  • Renato Scarpa: the gunsmith
  • Daniele Formica: Gualtiero
  • Arnaldo Ninchi: TV interviewer
  • References

    A Dangerous Toy Wikipedia
    A Dangerous Toy IMDb A Dangerous Toy themoviedb.org


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