WriterSergio Donati, Giuliano Montaldo, Nino Manfredi Release date21 February 1979 ScreenplayNino Manfredi, Giuliano Montaldo, Sergio Donati CastNino Manfredi (Vittorio), Marlène Jobert (Ada), Arnoldo Foà (Nicola), Pamela Villoresi (Patrizia), Mario Brega (Rapinatore) Similar moviesNino 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.
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.