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Ugly, Dirty and Bad (1976)

Brutti, sporchi e cattivi (original title)
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Four generations of a family live in a shantytown in the outskirts of Rome. The household engages in various forms of sexual idiosyncrasies, land swindles, incest, drugs and adultery.

Director:

Ettore Scola

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Ruggero Maccari (story), Ettore Scola (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Francesco Anniballi Francesco Anniballi ... Domizio
Maria Bosco Maria Bosco ... Gaetana
Giselda Castrini Giselda Castrini ... Lisetta
Alfredo D'Ippolito Alfredo D'Ippolito ... Plinio
Giancarlo Fanelli Giancarlo Fanelli ... Paride
Marina Fasoli Marina Fasoli ... Maria Libera
Ettore Garofolo ... Camillo
Nino Manfredi ... Giacinto Mazzatella
Marco Marsili Marco Marsili ... Marce
Franco Merli ... Fernando
Linda Moretti Linda Moretti ... Matilde
Luciano Pagliuca Luciano Pagliuca ... Romolo
Giuseppe Paravati Giuseppe Paravati ... Tato
Silvana Priori Silvana Priori ... Paride's Wife
Giovanni Rovini Giovanni Rovini ... Grandma Antonecchia
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Four generations of a family live crowded together in a cardboard shantytown shack in the squalor of inner-city Rome. They plan to murder each other with poisoned dinners, arson, etc. The household engages in various forms of sexual idiosyncrasies, land swindles, incest, drugs and adultery. Written by Rick Fleming <rmf8a@virginia.edu>

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funniest movie of the decade
16 April 2006 | by yvonneaharvellSee all my reviews

I have seen this film twice and going I'm to watch it again tomorrow. Known as 'Down By Law' in the states where I first saw it in the early 80's , all I can think to say is I've never seen a funnier movie in my life. If you get the chance to see this one do it! It will have you rolling and give you a bellyache... no I'm not giving away the plot line just a teaser. The family in this film are fantastically portrayed and the setting is hilarious to say the least. From their heads to their footwear the casting was perfect. Don't let subtitles put you off it really is worth watching you wont regret it and I think you will want to watch it over and over whenever you need a good laugh play this film!


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

23 September 1976 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Down and Dirty See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,898, 23 October 2016

Gross USA:

$7,144

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,144
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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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