A Tu Per Tu (1984)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy  |   Run Time - 108 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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The two lead actors have little chance to overcome the stereotyped dialogue and action in this superficial tale about Emanuele (Johnny Dorelli) a free-wheeling, wealthy businessman fleeing from the law, and Gino (Paolo Villaggio) a poor, doltish cabbie driving him all over Europe. Emanuele has a suitcase full of documents that could convict several well-placed people of serious crimes if the papers were made public. He keeps them as he runs away from the police and tries to disguise himself as a female -- his "sister" -- who Gino romances. The ending is supposed to come as a surprise, but not many viewers are as blind as Gino, and both gender and fate are fairly obvious here.

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cab-driver, disguise, evidence, impersonation, on-the-run, romance, suitcase, surprise