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Grand Hotel Excelsior (1982)

Taddeus is the manager of the Grand Hotel Excelsior. The Summer season begins in May and since then many odd persons frequent the hotel. There is Ilde Vivaldi, in love with Taddeus and the ... See full summary »

Directors:

Franco Castellano (as Castellano), Giuseppe Moccia (as Pipolo)

Writers:

Franco Castellano (screenplay) (as Castellano), Franco Castellano (story) (as Castellano) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adriano Celentano ... Hotel manager Taddeus
Enrico Montesano ... Egisto Costanzi
Diego Abatantuono Diego Abatantuono ... Mago di Segrate
Carlo Verdone ... Pericle Coccia
Eleonora Giorgi ... Ilde Vivaldi
Aldina Martano Aldina Martano ... Fatima
Isabella Amadeo Isabella Amadeo ... Maria
Franco Diogene Franco Diogene ... Ing. Binotti
Armando Brancia ... Bertolazzi
Andrew Omokaro Andrew Omokaro ... Cameriere nero
Gerry Bruno Gerry Bruno ... Staff manager
Fernando Cerulli ... Cameriere
Enzo Andronico ... Bruno Bertoni's Coach
Daniela Introini Daniela Introini ... Adelina
Fosco Gasperi Fosco Gasperi
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Storyline

Taddeus is the manager of the Grand Hotel Excelsior. The Summer season begins in May and since then many odd persons frequent the hotel. There is Ilde Vivaldi, in love with Taddeus and the boxer Pericle Coccia who has an important match and falls in love with Maria. There is the Mago di Segrate trying to win world fame by levitating thirty meters high. And there is the waiter Egisto whose daughter is in a Swiss College believing her father is a man of importance. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

7 October 1982 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Gran Hotel Excelsior See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Intercapital See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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a classic Italian trash movie!

For the fans of Abatantuono's first period this is a classic. The film is not completely focused on his character (as in Attila flagello di Dio, Viulentemente mia or other glorious titles), but still we can find in it some of his best gags ever: when he flies out of the hotel's balcony (...svulazzo!) and when he states he is able to mentally communicate with seafood. The story is about many different unlikely characters that find themselves in the same hotel at the same time (classic setting). The movie is really stupid, and I won't recommend it to anyone who doesn't know exactly the kind of movie is gonna watch, but as I previously said, if you love the trash Abatantuono, this is a must. Celentano also plays a precious role as the hotel manager: his silent weird looks fit perfectly with his character. In general I think that underground classics of Italian cinema such as Grand Hotel Excelsior are way too much under estimated, considered too the huge number of fans and real lovers they find amongst the best Italian youth. If you like stupid and dumb movies, watch it!


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