Johnny Stecchino Poster

Release Date: January 22nd, 1999

R|2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary
Dante (Roberto Benigni) is a sweet, bumbling school bus driver in Rome, beloved by all, but unlucky in love. That is, until he meets the gorgeous Maria (Nicoletta Braschi), who lures him to Palermo, Italy, with the promise of passion. But Maria is already married to a mob boss who looks just like Dante: Johnny Stecchino (also Benigni). With the Mafia after Johnny for turning snitch, Maria hopes they'll mistakenly whack Dante instead, so she and Johnny can disappear forever.

Cast: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Paolo Bonacelli, Franco Volpi, Ignazio Pappalardo, Ivano Marescotti, Loredana Romito

Director: Roberto Benigni

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinema, Silvio Berlusconi Communications

Keywords: Pursuit, Endearing, 1990s, Husband, Escape, Love, Madcap, Wife, Underdog, Hilarious