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Marcello Fondato is a Director, Scriptwriter and Associate Producer Italien born on 8 january 1924 at Rome (Italie)

Marcello Fondato

Marcello Fondato
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Nationality Italie
Birth 8 january 1924 at Rome (Italie)
Death 13 november 2008 (at 84 years) at San Felice Circeo (Italie)

Marcello Fondato (8 January 1924 – 13 November 2008) was an Italian screenwriter and film director. He wrote for 46 films between 1958 and 1986. He also directed ten films between 1968 and 1992. His 1970 film Ninì Tirabusciò: la donna che inventò la mossa was entered into the 21st Berlin International Film Festival.

He was born in Rome, Italy and died in San Felice Circeo of a cerebral hemorrhage aged 84.

Best films

Watch Out, We're Mad (1974)
(Director)
The Two Missionaries (1974)
(Scriptwriter)

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Filmography of Marcello Fondato (37 films)

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Director

Charleston
Charleston (1977)
, 1h33
Directed by Marcello Fondato
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Heist films
Actors Bud Spencer, James Coco, Herbert Lom, Ronald Lacey, Geoffrey Bayldon, Renzo Marignano
Rating56% 2.802412.802412.802412.802412.80241
Joe Lo Monaco is an owner of a vessel which has inside a large casino. A band of evildoers exploits man to have earnings about gambling on roulette, so Lo Monaco really wants to destroy the ship, but he finds out that the boat is assured and that destroying it would lose a lot of money. In London meanwhile the trickster Charleston is arrested for being found with a false identity. However, he manages to escape from prison as soon as he was offered the job of helping Lo Monaco from evildoers ...
Midnight Pleasures, 1h32
Directed by Marcello Fondato
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Claudia Cardinale, Vittorio Gassman, Renato Pozzetto, Monica Vitti, Giancarlo Giannini
Rating60% 3.041773.041773.041773.041773.04177
Tina est accusée d'avoir tué son mari, Gino. Gabriella, l'épouse d'un ingénieur, se trouve être jurée au procès de Tina. Elle est persuadée de l'innocence de Tina.
Watch Out, We're Mad, 1h38
Directed by Marcello Fondato
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Buddy films
Actors Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, John Sharp, Luis Barbero, Donald Pleasence, Patty Shepard
Rating73% 3.6523453.6523453.6523453.6523453.652345
Somewhere in Spain, off-road race car driver Ben (Spencer) is anticipating the next rallycross race he will be in, because of the prize—a red Puma dune buggy with yellow top. However, he does not count on "The Kid" (Hill) entering the competition, and he also has a talent for the sport—and an eye on that same dune buggy. During the race, each man battles furiously to the finish line. But in a surprise, they both end up tying for first place, and they are both awarded the dune buggy. They run from their cars and touch the buggy at the same time. Of course, sharing is out of the question, so they soon get to a serious discussion as to how it should be decided as to who gets the buggy. Finally they decide to bet it in a "beer and sausages" duel in a luna park pub, in which "the first one that blow up lose the car and pay the tab" .
Diary of a Telephone Operator, 1h50
Directed by Marcello Fondato
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Claudia Cardinale, Catherine Spaak, Robert Hoffmann, Nino Castelnuovo, John Phillip Law, Aldo Giuffrè
Rating57% 2.8632052.8632052.8632052.8632052.863205
Marta works as a telephone operator for a telephone company. She lives with her friend Nanda in Nanda's flat. But Nanda's priority is above anything else to find a husband. When she feels she has found the right man she doesn't want Marta any longer in her flat. But while Nanda's relationship fails, Marta meets and marries a man named Pietro. Only then it turns out her husband has an old friend. The man, a foreigner, moves in with the two of them. Marta tries to pair off the foreigner with her single friend Nanda. Both women think this might work out. But Pietro's friend has bought a boat in order to sail around the world with Pietro and when the friend announces to do this alone, Marta's husband has a breakdown. In the end Pietro abandons Marta, explaining to her that he has no plans for a return from this journey with his friend.

Scriptwriter

Aladdin
Aladdin (1986)
, 1h30
Directed by Bruno Corbucci
Origin Italie
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about school violence
Actors Bud Spencer, Janet Ågren, Tony Adams, Giancarlo Bastianoni, Venantino Venantini, Umberto Raho
Rating53% 2.656992.656992.656992.656992.65699
The story revolves around a teenage boy named Al Haddin, nicknamed "Aladdin", who is living with his widowed mother Janet and his alcoholic grandfather Jeremiah in Miami, Florida. He and his family live in poverty since his father's untimely demise; his mother slaves away in the nightclub of Monti Siracusa, a local mobster boss who runs a city-wide protection racket. Jeremiah gravely contributes to this situation, as he blows the little money Janet makes on alcohol and horse races. Al has to work part-time in an antique shop to support his family as best he can.
Bomber
Bomber (1982)
, 1h36
Directed by Michele Lupo
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films
Actors Bud Spencer, Jerry Calà, Valeria Cavalli, Angela Campanella, Nando Paone, Rik Battaglia
Roles Story
Rating62% 3.10513.10513.10513.10513.1051
Bud Graziano said "Bomber" is a former heavyweight boxing champion who retired to private life on a ship. Jerry Calà is instead a Lombard punter who finds himself always in trouble and one day gets really big. In fact, he unwittingly sets himself against a group of thugs who answer only to the orders of a new boxing champion who is making the rounds in the area with his victories. Even Bomber collides later with this sample name Rosco. So Bomber, suddenly awakened his passion for boxing, opening a gym for amateurs and begins to train the promising young George. Below Bomber organizes meetings which also participates Rosco which, being too strong, knocks the young George. After so many other battles, Bomber is on the verge of losing everything he has slowly and painstakingly put together and so decides to confront himself in combat Rosco.
Why Did You Pick On Me?, 1h39
Directed by Michele Lupo
Origin Italie
Genres Science fiction, Comedy
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Bud Spencer, Cary Guffey, Ferruccio Amendola, Lawrence Montaigne, Robert Hundar, John Bartha
Roles Story
Rating58% 2.911922.911922.911922.911922.91192
Following the events of The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid, Sheriff Hall and H7-25 (using the official identity of Charlie Warren) still get no rest from the military: because the little alien has not yet grasped the meaning of keeping a low profile, they are constantly on the move, and H7-25's father has had to pick them out of a tight spot too many times already.
The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid, 1h35
Directed by Michele Lupo
Origin Italie
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Bud Spencer, Cary Guffey, Raimund Harmstorf, Luigi Bonos, Giancarlo Bastianoni, Giovanni Cianfriglia
Roles Idea
Rating61% 3.056133.056133.056133.056133.05613
One morning, the little town of Newnan, Georgia, is thrown into hysteria when a UFO is reported over the nearby lake; even the personnel from the nearby Air Force base is mobilized. The only one remaining untouched by this hubbub is Sheriff Hall (Spencer), the big and punchy keeper of the local law; indeed, he does not believe in aliens, especially since layabouts like Brennan (Joe Bugner) use the excitement to make all sorts of mischief. Still, strange things begin to happen to some of the citizens who share his point of view: a barber's chair begins to turn rapidly around its axis – along with its customer – and an ice cream cart suddenly squirts its entire contents (and more) onto the street after the vendor had made a joke about the aliens being hungry for his ice cream.
They Called Him Bulldozer, 1h50
Directed by Michele Lupo
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Sports films, American football films
Actors Bud Spencer, Raimund Harmstorf, Reinhard Kolldehoff, Nando Paone, Riccardo Pizzuti, Giovanni Cianfriglia
Roles Story
Rating67% 3.3513753.3513753.3513753.3513753.351375
Bulldozer is a sailor and a retired American football superstar; landed by accident in the port of Livorno, he is involved in a sport challenge.
Charleston
Charleston (1977)
, 1h33
Directed by Marcello Fondato
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Heist films
Actors Bud Spencer, James Coco, Herbert Lom, Ronald Lacey, Geoffrey Bayldon, Renzo Marignano
Roles Writer
Rating56% 2.802412.802412.802412.802412.80241
Joe Lo Monaco is an owner of a vessel which has inside a large casino. A band of evildoers exploits man to have earnings about gambling on roulette, so Lo Monaco really wants to destroy the ship, but he finds out that the boat is assured and that destroying it would lose a lot of money. In London meanwhile the trickster Charleston is arrested for being found with a false identity. However, he manages to escape from prison as soon as he was offered the job of helping Lo Monaco from evildoers ...
Midnight Pleasures, 1h32
Directed by Marcello Fondato
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Claudia Cardinale, Vittorio Gassman, Renato Pozzetto, Monica Vitti, Giancarlo Giannini
Roles Story
Rating60% 3.041773.041773.041773.041773.04177
Tina est accusée d'avoir tué son mari, Gino. Gabriella, l'épouse d'un ingénieur, se trouve être jurée au procès de Tina. Elle est persuadée de l'innocence de Tina.