- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 5, 2001
- Originally Released: 1960
- Label: Criterion
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer - RSDL
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 06/22/2001
"...Widely regarded as the funniest caper movie ever..."
Premiere - 08/01/2006
"A fortuitous, one-time-only coupling of slapstick and the neorealist ethos."
Wall Street Journal - 11/05/2010
"This leisurely, sweet-spirited Italian comedy directed by Mario Monicelli was conceived as a spoof of the now-classic RIFIFI..."
A hapless and bungling group of burglars try to break into a store from an apartment next door -- only to find they've drilled through a wall to another room in the same apartment. Each thief comes to the job with a distraction, and the gang's technical expert, who proffers an elaborate burglary lecture, retires to the bathroom when it comes time to do the actual work. After this arduous all-night heist attempt, dawn breaks and they all decide to go home.
Theatrical Release |
- Comic spoof of "Rififi" (Jules Dassin, 1955).
- A production of Lux Films and released by United Motion Picture Organization.