Dante, a bus driver who is the exact double of the infamous gangster Johnny Toothpick. After Dante meets Johnny’s girlfriend Maria, he travels to her Palermo villa, where it quickly becomes apparent that Maria is setting up Dante to take the fall for Johnny’s illicit behavior.
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Opening 40 minutes are ineffective, after that, it's mostly funny when the mistaken-identity plot comes in. The humor, while naive at first, is also quite daring: poking fun at the Sicilian Mafia when daily murders were common and assassinations of government officials were increasing with the crackdowns. That's like making Chaplin's Hitler-spoof The Great Dictator in Nazi Germany! The resolution is too easy, though.
Que se puede decir, ¿extraordinario tal vez?, el humor de Benigni es único y me declaro aficionada de cada uno de los filmes que he visto, Johnny Stechinno es una comedia auténtica donde nunca se queda atrás la inocencia de un personaje.