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    Unique ID Code: 0000060016
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    Added on: 9/5/2004 13:45
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    Avanti (UK)

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    When someone knocks at your door and says "Permesso?", be careful before you say...
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 141 mins
    Retail Price: £12.99
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    In this hilarious, light-hearted comedy from Billy Wilder and screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond, a wealthy American discovers romance and the meaning of "avanti" while in Italy. Based on the play by Samuel Taylor, nominated for five Golden Globes and winning one for best actor - Avanti is as the best of Wilder.
    When Wendell Armbruster (Jack Lemmon), an American businessman, goes to Italy to claim his father`s body after a fatal car accident, he finds himself caught up in a seemingly endless procession of red tape - and the shock of finding out that his father had a mistress who also died in the crash. When the daughter of the mistress arrives to take her mother`s body back to England, sparks fly. But when the parents` bodies disappear from the morgue, a search brings these two acrimonious foes together in an affair of mystery... and of the heart.

    Special Features:

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Mono English
    Dolby Digital Mono Spanish
    Dolby Digital Mono German
    Dolby Digital Mono Italian
    Dolby Digital Mono French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Billy Wilder

    Written By:

    Gianfranco Barra
    Edward Andrews
    Clive Revill
    Juliet Mills
    Jack Lemmon

    Casting By:
    Isa Bartalini

    Soundtrack By:
    Gino Paoli

    Director of Photography:
    Luigi Kuveiller

    Ralph E. Winters

    Billy Wilder

    Metro Goldwyn Mayer

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