Sexycop (Italian: La Madama) 1976 Italian crime comedy film directed by Duccio Tessari. It is based on the novel with the same name written by Massimo Felisatti and Fabio Pittorru.
|Directed by||Duccio Tessari|
|Produced by||Giorgio Venturini|
|Music by||Manuel De Sica|
|Edited by||Mario Morra|
- Christian De Sica as Vito Militiello
- Carole André as "La Madama"
- Tom Skerritt as Jack
- Ines Pellegrini as Irma
- Oreste Lionello as Inspector Solmi
- Ettore Manni as Sante Tonnaro
- Gigi Ballista as The Venetian
- Francesco De Rosa as Squillace
Sexycop was based on the novel La Madama written by Massimo Felisatti and Fabio Pittorru. The term Madama itself, was a Rome-based slang for Italy's mobile police, similar to the English slang "the fuzz". The book was the third in a series of novels and was adapted to film by director Duccio Tessari who turned the film into more of a comedy oriented film.
Sexycop was distributed theatrically in Italy by Titanus on 16 January 1976. It grossed a total of 173,627,420 Italian lire domestically. The film has also been released as La Madama l'agente Minchiello e il caso Patacchioni. Italian film historian Roberto Curti described the Italian box office as "disappointing".
Curti stated that contemporary critics "ravaged the film". Corriere della Sera's Renato Palazzo found the film to be closer to "the childish comic-adventure series starring Bud Spencer and Terence Hill" noting that "this formula has been frayed for a long time." Orio Caldiron of La Rivista del cinematografo stated that although Tessari has never been a master filmmaker, wondered how far he could have lost his way with the film.
- Curti 2013, p. 194.
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